Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “Arbitrator upholds just cause termination in part on negative Facebook post”. In this case, the employee posted extremely negative comments about his Manager and Employer after he was terminated for just cause. The Arbitrator upheld his termination and commented that the negative comments in his Facebook page only reinforced his negative view of the employer justifying the termination. This case illustrates how dangerous an employee’s comments on social media can be and the need for employers to implement non-disparagement clauses in their severance letters. A link to the article can be found here.
Simon published an article on First Reference Blog on a recent OLRB decision involving a company’s breach of the Bill amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Act. A link to the article can be found here.
Simon Published another article entitled “Ontario Court of Appeal suggest deference to trial judge in interpretation of termination clause” in First Reference Blogs about a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that interpreted a termination clause and whether or not the clause rebutted the presumption of common law notice and limited the employee’s entitlements to…
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled OHRT orders $70,000 in damages against employer for reprisal termination even though complaints of discrimination lacked merit. A link to the article can be found here.
Simon published another article for First Reference Blogs on how an Employer can make deductions from an Employees wages in accordance with the Employment Standards Act. A link to the article can be found here.
Simon published another article in First Reference Blog entitled, “The intoxicate holiday party employee: Avoiding social host liability”. A link to this article can be found here.
Simon published an article on a recent Ontario Divisional Court case that considered the enforceability of a termination clause in the federal jurisdiction. Specifically, the case explored whether or not the termination clause violated the Canada Labour Code. A link to the comment can be found here.