Novel Issues in Canadian Labour Arbitration Related to COVID-19
Forthcoming Arbitration Law Review (fall 2021)
26 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2021
Date Written: April 9, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-21 changed working conditions for millions of Canadians quickly and dramatically. Employers responded by requiring employees to quarantine, implementing workplace COVID policies, disciplining employees who violated those policies, changing work schedules, cancelling leaves or vacations, and furloughing or laying off employees. Union have challenged many of these actions, raising a variety of novel issues that are now being resolved through labour arbitration. This article surveys those labour arbitration awards.
Keywords: arbitration, canada COVID, COVID-19, pandemic, award, ADR, labor, labour
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