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.
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Family status has long been one of the least understood and most restrictive types of human rights protections for employees. This is due to the legislative definition of family status, as well as the test for establishing family status discrimination as applied by courts, tribunals and arbitrators across the country. Turning first to the meaning […]
Kumail was recently quoted in an article about the rejection of the freestanding civil tort of harassment and how it may effect how harassment is dealt with in the Courts moving forward. Read the full article here.
This Wednesday, June 12th at 12:30pm, Mika Imai will be speaking at the Ontario Bar Association’s panel, Litigating Ontario’s Sexual Education Curriculum: Law and Advocacy. Mika was co-counsel on AB v Ontario (Education), a challenge to Ontario’s retreat to the 1998 sex-ed curriculum on behalf of an 11-year-old LGBTQ2+ student. Event details can be found […]
A proposed class action on behalf of Uber drivers seeking entitlements to minimum standards (e.g. minimum wage, benefits, overtime, holiday pay, etc.) under the Employment Standards Act (ESA) will be allowed to proceed before the Ontario Courts. The Ontario Court of Appeal reversed a lower court decision enforcing an arbitration clause. In doing so, the […]
Kumail was recently quoted in an AdvocateDaily article regarding the current Uber class-action lawsuit and its implications. Read the full article here.
Kumail Karimjee spoke at the Establishing a Successful Mediation Practice seminar hosted by the Ontario Bar Association. Kumail’s presentation addressed strategies and tips in building a successful mediation practice. Read more about the Establishing a Successful Mediation Practice seminar here.
Kumail Karimjee was recently quoted in an article by AdvocateDaily regarding smartphones in the workplace and the impact they have on employers and employees. Read the full article here.