Kumail Karimjee spoke at the 15th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law hosted by the Ontario Bar Association. Kumail’s presentation addressed strategies for managing professionalism challenges in employment mediation. The seminar took place on May 4, 2017. See full program agenda here.
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Kumail Karimjee was recently quoted in an Ontario Bar Association article by Mitchell Rose regarding the migration of some lawyers towards a mediation practice, and the benefits of such a practice. You can find the full article here.
As discussed in a previous post, disability-related accommodation requests can be a challenge in terms of balancing the employer’s right to medical information about the employee with the employee’s own right to privacy. Employers are entitled to request medical information in order to determine the appropriate accommodation for employees. However, there may be situations in […]
We are proud to sponsor the annual St. Patrick’s Day Achilles event held on March 12, 2017 hosted by DeafBlind Ontario.
Kumail Karimjee was recently quoted in an article outlining the types of medical documentation required when a disability claim is made for accommodation. To read the full article and the OHRC policy statement, click here.
A provincial review of workplace laws could overtake a class-action lawsuit by Canadian Uber drivers who want the company to recognize them as employees. The recently filed proposed class action is the latest in a series of suits brought in various jurisdictions alleging Uber drivers are employees, rather than independent contractors, as the ride-sharing company currently categorizes […]
Kumail Karimjee is honoured to be co-chairing the Law Society of Upper Canada’s upcoming 18th Annual Employment Law Summit. The seminar will take place on October 18, 2017. More information to come.
When an employee makes a disability-related request for accommodation, the employer has a legal duty to accommodate the request up to the point of undue hardship. However, problems can arise when an employee provides medical documentation too ambiguous to support the request, or when an employer requests more medical information than is required to determine […]