Simon wrote another article on First Reference entitled “Divisional Court confirms Human Rights Code provides statutory authority to demand an Independent Medical Exam”. This blog explores the recent Ontario Divisional Court decision in Bottiglia v. Ottawa Catholic School Board 2017 ONSC 2417 where the court held that an employer could demand an Independent Medical Exam from an employee under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code when there was conflicting medical evidence from the employee’s own doctor. A link to the decision 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 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 for First Reference Blogs on how an Employer can make deductions from an Employees wages in accordance with the Employment Standards Act. A link to the article can be found here.
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “Arbitrator upholds just cause termination in part on negative Facebook post”. In this case, the employee posted extremely negative comments about his Manager and Employer after he was terminated for just cause. The Arbitrator upheld his termination and commented that the negative comments in his Facebook…
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog. The article entitled “OLRB rules that sleeping on the job does not constitute ‘intentional misconduct’ under ESA”, explores a recent decision from the Ontario Labour Relations Board that found that an employee’s repeated sleeping on the job did not disentitle him to statutory termination pay under the…
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.