Toronto: 02.09.21 Workplace Privacy in a Pandemic

Date and Time

Starts:02/09/2021 8:00 AM

Ends:02/09/2021 10:00 AM

Event Type: Webcast

2 Hour(s)



$15 for Members | $30 for Non-Members


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Event Sponsor

Toronto: 02.09.21 Workplace Privacy in a Pandemic

8:00am: Introduction
8:05am: Presentation
9:40am: Q&A
10:00am: Even Concludes

Event Description
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised a number of workplace privacy-related questions for both employers and employees. Striking the appropriate balance between health and safety and employee privacy has been an ongoing challenge. This session will explore some of the limits on employee health screening, and on monitoring remote workers.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Application of Canadian privacy laws
  • Limits on collection, use and disclosure of employee’s personal information
  • COVID-19 screening questionnaires, tools, and tests
  • Whether health and safety trumps employee privacy in a pandemic
  • Monitoring remote employees

Speaker bio(s)
Andrea  York

Andrea is the Practice Group Leader of the Blakes National Employment & Labour Group and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Privacy Group. She is an experienced advocate with over 20 years of experience in the areas of employment and privacy law. Her practice is devoted exclusively to advising corporations and other employers on employment and privacy law matters Andrea provides clients with timely and practical advice, and works with employers across a variety of industries, including banking and financial services, retail, manufacturing, medical and consumer products, technology, pharma, and marketing and advertising. In addition to providing day-to-day compliance and strategic advice, Andrea regularly works with clients on the preparation of employment and termination agreements, and acts for employers in various legal proceedings, including wrongful dismissal and human rights claims and in claims enforcing post-employment obligations. Andrea also advises on the employment and privacy law aspects of commercial transactions, including M&A transactions, reorganizations, insolvencies and outsourcing transactions. Andrea is also a member of the Blakes NITRO team, and a member and past Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at Blakes.