In Verigen v. Ensemble Travel Ltd., (2021 BCSC 1934) Justice Milman had a situation of a 55 year old Business Development Director (really more of a sales person) with 13 months service who was given a temporary layoff notice at the beginning of COVID.
As Ontario struggles with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, employers must ensure their workplace policies are updated to reflect the changing nature of the pandemic. Policies enacted in 2020, or even just a few months ago, may no longer reflect current public health guidance. As such, in this article, we look at three recent pandemic-related developments and assess how they will impact Ontario employers.
The circumstances that an employer must accommodate continue to expand. After all, the workplace is no longer what it used to be. So, where does the duty to accommodate come from?