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 an article on whether an employee’s dismissal for cause on the basis of profanity should be upheld in, “Arbitrator rules profanity during telephone call with manager insufficient to constitute ‘just cause’ for dismissal”. A link to the article can be found here.
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled, “Arbitrator Rules Employer Presentation not Discriminatory or Anti-Union”. This article examines an Arbitrator’s decision to dismiss a grievance alleging that an employer presentation was both discriminatory and anti-union on the basis that the Union had failed to prove any harm. A link to the article can…
Simon added another blog post to First Reference, a human resources forum, about current issues in human resources and employment law. Simon’s recent blog is on the issue of age discrimination before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and the dismissal of a Complaint. 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 another article on First Reference Blogs on a recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision on Workplace Sexual Harassment. A copy of the article can be found here.
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “Huge wrongful dismissal damage award overruled by Ontario Court of Appeal on basis of misapplication of law of just cause dismissal”. The case examines how an teacher was awarded a 12 month package, long term disability benefits for depression that arose after the termination and over…