Simon published an article entitled OHRT rules the “flu” is not a “disability” attracting the protection of the Human Rights Code. A copy of the article can be found here.
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog on a recent court case that examined the potential liability arising from the termination of a short service employee who alleged he was bound by a 5-year fixed term contract. The case also discusses contract formation and a copy of 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.
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 published another article on First Reference Blogs about whether or not Employers in Canada can refuse to hire smokers. A link to Simon’s article can be found here.
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….
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…