Benefits After 65: Arbitrator Dismisses Grievance Challenging Age 65 LTD Cut-off but Awards Life Insurance Coverage Based on Collective Agreement

An Ontario labour arbitrator has upheld a grievance challenging the reduction of life insurance coverage for employees who die after having reached age 65, finding that the relevant provision of the insurance policy had not been incorporated into the collective agreement. In the same decision, the arbitrator dismissed two policy grievances challenging the termination of…

Cosimo Morin

Cosimo advises employers on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights matters including grievance arbitrations, employment litigation, labour disputes and workplace accommodation.

Brooklyn Hallam

Brooklyn is a a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. She offers advice and representation to employers and management in the public and the private sectors for a wide range of labour, employment and human rights issues.

Arbitrator Finds Three-Dose Mandatory Vaccination Requirement Reasonable in Long-Term Care Homes

In Regional Municipality of York v Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 905 (Long Term Care Unit), Arbitrator Stephen Raymond found that a mandatory vaccination policy (Policy) which required long-term care home employees to receive three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine was reasonable. The employer, the Regional Municipality of York, operates two long-term care homes….

Quinn Brown

Quinn is a labour and employment lawyer practising out of Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She advises employers on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights matters including grievance arbitrations, employment litigation, labour disputes and workplace accommodation.

Jessica Herfst

Jessica provides practical and strategic advice to employers in all matters related to wrongful dismissal, human rights complaints, employment standards, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, labour relations, occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation.

Labiba Chowdhury

Labiba provides advice and representation to employers and management in both the public and private sectors on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights issues. Her work includes grievance arbitrations, labour disputes, wrongful dismissal actions, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation, and employment standards.