The approval of COVID-19 vaccines by Health Canada and the (painfully slow) roll-out of a vaccination program by government may mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic, and the prospect of a return to a more normal life. It has also raised a number of important and complicated questions for employers.
Our cross-country panel will discuss the key labour, employment, health and safety, human rights, and privacy issues that may arise from the vaccination of employees against COVID-19, including:
- The lessons and limits of existing case law on workplace vaccination policies
- Whether employers can require or incentivize employees to be vaccinated
- Whether employers can require disclosure of employee vaccination status and what can be done with that information
- How to balance employees’ objections based on religious, disability or other grounds with other considerations like workplace health and safety
- 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PT Webinar and Q&A
This webinar is complimentary
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This programme contains 1.5 hours of accredited content for the purposes of the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The session has been loaded as part of a series, titled Fasken’s COVID-19 Vaccines and the Workplace: What Canadian Employers Need to Know – March 2021 and will be available for claiming through the LSBC CPD website as of March 30, 2021.
A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.
For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.