Simon published another article on First Reference Blog. The article entitled “Fresh Consideration and Employment Contracts” examines two recent cases, the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Holland v. Hostopia.com Inc., 2015 ONCA 762 and a recent trial decision in Gibbons v. BB Blank Inc., 2016 CanLII 44181 on how companies can make employment contracts that are offered on hiring or a promotion binding. The key is to have the employee sign the contract before commencing his/her duties and to ensure there is fresh consideration for a new contract of employment. A link to the decision can be found here.
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…
Simon contributed another article to First Reference Blog on the top five (5) employment law trends of the year. A copy of this article can be found here.
Simon published another blog post to First Reference Blogs. In this article Simon provided an update on the Ministry of Labour’s OHSA and ESA blitzes that target specific industries and parts of the province to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act. A link to the comment can…
Simon contributed another article to First Reference Blogs entitled Supreme Court of Canada confirms pension benefits should not be deducted from damages for wrongful dismissal. A copy of the article can be found here.
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.
Simon published an article on a recent HRTO decision whereby a company was found to have discriminated against a job candidate during the hiring process on the prohibited grounds of “race, colour and ethnic origin”. A copy of this article can be found here.