I just wanted to ask a question regarding a situation we have with our receptionist - due to the current covid 19

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Customer: I just wanted to ask a question regarding a situation we have with our receptionist - due to the current covid 19 situation, she told us that she is self isolating, and is not coming into work. She is not immunocompromised in any way, and is not in the age risk group. Her position - reception, is not really a work from home position. So we are unsure of what recourse we have, and if we can jsut fire her for not showing upand refusing to come in until she feels like no longer self isolating
JA: What province are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Ontario, we are in Toronto
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: told her that it is unacceptable, that she is not sick to self-isolate, and that being worried is not a good enough reason to not come into work. We are a small office of just 12 people, so we dont have a dedicated HR
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: is there any other relevant information that you need? She has been employed as a receptionist for about 9 months, full time, salary, non union
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Hoi, thank you for contacting Just Answer. Well,, as you are probably aware, you can terminate her employment as per your contract of employment. Under the Employment Standards ACt you can also terminate her without cause for as long as you give her enough notice.

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My main concern was if there are any special provisions in place right now because of the covid 19. But as I understand from your answer, we are able to just let her go with a 2 week notice right?
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hi, did you get my message?

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I got it! Thank you very much. Just wanted to confirm that there were no special rules in place because of the covid19 pandemic.
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yes you could. although I would not in any way give her a inlkling of the real reason

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got it. thank you so much
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you are welcome. Now if you have no further questions will you kindly rate me on your page before you leave it? Thank you.

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of course, ill do the rating once it prompts me. thanks again for your help.
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you are welcome

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