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.
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…
March 17, 2016
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…
February 19, 2013
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.
March 15, 2017
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…
January 15, 2016
Simon published an article at First Reference Blog on the recent 3.5 year criminal sentence handed down to a Project Manager arising from violations of the health and safety provisions of the Criminal Code. A summary of this groundbreaking decision, which is under appeal, can be found here.
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…