The provinces are opening back up and various guidance has been issued to employers regarding how to do so safely, but the virus still exists and it’s still contagious. Governments who have been encouraging people to stay home are now contemplating how to get people to go out when really conditions regarding the virus have not drastically changed. This juxtaposition will have an impact on workplaces.
In the employment context, family status discrimination cases often arise when an employee requests a change in their schedule or their regular working hours in order to permit them the opportunity to care for a child or a parent.
On May 1, 2020, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada shared some information regarding videoconferencing on its blog, “Videoconferencing – Maintain your physical distance, but keep your personal information close”.