Karimjee Law responds to this question in the long running 9 to 5 column in the Globe and Mail. Read the full article here.
COVID-19 mask protocols at my work are not being followed by managers. What can I do?
Mika Imai answered this question for the Globe and Mail for its Nine to Five column on October 5th. — In Ontario, an employer must take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker. Based on current public health advice, this will typically mean mandatory mask use. Employees also have the […]
Kumail Karimjee is Honoured to be Recognized in Best Lawyers for Labour and Employment Law
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A Black AGO worker was told her hair could ‘scare’ customers. The gallery agreed that was discrimination and promised to do better. A year later, she’s still fighting for justice
Associate Mika Imai was recently quoted in a Toronto Star article highlighting anti-Black racism in the workplace. Mika notes that employees facing discrimination frequently resign, even when it is the employer who is offside. Read the full Toronto Star article here.
If I’m arrested at a protest what does that mean for my job?
Associate Mika Imai was recently quoted in the Toronto Star. Mika offers her opinion on the potential employment-related consequences of getting arrested during a protest. Read the full Toronto Star article here.
Evolving Law on Contract Enforceability
The Ontario Court of Appeal just released a decision in a commercial case that may offer lessons applicable to employment contracts. MacQuarie Equipment Finance Ltd. v. 2326695 Ontario Ltd. (Durham Drug Store), 2020 ONCA 139 dealt with a provision in a lease agreement for equipment which stated that the lease could not be cancelled or terminated […]
Hiring – 5 tips to follow
Recent public appointments in Ontario have sparked considerable discussion about the processes used to fill public service positions. They also provide a reminder of the importance of fair hiring processes for all employers. Setting clear hiring guidelines helps employers to avoid scandals; advance equity, diversity and inclusion; and, just as importantly, increase the odds of […]
Karimjee Law Sets Precedent in Employment Contract Case
On September 27, 2019, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a significant decision in Groves v UTS Consultants Inc, a case argued by Karimjee Law. The case is already generating a lot of discussion. The central issue revolved around the termination provision in the employee’s contract and a release. If found valid, the employee […]