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Vaccination Round-Up – April, 22, 2022

April 22, 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:

OUR INSIGHTS

 

In her April 21, 2022 Workplace Law Strategies Blog post, Rose Keith, QC discusses the March 17 arbitration award in Unifor Local 973 and Coca-Cola Canada Bolling Limited, where the arbitrator found a mandatory vaccination policy to be reasonable. Learn more here.

IN THE NEWS

 

Canada

  • Federal public servants on unpaid leave remain in the dark on content and timing of revised vaccination policy – National Post – April 12, 2022 – read the article here.

British Columbia

  • B.C. medical expert says vaccination status of private health care providers should be public – Vancouver Sun – April 14, 2022 – read the article here.

Manitoba

  • Former Bayer employee fired for not providing vaccine information sues pharmaceutical company – CBC – April 18, 2022 – read the article here.

Ontario

  • Hamilton city council debates suspending mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for municipal workers as vaccination deadline looms – CBC – April 19, 2022 – read the article here.
  • Brock University’s decision to keep COVID-19 mandates was part of negotiated settlement with faculty, Union says – The Standard – April 13, 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 22, 2022.

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