Some answers to emerging SARS questions

An employment lawyer's take on what SARS means for employers
By Natalie MacDonald
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2003

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he impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on the workplace is something many employers and employment lawyers are struggling with.

This is a particular hot issue in Ontario, given the fact most of the cases of SARS have been in the Toronto area. Under the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, every employee has the right to work in a safe and healthy environment.