Will employers have to accommodate working parents in the fall?

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As COVID-19 continues into the fall, schools are set to open in Ontario. Parents are voicing concerns over the health and safety of their children in classrooms and many are considering home-schooling. What will this mean for employers expecting their employees to return to the workplace?

Toronto employment lawyer and partner Lumi Pungea at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP joins CBC Radio to discuss the responsibilities of both employees and employers moving forward.

While employers have previously had to accommodate employees working remotely due to a lack of childcare, employees choosing to stay at home with their children in the fall will be making a choice and treated as such by their employers.

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