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There is generally limited recourse for your employer if you refuse to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

However, depending on the workplace, your employer may be within their discretion to require you to work remotely rather than physically attend the workplace. Where attendance at the workplace is essential to carry out your role, you may be required to take other safety measures (i.e., wearing gloves, undergoing frequent testing, etc.) or take unpaid leave.

Further, under Ontario’s Human Rights Code, an employee may forgo mandatory vaccination and request an exemption for medical or religious reasons.

If you have any questions relating to your employment and COVID-19, including whether you have been wrongfully dismissed and/or terminated in connection for refusing to receive a vaccination, or your human rights have been violated, please contact Toronto employment lawyers, Sultan Lawyers, at (416) 214-5111 or via email to khayward@sultanlawyers.com.