As more Canadians get vaccinated against COVID-19 and society starts its climb back to normal, businesses and institutions are facing a difficult question: are they going to require people to be fully vaccinated before they can walk through the door?
It’s an issue that has provoked heated debate — and some very different stances across the board. Now, experts are warning there could be some legal and ethical implications at play for businesses navigating this sticky situation.
“I think we’re trying to fix a problem that we don’t fully understand just yet,” said Kerry Bowman, a bioethicist with University of Toronto, when asked about businesses mandating vaccinations.
“My position with this is it’s really premature to do this, and I hope we won’t need it at all.”