Simon Published another article entitled “Motion for summary judgement raises questions about efficiency of pre-trial resolution” on First Reference Blog. This case explored the common issue of assessing an employee’s common law notice period at the termination of employment and the efficiencies involved in settling the matter through voluntary negotiations or pursuing the matter by way of a motion for summary judgement. Given the setting of notice periods by judges is often more of an “art” then a “science”, this case highlights the costs involved to employers in choosing not to settle cases through voluntary negotiations. A link to the article can be found here.
March 19, 2014
Simon published an article on First Reference Blog entitled Ontario Human Rights Tribunal rules company discriminated against employee with developmental disability by paying her wages of $1.25 per hour. A copy of the article 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….
December 18, 2013
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.
March 17, 2016
Simon published another article to First Reference entitled: Ontario Human Rights Commission released updated policy on “preventing discrimination based on Creed”. This article explores the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s recent 173 page report that offers guidance on how businesses and employers can avoid committing discrimination on the basis of creed. It is timely given the…
August 24, 2015
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “Poor drafting leads to finding of fixed term contract” about a recent B.C. Supreme Court’s finding that an employer had agreed to a 3 year fixed term contract and owed damages for the balance of the contract for the early termination of the contract. A link…
June 25, 2015
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.