Toronto: Mandatory Vaccination Policies in the Workplace

Date and Time

Starts:09/16/2021 8:00 AM

Ends:09/16/2021 10:00 AM

Registration Closes:09/15/2021 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

2 CPD Hour(s)



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Registration closes 8am | 09.15.21

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With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines across Ontario, can employers require non-unionized employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to return to the workplace? While there is no clear authority on this issue to date, it is likely that non-unionized employers will be permitted to require COVID-19 vaccinations in certain contexts. This presentation discusses what factors employers should consider when developing a mandatory vacation policy and best practices to enforcing it.


1. In what contexts could employers potentially require non-unionized employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19
2. What factors should employers consider when developing a mandatory vacation policy
3. What are the best practices for enforcing a mandatory vacation policy


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

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Speaker bio(s)
Rich Appiah

Rich Appiah is principal of Appiah Law | Employment + Labour Counsel. Rich provides expert strategic counsel and legal representation in the area of human resources law to small and enterprise-scale businesses, as well as to managers and senior executives. He formed Appiah Law after practicing for over a decade with some of the best employment and labour lawyers in Canada. Rich draws on his experiences to provide exceptional, cost-effective, and results-oriented service to every client. Called to the Bar of Ontario in 2006, he has appeared as counsel before the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice and the Ontario Labour Relations Board. He has also represented clients in proceedings before boards of arbitration, the provincial and federal Human Rights Tribunals, the Ontario Ministry of Labour (Employment Standards Branch), and the Canadian Industrial Relations Board.