As companies call employees back to the physical workplace, more employers are electing to implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies to keep employees safe. In turn, some employees are seeking accommodations for disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that may prevent them from being vaccinated. In this In Focus video, Baker McKenzie Labour and Employment lawyers share guidelines for Canadian employers to consider as they encounter requests for accommodations from mandatory vaccination policies.
Alessandra Fusco is a member of Baker McKenzie's Employment and Compensation Law Practice Group in Toronto. Alessandra joined the Firm as an associate in 2020 after completing her articles at a leading labour and employment boutique law firm in Toronto. Alessandra regularly advises employers on a full range of labour and employment law matters, providing practical legal and business advice to private and public sector clients. Before studying law, Alessandra worked for the Ontario government advising high-profile public office holders, including the Minister of Education and the Premier of Ontario. She has advised on matters with respect to stakeholder relations, media relations, communication and issues management.