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.
December 14, 2016
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….
October 16, 2013
Simon contributed another article to First Reference entitled, “Ontario Court of Appeal rules on distracted driving and handheld devices”. A copy of this article can be found here.
February 20, 2013
Simon spoke about Age Discrimination at the Peterborough chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA).
September 23, 2017
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “Pregnant temporary worker files human rights complaint after termination”. This article explored the issues involved when temporary employees who are hired for short term specific tasks file complaints against the companies that have retained them. In this case, the employer was alleged to have terminated the…
November 20, 2015
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.
May 30, 2018
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “What are the “exceptions” to the equal pay provisions of the Employment Standards Act”. In this article, Simon reviewed amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 brought about by Bill 148 to include an obligation for “equal pay for equal work” irrespective of an individual’s…