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Uber Driver Class Action Stayed Due to Arbitration Clause

By: Ryan B. Plener

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court provides an important update and clarification on the applicability of arbitration clauses in a case where employment status is challenged. In Heller v. Uber Technologies Inc., the Court stayed a class action filed by a plaintiff on behalf of his fellow class members, Uber Drivers, against Uber…

Human Rights Tribunal Dismisses Special Education Human Rights Application, No Prima Facie Case of Discrimination Found

By: Kathryn J. Bird, Amy L. Sherrard

In a recent decision, U.M. v. York Region District School Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Tribunal) dismissed an application brought against the Respondent school board which alleged that it had discriminated against two students (U.M and M.M.) in the delivery of educational services. This decision confirms that in special education situations, a school board is obliged to act in the interests of the students with respect to educational decisions; while it should communicate with parents, those educational decisions are not generally subject to parental control. Learn more in this School Board Update.

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Chambers Global 2018 Recognizes Stephen Shamie as a Notable Practitioner in Canada

Hicks Morley has been ranked in Chambers Global 2018. Managing Partner, Stephen Shamie, is also recognized as a notable practitioner in Canada, Employment & Labour and is regarded for regularly advising on collective bargaining issues, as well as employment and labour matters arising from joint ventures and takeovers.  Stephen is described as “a very bright and very capable lawyer,” who “sets a…

Hicks Morley Recognized as a Leading Firm by Chambers Global 2018

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce it has once again been ranked in Chambers Global 2018 in the area of Employment, Labour & Pensions.

Hicks Morley Advises on One of Lexpert’s Top 10 Deals of 2017

The restructuring of Stelco Inc. has been listed as one of Lexpert Magazine’s Top 10 Deals of 2017 and Hicks Morley, who acted for Stelco Inc. during the restructuring process as Labour and Pension and Benefits counsel, is recognized for the firm’s contributions.

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