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Hicks Morley’s Mark Mason, Jessica Toldo and Amanda Cohen authored an article in the Canadian Employment Law Today titled “Pregnant Firefighters Can Be Accommodated Outside of 24-hour Shifts: Arbitrator.” The article discusses a recent Ontario arbitral that provided clarification on municipalities’ obligations when accommodating pregnant firefighters on 24 hour shifts. The arbitrator dismissed the Association’s…

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…

The Lawyer’s Daily has featured Hicks Morley’s Accommodation Training Workshop program in an article published on February 13, 2019. Stephanie Ramsay, a lawyer and co-presenter for the Accommodation Training Workshop stated, “One of the top items on the agenda [of our training session] will be gender identity — an area of uncharted waters for some employers […] Certainly,…