Arbitrator Finds Grievor was Prima Facie Discriminated Against when Employer Denied her Requested Exemption to the COVID-19 Vaccine

In Public Health Sudbury & Districts v. Ontario Nurses’ Association, Arbitrator Robert Herman accepted that an employee may be entitled to an exemption from an employer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy on the basis of creed where they held a sincere belief that the relationship between the COVID-19 vaccines and fetal cell lines was contrary to…

Federal Government Suspends COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Certain Travel, and Federal Sector Employees

On June 14, 2022, the federal government announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for domestic and outbound travel, federally regulated transportation sectors and federal government employees. (For details about the federal government’s vaccine mandate which was originally introduced in October 2021, see our FTR Now of October 7, 2021,…

Remaining COVID-19 Orders to be Revoked

The Ontario government has filed a regulation which will revoke all remaining COVID-19 regulations (Orders) made under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, effective April 27, 2022. This action is further to the government’s previous announcement of its intention to lift all remaining COVID-19 measures, directives and Orders by this date….

Advantage CPD: Practical Guide to Current WSIB Challenges and Opportunities

Join key members of our WSIB practice group to gain new tools and takeaways for your WSIB toolbelt. We will explore key recent caselaw and use practical scenarios to provide you with practical insights to apply to your challenging cases. This session will include tips for the seasoned WSIB coordinator tackling increasing claim costs as well as strategic insight for the general practitioner seeking to understand the implications of WSIB claims on employment matters.

Ontario Revokes More COVID-19 Orders

On March 24, 2022, the Ontario government revoked certain Orders made under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA), effective March 28, 2022. The remaining ROA Orders have been extended to April 27, 2022. This action is further to the province’s current plan to lift all remaining directives, Orders and measures…

Ontario to Lift All Remaining COVID-19-Related Measures

On March 9, 2022, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that by the end of April, all remaining COVID-19-related measures, directives and orders will be lifted. This decision comes as the province sees continued improvements in key health indicators and follows the government’s easing of most public health restrictions earlier this month (see our…