Successfully represented a school board in having an employee’s human rights complaint for discrimination based on race and related grounds dismissed in its entirety after a full hearing.
Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Kathryn Bird has been named one of Lexpert’s 2020 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.
Kathryn is a partner in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office and a member of the firm’s Human Rights practice group. Repeatedly recognized as one of Ontario’s leading lawyers on human rights, Kathryn was counsel on several precedent-setting human rights law decisions, including the leading decision on family status accommodation in Ontario.
On November 24, 2020, Kathryn Bird will be co-presenting at the Skills for Change event “Inclusion at Work: Building Responsive Workplaces for Existing and New Challenge”. Join the 11th annual Diversity@Work conference where Kathryn will be discussing the topic of “Discrimination in the Workplace – What Are Individual Rights?. Moving from inclusion policies to practice is…
On October 30, 2020, Joseph co-presented “Balancing Legal Obligations While Maintaining a Safe School” at Osgoode Professional Development’s Annual Special Education Conference.
There’s no such thing as “textbook” accommodation. Whether your employee has a challenging physical or mental disability that impacts their ability to do the job, childcare problems that interfere with their performance, faith-related obligations or is in the process of transitioning, how you respond to that individual’s request – or don’t – can mean significant liability for your organization. Are you prepared?
This session focuses on essential investigation skills required by HR Professionals who are charged with investigating workplace incidents including: workplace harassment and violence complaints, discrimination and harassment complaints under the Human Rights Code, employee misconduct, such as suspected sick leave abuse or time theft, health and safety complaints.
Canadian HR Reporter quoted Hicks Morley’s Nadine Zacks in a October 1, 2020 article titled “Are you screening workers for COVID?” Employers in Ontario are now required to apply a daily COVID-19 screening test to employees and essential visitors before they enter the workplace. As noted in the article, employers should keep appropriate records so…
Early on September 30, 2020, the federal House of Commons passed Bill C-4, COVID-19 Response Measures Act. It amends the Leave Related to COVID-19 provisions of the Canada Labour Code to extend the leave to September 25, 2021. It also enacts the Canada Recovery Benefits Act which establishes certain benefits as a result of COVID-19….
Lucy is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides advice and representation to employers in both the private and public sector on a wide-range of labour, employment and human rights issues. Having held a management role prior to commencing law school, Lucy is uniquely positioned to assist employers and management in navigating various labour and employment issues.
Andrew provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues.