As COVID vaccines roll out across Canada, more and more employers and businesses are grappling with how to manage vaccinated and unvaccinated employees and/or customers. With uneven vaccine distribution, vaccine refusals, vaccine hesitancy, and medical contraindications, employer demands for proof of vaccination may be met with privacy complaints and lawsuits. Mining companies face similar challenges as employees get ready to return to work in the coming months.
Recent guidance from Canadian privacy commissioners and other regulators is beginning to shape the vaccination/proof of vaccination landscape for both employers and businesses. We address some common questions here.