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 […]

A Shot In The Arm: Can Your Workplace Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines?

A Shot In The Arm: Can Your Workplace Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines? While a number of COVID-19 vaccine options have now been approved by Health Canada and will be available shortly, the newest challenge is how those vaccines will be distributed. The federal and provincial governments are making early efforts to protect more vulnerable populations, such […]