Dozens of City of Windsor employees fired for not disclosing COVID-19 vaccine status asked to return to work – CBC

The city had fired 84 people in Janaury last year

Jan 03, 2023

A majority of City of Windsor workers who were fired for not disclosing their COVID-19 vaccination status have been offered their jobs back, according to the city.

Last January, the City of Windsor said 104 employees were fired for refusing to get vaccinated or disclose their status. Following a grace period, 84 workers were officially dismissed, the city said.

In December, the city asked 67 of those staff members — including 21 full-timers — to return to work.

Dana Paladino, acting executive director of human resources, said the city has been working closely with the appropriate unions and has been offering these staff members their jobs back since Windsor lifted its COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Nov. 9.

In most cases, the collective agreement allows the returning workers to bump out the person who has filled their position. The city said anyone who had been bumped will have an opportunity to find an alternative position.

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