Many employers are hopeful that a vaccine for COVID-19 will be the silver bullet that will enable employers to return to some semblance of a pre-COVID workplace. Can an employer mandate that employees be vaccinated before coming back to work?
The challenges employees and employers continue to face this Labor Day are enormous and unprecedented. The year’s Labor Day Report focuses on the state of employment in the context of the global pandemic.
A recent Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision provides meaningful guidance to employers on how to conduct proper workplace sexual assault investigations that do not discriminate against employees who come forth claiming they were assaulted.
In a recent decision, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal held that a comment a faculty member made to a university employee during a business trip did not rise to the level of sexual harassment as defined in the province’s Human Rights Code.
Effective July 23, 2020, Suffolk County, New York amended its Human Rights Law to ban race and religious discrimination based on hairstyle, hair texture, and religious garments as components of “group identity” under the county’s Human Rights Law.
In this GQ|Littler article, we highlight some of the issues and risks employers face when dealing with different types of employees as businesses reopen, including those who refuse to return to the workplace.