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Vaccination Round-Up – April 14, 2022

April 14, 2022

VACCINES IN THE WORKPLACE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK

 

With BC exceeding its vaccination targets, regulations lifting and the reintegration of employees to the workplace, employers are now faced with trying to navigate the changing dynamic of vaccines and the workplace. We anticipate that changes to legislation could happen on short notice and have created this Round-Up to help employers stay informed in a situation that is so rapidly evolving.

Here are a few important things I thought worth sharing this week:

IN THE NEWS

 

British Columbia

  • Arbitrator finds BC Hydro’s vaccination policy is reasonable but ‘disciplinary element’ is not – Vancouver Sun – April 10, 2022 – read the article here.

Yukon

  • Yukon government lifts vaccine mandate for most workers – Yukon News – April 6, 2022 – read the article here.

Ontario

  • Ontario city councillor docked one day’s pay over comments vaccine supporters will face ‘judgment day’ – National Post – April 11, 2022 – read the article here.
  • After delays, Niagara Health implements mandatory vaccine policy and fires 61 unvaccinated employees – Niagara Falls Review – April 7, 2022 – read the article here.
  • Ottawa Police Services says unvaccinated officers may return to work – CTV – April 5, 2022 – read the article here.

I hope you found this Round-Up helpful. If you have any questions relating to the reopening of your business or reintegration of your staff – our Workplace Law group is here to assist.

Expertise

Disclaimer: The pandemic is a rapidly changing situation and new measures may have been introduced since this document was published. The information provided through this document is intended for general information purposes only and does not create a lawyer-client relationship. It is not intended as legal advice from Harper Grey LLP or the individual author(s), nor intended as a substitute for legal advice on any specific subject matter. Detailed legal counsel should be sought prior to undertaking any legal matter. Last Updated April 14, 2022.

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