Mika was recently quoted in a Toronto Star article highlighting discrimination in the workplace and how more often than not employees facing discrimination are forced to resign from their employment, despite the employer being offside. Read the full article here.
Mika was recently quoted in a Toronto Star article highlighting the importance of what employees are obligated to disclose to their employers regarding a potential criminal record, whether a criminal record stemming from an arrest for protesting provides for cause to terminate and potential employment-related consequences of such an arrest. Read the full article here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recently, Mika Imai argued a human rights case related to fight over Ontario’s sexual health curriculum and how the current curriculum effects the rights of many, many Ontarians. To read more about the fight over Ontario’s current curriculum, how it effects certain rights and, more broadly, the case argued by Mika Imai in front of […]
Mika recently discussed the Toronto Public Library’s decision to allow a controversial figure to speak at an event hosted at the library, despite backlash from opposing groups. Though the gist of the Library’s decision boils down to whether the speaker’s content could be identified as hate speech or not, Mika discusses not only whether the […]
Toronto employment and human rights lawyer Mika Imai grew up with a passion for social justice but found herself at a crossroads after completing her International Development Studies B.A. Read more about Mika in this introductory article here.