Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “5 Employment Law Predictions for 2018”. In this article, Simon explored: (1) the increase in sexual harassment cases brought about, in part, by the “me too” movement; (2) the amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 brought about by Bill 148 and in particular the equal pay for equal work provisions; (3) the continuing evolution of Termination Clauses; (4) the legalization of recreational marijuana on July 1, 2018; and (5) the increase in moral damages that have been awarded by courts, particularly in the Galea v. Wal-Mart Canada Corp., 2017 ONSC 245 decision where the court awarded $750,000 in both punitive and moral damages. A link to this article can be found here.
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled, “Requesting background checks after employment starts”. In this blog post, Simon discusses the recent Ontario Superior Court decision in Covenoho v. Pendylum Inc., 2016 ONSC 4969 which held that it was not unlawful for an employer to request a criminal background check from an employee after…
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 spoke about Age Discrimination at the Peterborough chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA).
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….
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently addressed the issue of when replacement benefit coverage and a bonus were payable as part of an award of damages in a wrongful dismissal action. The case of Singer v. Nordstrong Equipment Limited 2018 ONCA 364 is a useful reminder of the key legal principles. This case is a…
Simon was interviewed by National Public Radio (“NPR”) in the United States for a National Radio Segment on Uber Drivers and whether they could be considered employees, dependent contractors or employees. A link to this radio segment that was broadcast on NPR’s national morning news can be found here.