Simon contributed another article to First Reference entitled Working Notice: A Refresher. A copy of this article can be found here.
January 22, 2014
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.
September 18, 2015
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog exploring a recent Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario case where a small farm terminated two employees who wanted to take a day off work for a religious observance. The article entitled, “HRTO concludes teenage Mennonites discriminated against when fired for observing a religious holiday” can be found…
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…
July 22, 2015
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog. The article entitled “OLRB rules that sleeping on the job does not constitute ‘intentional misconduct’ under ESA”, explores a recent decision from the Ontario Labour Relations Board that found that an employee’s repeated sleeping on the job did not disentitle him to statutory termination pay under the…
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…
January 15, 2013
Simon published another article in First Reference Blog entitled, “British Columbia Court Of Appeal concludes employee’s conduct in workplace interpersonal conflict justified just cause for termination.” A link to the article can be found here.