The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way we live, work, and play. With more people working from home and children completing school remotely, there has been a considerable blurring of boundaries between work and home. These factors are reigniting the discussion on whether employees should have a right to disconnect from their workplace. But is this something Canadians can expect? We will explore recent developments to help answer this question.
Canadian Multiculturalism Day is celebrated on June 27 each year. According to the Government of Canada, Canadian Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity to celebrate the country’s diversity and its commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect, and to appreciate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society.
Employers would be well-advised to implement strong anti-discrimination, harassment and workplace violence policies which include provisions regarding processes, investigations and training.