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Hicks Morley’s Edward O’Dwyer authored an article in the Employment and Labour Law Reporter titled “Appellate Court Upholds Termination for Frustration, Duty to Accommodate Not Triggered.” This article discusses the recent decision of the on Katz et al. v. Clarke, 2019 ONSC 2188, by the Ontario Divisional Court, where the Court set aside an order of a motion judge, granted the defendant’s summary judgment motion and dismissed the plaintiff’s action.

LexisNexis Canada’s The Lawyer’s Daily published an article authored by Hicks Morley’s Amanda Lawrence-Patel titled, “Law Around Service Animals.” “The recent increase in media reports regarding requests by individuals to access their service animals, or “therapy pets” or “compassion pets” in the course of their employment and in accessing services has caused various organizations to consider…

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our partner John C. Kloosterman on May 28, 2019 in a motorcycle accident in California. We are all shocked by this news and our thoughts and prayers go to his spouse Jamie and the family.

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our partner and friend D. Brent Labord on May 22, 2019. His passing is a great professional and personal loss for Hicks Morley, especially for those who had the honour and privilege of working with Brent over his long career at the firm.

The final rounds of the annual Hicks Morley Moot were held in our Toronto offices on Friday, March 29, 2019. The event provided an opportunity for students from Ontario law schools to litigate current legal issues of significance in the areas labour and employment law. Teams from law schools across Ontario competed before panels of judges drawn from the firm.