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.
July 14, 2016
Simon Published another article entitled “Ontario Court of Appeal suggest deference to trial judge in interpretation of termination clause” in First Reference Blogs about a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that interpreted a termination clause and whether or not the clause rebutted the presumption of common law notice and limited the employee’s entitlements to…
June 9, 2016
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…
November 20, 2012
Simon added another blog post to First Reference on the issue of a failed employee claim of constructive dismissal on the basis of harassment and religious discrimination. A copy of this article can be found here.
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.
August 11, 2016
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…
January 23, 2015
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.