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What rights and obligations do employers and employees have to one another during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in Canada? Ottawa employment lawyer Alex Lucifero spoke to CBC News Ottawa’s Adrien Harewood about the challenges the coronavirus pandemic poses to the workplace.

Alex Lucifero is an Ottawa employment lawyer and partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP.

Learn about the Canadian federal government’s changes to Employment Insurance designed to help employees off work due to the coronavirus outbreak:

❓(0:57) If an employee is asked by their employer to go into self-isolation, what rights do they have?

❓(1:44) Can an employee refuse to self-isolate?

❓(3:11) What obligation does an employer have to create a safe workplace?

❓(4:15) Can a company force employees to refrain from personal travel to certain destinations during the coronavirus pandemic?

❓(5:58) What obligation does an employer have to ensure that the mental health of their employees remains strong during the reaction to the coronavirus outbreak?


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