Employee ignoring public health guidelines

Can an employer discipline or remove from duty an employee it learned has been ignoring pandemic-related public health guidelines if the workplace involves people in close proximity?

Employee ignoring public health guidelines
Tim Mitchell

Question:‚Äč Can an employer discipline or remove from duty an employee it learned has been ignoring pandemic-related health guidelines if the workplace involves people in close proximity?

Answer: As businesses begin to open up, employers are faced with the task of ensuring that their employees are safe and their COVID-19 protection policies are in compliance with provincial health guidelines and occupational health and safety legislation. However, policies that are not followed are as valuable as the paper on which they are written. As such, employers must be diligent in ensuring that COVID-19 protection policies are strictly followed.

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