TORONTO – The case of unvaccinated workers challenging the COVID-19 vaccination mandate of a Toronto hospital network is scheduled for today in court.
Last week, Ontario Superior Court Judge Sean Dunphy issued a temporary injunction halting enforcement of the hospital network’s deadline for staff to be immunized.
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University Health Network had said that staff members who did not receive both vaccines by October 22 would lose their jobs.
The temporary court order, which will expire this week unless an extension is granted, only applies to the employees involved in the case.
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Dunphy is ready to hear arguments today on whether the court has jurisdiction in the matter.
The hospital network’s vaccination mandate goes beyond the province’s policy, which requires healthcare and education workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested regularly.
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