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Jennifer Weston Interviewed on COVID-19 and the Workplace

12 March 2020 by Barteaux Labour & Employment Lawyers

Barteaux’s Jennifer Weston was interviewed for an article in Halifax’s The Chronicle Herald on best practices in the workplace response to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jennifer’s comments highlight the many factors that employers and employees must take into consideration when making decisions related to the coronavirus. As Jennifer points out, rights and obligations under labour standards codes, human rights laws, and privacy rights will impact workplaces on a case-by-case basis as health authorities and government bodies act to contain the outbreak.

“Employment law is always situation-specific. You want to look at the seriousness of the threat,” she said. “From the employer perspective, you want to keep your eye on any directives that are coming out from the government under the Health Protection Act or the Emergency Management Act.”

To read the article in full, click the link below:

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/provincial/covid-19-threat-a-balancing-act-for-business-as-health-trumps-profit-422754/

Are you an employer with questions regarding COVID-19? Contact our firm for assistance.


Posted by Barteaux Labour & Employment Lawyers

Barteaux Labour and Employment Lawyers Inc. is Atlantic Canada’s only homegrown management-side labour and employment law boutique, now offering immigration law as a core area of practice. We assist all kinds of employers, from multi-national corporations to non-profits, public bodies, and small businesses across a broad range of industries. We have a diverse team providing services to a varied group of clients.