Novel Issues in Canadian Labour Arbitration Related to COVID-19

Forthcoming Arbitration Law Review (fall 2021)

26 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2021

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Richard A. Bales

Ohio Northern University - Pettit College of Law; University of Akron School of Law

Date Written: April 9, 2021

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bales, Richard A., Novel Issues in Canadian Labour Arbitration Related to COVID-19 (April 9, 2021). Forthcoming Arbitration Law Review (fall 2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3823163 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3823163

Richard A. Bales (Contact Author)

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University of Akron School of Law

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