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 employment had already started. The Employee’s refusal to consent to the background check and subsequent termination were upheld by the court. A link to this decision 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.
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “Refusing a 50 km commute not a failure to mitigate”, where he reviewed a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision where the court held that the Plaintiff’s decision not to explore a new job that was 50 kms away from her house did not constitute a…
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 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…
Simon published another articled on the Ministry of Labour’s Employment Standards Act Blitzes for 2014-15. A copy of the article can be found here.
Simon started to blog at First Reference, a human resources forum, about current issues in human resources and employment law. Simon’s first blog is on the issue of medical evidence and disabilities before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. A link to Simon’s blog can be found here.