With mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies rolling out in many workplaces across Ontario, managing employees who choose not to get vaccinated can become a difficult task. While some employees cannot get vaccinated for a medical reason, others may choose not to get vaccinated for personal reasons.
duty to accommodate
We often discuss the duty to accommodate in the context of human rights, and we all know that the duty extends “to the point of undue hardship”. But as another year comes to an end, it is clear that there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to what this means in practice.
A recent arbitration decision is helpful for employers dealing with accommodation requests, particularly with respect to a request to be transferred to a different location.