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.
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…
Simon made a Co-Presentation with Dr. Massarella to the Peel chapter of the HRPA on Gender Neutrality – Bill 33 Toby’s Law.
Simon published an articled on two recent Federal Court of Appeal decisions that clarify an employer’s obligations with respect to accommodating the child care responsibilities of their employees. 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 on First Reference Blogs with respect to the Ontario Human Rights Commission new policy on removing the “Canadian Experience Barrier”. A copy of this 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.