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Vaccination Round-Up – May 13, 2022

May 13, 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

 

Canada

  • Study finds many employees believe vaccine-status should impact workplace rights – Human Resources Director – May 5, 2022 – read the article here.

British Columbia

  • Judge rejects B.C. government’s application to dismiss court case challenging vaccination policy for health care workers – Vancouver Sun – May 5, 2022 – read the article here.
  • Naturopaths and chiropractors have lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate among regulated health professionals – CBC – May 10, 2022 – read the article here.

Ontario

  • Vaccination status not protected health information; Ontario Labour Relations Board finds – Canadian HR Reporter – May 11, 2022 – read the article here.
  • Chapman’s Ice Cream inundated by social media misinformation storm over company’s COVID policies – CBC – May 11, 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 May 13, 2022.

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