Ontario Arbitrator Upholds Another Mandatory Vaccination Policy

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

As Arbitrators continue to evaluate vaccination policies in unionized workplaces, another recent decision emphasizes that the reasonableness of a vaccination policy is a context-dependent finding. In Bunge Hamilton Canada, Hamilton Ontario v United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, Local 175, Arbitrator Herman upheld a mandatory vaccination policy, joining a growing body of arbitral decisions where […]

Ontario Arbitrators Assess Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: Initial Decisions

mandatory covid-19 vaccination policies

Many workplaces have introduced mandatory vaccination policies in order to minimize the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace. Such policies often have significant consequences for those employees who prefer to remain unvaccinated or to withhold their vaccination status, including unpaid leaves of absences or terminations on a for cause basis. However, the enforceability of such […]

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing for Employees Upheld

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing for Employees Upheld

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing for Employees Upheld A recently released arbitral decision, Caressant Care Nursing & Retirement Homes v Christian Labour Association of Canada, 2020 CanLII 100531 (ON LA), addressed the issue of mandatory COVID-19 testing in the workplace. As many workplaces struggle to maintain safe work environments while respecting employee privacy, this decision provides insight […]