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 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 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 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 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.
Simon published another article in First Reference Blogs on constructive dismissals entitled, ‘Court rules that delay in implementing a promotion did not constitute a “constructive dismissal”’. A link to this decision can be found here.
Simon contributed another article to First Reference entitled, “OLRB Upholds MOL Finding that a Vehicle is a Workplace for the purposes of the OHSA”. A copy of this article can be found here.