The Mathematics of COVID-19 and Discrimination

British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal has issued two recent decisions, dismissing complaints against Premier John Horgan and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry arising out of the recent “vaccine passport” announcement....

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May I See Your (Vaccine) Passport?

British Columbia’s government stuck its big toe in the water with its recent “vaccine passport” announcement. I use that metaphor because I believe they are waiting to see what the public reaction will be to the announcement and,...

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The Employer’s Vaccination Dilemma

Many B.C. employers are asking the question, “Can we compel unwilling employees to become fully vaccinated?” With rapidly-rising COVID-19 case counts among the unvaccinated, it’s no wonder employers want to compel their employees...

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B.C. CERBs Up A Victory for Employers

In a time in which there have been few wins for business, B.C.’s Supreme Court has just served up a (small) victory for employers.  In one of the first “pandemic” decisions, the Court has determined that a terminated employe...

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Fifteen Ways To Leave A Pandemic

“The problem is all inside your head she said to me, the answer is easy if you take it logically. I’d like...

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The Sky Hasn’t Fallen, Yet

A little over a year ago, employment lawyers across Canada began cautioning employers about the risks associated with laying off employees due to the COVID pandemic.  Lawyers and businesses were between a rock and a hard place; employers coul...

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It’s Your Mask Preference That’s Pointless

It’s been over a year since a little thing called COVID-19 arrived in Canada, and much has changed in the employment world in that timeframe.  One challenge lawyers have had is that – in our lifetime, at least – a global pan...

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Dust Off Your Harassment Policy

Is it time for spring cleaning, yet? Perhaps not, but it’s definitely time to dust off your harassment policy. “Why’s that?”, you ask. Because the rules of the game are changing when it comes to how you investigate workplac...

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Working Remotely – The Workplace Safety Perspective

  "I was called by the biggest people saying congratulations, political...

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