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Hicks Morley continues to monitor changes to the COVID-19 situation.  Our priority has been and continues to be our firm members, our clients and the community.  We are making efforts to do our part to reduce the risk and effective immediately, we will continue to have lawyers and staff onsite but most of our lawyers…

All of our offices are presently open for business. As recognized leaders in the areas of employment and labour law, Hicks Morley is well-positioned to assist you in your compliance obligations, developing contingency plans and managing the health and safety of your workforce. We have developed a dedicated webpage as a resource regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to assist employers in navigating the potential impact this pandemic may have on your workplace.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Rebecca Liu has joined the firm as an associate in our Toronto office. Rebecca represents private and public sector employers in grievance arbitrations, human rights complaints, wrongful dismissal claims, employment standards complaints and employment contract disputes.

Hicks Morley’s Sukhvinder Dulay and Caitlin Morin authored an article in the Employment and Labour Law Reporter titled “B.C. Tribunal Finds That Reduced Benefits for Employees over Age 65 under Employer’s Benefit Plan Is Not Discriminatory.”

The Winter 2020 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Hicks Morley lawyers. In the article “The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Highlights the Requirement for Co-operation in the Accommodation Process,” Amanda Cohen and Jessica Toldo discuss a recent decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal that provides support for the proposition that there may be recourse to termination where an employee refuses to co-operate in providing medical documentation…

Clients have recognized Hicks Morley for its unparalleled client service, as published in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2020: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. In the report, Hicks Morley was named a Standout in Investing in Client Relationships and Client-facing Communication.

The Fall 2019 issue of OMHRA’s ECHO newsletter features two articles authored by Amanda Cohen and Jessica Toldo. In the article “Divisional Court Reaffirms the Orillia Hospital Test for Accommodation,” the authors discuss a recent decision by the Ontario Divisional Court which quashed the decisions of the Arbitrator in a workplace accommodation related case.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Jason Mercier has joined the firm as an associate in our Ottawa office. Jason provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights issues, including grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, labour disputes, termination and wrongful dismissals, occupational health and safety, worker’s safety and insurance, human rights and accommodation and employment standards. He is fluent in both French and English, and maintains a fully bilingual practice.

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…