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 ever changing dynamics of the Ontario workforce. A link to the article can be found here.
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.
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 on First Reference Blog entitled “Refusing a 50 km commute not a failure to mitigate”, where he reviewed a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision where the court held that the Plaintiff’s decision not to explore a new job that was 50 kms away from her house did not constitute a…
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “Huge wrongful dismissal damage award overruled by Ontario Court of Appeal on basis of misapplication of law of just cause dismissal”. The case examines how an teacher was awarded a 12 month package, long term disability benefits for depression that arose after the termination and over…
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 made a Co-Presentation with Dr. Massarella to the Peel chapter of the HRPA on Gender Neutrality – Bill 33 Toby’s Law.