Briefing Note #5 – as of April 21, 2020 – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers regarding COVID-19
Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Employers
Updated: April 21, 2020
As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the globe, employers need to know their legal rights and obligations as it relates to the Canadian workplace.
The following are some of the most pressing Frequently Asked Questions.
We have organized this Briefing Note in Sections. Most Sections apply to all or the vast majority of businesses. In addition, we have included Sections that provide further information for select industries such as Construction and Healthcare.
Please Note: Information changes daily (sometimes within a day), including the details of the various government initiatives, announcements and regulations. As such, it is important to carefully review each updated Briefing Note to ensure you are aware of current information. Some content in older Briefing Notes may no longer be accurate.
|If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your Sherrard Kuzz LLP lawyer or, if you are not yet a Sherrard Kuzz LLP client, our firm at firstname.lastname@example.org with the re: line: COVID-19. We’ll respond promptly. Section|
|Diagnosis of or Close Contact with COVID-19; Self-Isolation; Screening|
|Can an employer require an employee to advise if he or she has been diagnosed with COVID-19?|
|Can an employer require an employee to advise if he or she has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or travelled outside of Canada?|
|Can an employee be required to self-isolate?|
|Can an employer implement a “temperature check” screening protocol for an individual entering its facility?|
|Can an employee refuse work due to a fear of contracting COVID-19?|