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.
February 15, 2017
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled, “Requesting background checks after employment starts”. In this blog post, Simon discusses the recent Ontario Superior Court decision in Covenoho v. Pendylum Inc., 2016 ONSC 4969 which held that it was not unlawful for an employer to request a criminal background check from an employee after…
August 20, 2014
Simon published another article in First Reference Blogs on constructive dismissals entitled, ‘Court rules that delay in implementing a promotion did not constitute a “constructive dismissal”’. A link to this decision can be found here.
September 23, 2017
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “Pregnant temporary worker files human rights complaint after termination”. This article explored the issues involved when temporary employees who are hired for short term specific tasks file complaints against the companies that have retained them. In this case, the employer was alleged to have terminated the…
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, 2015
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog examining a recent decision that explains when an Employer can demand an Independent Medical Exam during the accommodation process. The test advanced by the Tribunal is one based on “reasonableness”. A link to this article entitled “To IME or not To IME, This is the Question”, can…
September 15, 2016
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…