Employer liability with Ebola panic

Forcing workers to take leaves, sending them home not best practices
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/17/2014

In North America, at least, there is no outbreak — there have been only two confirmed cases of Ebola contracted on American soil and no confirmed cases in Canada.


But while the virus itself isn’t sweeping through the population, Ebola panic certainly is. With intense media coverage, fears around the deadly disease have taken hold — but hastily reacting to those fears could create legal woes for employers.