Baker McKenzie represented McMaster University in defending its obligatory COVID-19 vaccination policy on judicial assessment. Four Applicants asked for an exemption from the University’s mandatory vaccination coverage, citing religious and conscience grounds. The University refused their exemption requests, claiming no relationship between their religious beliefs and refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Candidates challenged the University’s authority to put into action the policy. They also claimed the University breached their human legal rights and that the University’s procedure for analyzing their claims was unfair and biased. The Courtroom dismissed all of the Applicants’ promises. It also highlighted how diligent and honest the University’s processes and representatives were being in creating a critique procedure and evaluating programs under it.
This is the initial circumstance in the Ontario courts to offer with the issue on the deserves alternatively of by injunctive reduction. This selection also has sector-vast implications as each and every University and Faculty in Ontario has some form of mandatory vaccination coverage.
The Baker McKenzie group advising McMaster University was George Avraam, Ahmed Shafey and Ajanthana Anandarajah, with unique assistance from Juliette Mestre and Eleanor Dennis.