‘Vaccinate or mask’ policy found to be unreasonable

Risk to patients not proven enough to trump employee privacy: Arbitrator
By Patrick Ganley and Lisa Bolton
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 01/19/2016

It’s a common conundrum for employers who have significant safety concerns in the workplace: How many precautions can they take without infringing upon employee rights? How much safety risk does there have to be in order to infringe upon those rights?

It’s an issue safety-sensitive employers face and now it’s come to light in medical environments where the safety of patients as well as employees is a concern — particularly where communicable illnesses like the flu are around.