Simon published another article on First Reference Blog. The article entitled “Employee Termination Deemed Reprisal” which explored the prohibition against terminating or reprising against employees who exercise their right to refuse unsafe work under the provisions of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. In the article Simon considers the recent decision of Podobnik v. Society of St. Vincent de Paul Stores (Ottawa) Inc. 2016 where the Ontario Labour Relations Board held that the company’s decision to terminate an employee was not for a legitimate restructuring. Rather, it was directly linked to her exercising her right to refuse unsafe work and it constituted a reprisal against her for exercising this right. A link to the decision 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 Blogs with respect to the Ontario Human Rights Commission new policy on removing the “Canadian Experience Barrier”. A copy of this article can be found here.
Simon contributed another article to First Reference Blogs entitled Supreme Court of Canada confirms pension benefits should not be deducted from damages for wrongful dismissal. A copy of the article can be found here.
Simon published another article in First Reference Blogs on constructive dismissals entitled, ‘Court rules that delay in implementing a promotion did not constitute a “constructive dismissal”’. A link to this decision 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 an articled on two recent Federal Court of Appeal decisions that clarify an employer’s obligations with respect to accommodating the child care responsibilities of their employees. A copy of the article can be found here.