Scott Williams Quoted in Law Times
Hicks Morley’s Scott Williams was quoted in an article entitled “What’s the Definition of Sister-in-Law”, in the March 2, 2015 edition of Law Times . Scott comments on a recent grievance involving a claim by an employee of North York General Hospital in Toronto, who sought 3 days of bereavement leave for her husband’s sister’s death. Regarding bereavement, the term ‘sister-in-law’ was not specifically defined in the collective agreement, to which Scott states; “While the dictionary meaning appears to have become more expansive, that shouldn’t be a way to rewrite a section of the collective agreement. The intent of the parties had not changed. The lack of consistency in this area is a reminder that “specificity is helpful” in drafting collective agreements”.