Challenging Mandatory Vaccination Policies In Ontario: Arbitrators Take A First Look And Reach Differing Conclusions

The majority of our clients are NOT unionized, but these decisions often form the legislative, and regulatory rules that follow.

There are now three recent Ontario arbitration decisions that address whether an employer may require its unionized employees to be vaccinated. While directly relevant to unionized employers, given the lack of case law considering the issue, these decisions may have further-reaching impacts on all employers in Ontario.