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What to do if you or a member of your household are immune compromised

If you or a member of your household are immune compromised, both you and your manager have responsibilities.

Supervisor/manager responsibilities

Supervisors and managers must:

Employee responsibilities

You must:

It is important for you to take care of yourself and others. You can:

Medical information not required

Medical information or certification regarding your medical condition, or that of your household family member, is not required.

Your statement that you, or a member of your household, are immune compromised is sufficient to require you to leave the workplace.

Leave for employees who are immune compromised or have a member of the household who is immune compromised

If you are unable to work from home, you will be placed on Leave with Pay for Other Reasons (Code 699).

Shared responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy workplace

Employees share responsibility with the CFIA to maintain a safe and healthy workplace (Canada Labour Code, II 1265(1)):

Employees must:

Refusal to take the preventative measures requested by the employer may be considered insubordination and result in disciplinary action.

Managers may contact their Labour Relations Advisor, Area Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator/Advisor or Lab Safety Coordinator for additional guidance, if an employee refuses to leave the workplace in accordance with the recommended preventive measures.

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