Canada: Guidelines for Addressing True Religious Beliefs and Disabilities for Canadian Employers Requiring Vaccination (Video Chat)

In short

As companies recall employees to their physical workplace, more and more employers are choosing to implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies to keep employees safe. In turn, some employees seek accommodations for disabilities or sincere religious beliefs that may prevent them from getting the vaccine. What should Canadian employers keep in mind when dealing with these requests?

In this In Focus video, our labor and employment lawyers share guidelines that Canadian employers should consider when faced with accommodation requests arising from mandatory vaccination policies.

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