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.
Ontario Human Rights Code
While the facts of the case in this article might be funny to some, it is an important reminder for employers in Ontario who provide services to the public. Provincially regulated businesses are subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
The Halton District Catholic School Board posted a job advertisement for a contract position. The applicant replied to the advertisement, and when he was not selected for the position he filed a complaint at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario alleging discrimination on the ground of creed.