This is related to covid 19, i have plans to travel to Ontario from Alberta in August to see my sister that has just

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Customer: this is related to covid 19 , i have plans to travel to Ontario from Alberta in August to see my sister that has just finisher her cancer treatment , as or right now Ontario and Alberta don't require me to self isolate for 14 days ( as far as i know ) but my employer is telling me i will need to self isolate for 14 days unpaid when i return , can they do that legally
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: no
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: this is my first step
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
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Debra, Expert

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Debra, Expert

I am sorry to hear of your concern.

Yes your employer can require you to self-isolate for 14 days. This is to protect your co-workers and customers/clients.

Does that fully answer your question even if it is not what you were hoping to hear?

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

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If they are saying I have to isolate do they have to pay for the days I am in self-isolation
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Debra, Expert

No they don't. There is no such legal requirement. I am sorry about that.

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Ok am I legally entitled to tell them if I do fly , vs " I stayed at home "
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What do you mean?

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Am I required tell my employer that i am flying within Canada ,. Or could I simply tell them I'm staying in town for my vacation , an would my employer have any legal right to look into If I did Infact stay in Alberta or went to Ontario ?
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The lawyer has to right to do what they can to see if you are telling the truth. They are trying to protect everyone which is their legal obligation. I don't see a court saying they are wrong if they try and figure out if you flew to Ontario or not.

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