Demoting an employee and potentially lowering their pay is a decision that has implications for both the employee and the employer. These implications can range from hurt feelings, all the way to a wrongful dismissal claim.
With employees returning to the office, many Canadian employers are considering implementing mandatory vaccination policies in their workplaces. This is giving rise to many questions, including the legality of such policies as a condition of accessing the workplace.
A couple of years ago, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal ("WSIAT") statute-barred a constructive dismissal claim for chronic mental stress arising from a poisoned work environment, along with claims for aggravated, moral and punitive damages, which meant that employees would not be able to pursue such claims before the courts.