Alison Braley-Rattai, Assistant Professor of Labour Studies at Brock University, had a piece recently published in The Conversation about the application of human rights law to mask wearing in the retail sector.
“Masking is currently required to access retail stores across Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Presently, every province has regulations in place that require customers to wear masks before entering stores to shop.
All such regulations include exemptions for those unable to mask owing to a disability. However, not all store masking policies include these exemptions.
The inability to mask for medical reasons raises important questions about the application of well-established principles of human rights law to the retail sector.”
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