Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “Employee’s age justifies wrongful dismissal damages of 24 months”. This post explores the recent court decision in Stephanie Ozorio v Canadian Hearing Society, 2016 ONSC 5440 where the court held that the employees age of 60 and the difficulty she would face competing with younger individuals for jobs at a comparable level justified a common law damage award of 24 months . While an employees age always factors into an assessment of an employee’s damages, this case demonstrates Judges are willing to accept these arguments more readily. A link to the blog post can be found here.
Simon spoke about Age Discrimination at the Peterborough chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA).
Simon published an article on Family Status and the duty to accommodate Childcare Responsibilities on the First Reference Blog. A copy of the article can be found here.
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 “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 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.
Simon published another article in First Reference Blog entitled, “The intoxicate holiday party employee: Avoiding social host liability”. A link to this article can be found here.