Beyond COVID-19: 2021 Year in Review – Cases and Legislation of Note

Employers and human resource professionals will undoubtedly remember 2021 as another year shaped by the pandemic. But … there were also legal developments in 2021 that were not related to COVID-19. In this FTR Now, we look at some of the year’s notable “non-pandemic” cases and legislative developments of interest.

Year-End Roundup

We are back with another edition of Reaching Out. With 2021 drawing to a close, we thought it appropriate to update you on some non-COVID-19-related developments.

Check-in on the Impact of COVID-19 on Wrongful Dismissal Litigation

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a broad-ranging impact on employment law since March 2020. Now that we are 18 months into the pandemic, employers may find it helpful to have a check-in on how Canadian courts have, to date, considered the impact of the pandemic on wrongful dismissal claims arising from layoffs and terminations during…

Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation/Young Lawyers Division Program: Summary Trial Essentials

Join Edward O’Dwyer as he and other expert panelists speak about summary trial essentials. This virtual program will provide valuable insights on topics including understanding what a summary trial is (and is not), strategic considerations when determining whether to request (or resist) a matter proceeding by summary trial, how to prepare your materials and evidence, and key strategies and common pitfalls when conducting a summary trial.

Fatimah Khan

Fatimah provides advice to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Having completed graduate studies in industrial relations and human resources, Fatimah is uniquely positioned to understand clients’ concerns related to strategic human resources management, labour relations practices and global economic trends.

Victoria McCorkindale

Victoria 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 sectors on a range of labour, employment and human rights issues including wrongful dismissal actions, employment standards, labour disputes and grievance arbitrations. Victoria obtained her Juris Doctor from Western University,…

Shauna Bartlett

Shauna Bartlett 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 arising from the workplace. This includes wrongful dismissal actions, collective bargaining, labour disputes, grievance arbitrations, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation and employment standards.

Kayley C. Leon

Kayley Leon provides advice to employers in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour and employment issues. Kayley’s experiences and licensure in the United States have positioned her to assist U.S. employers in navigating the Canadian regulatory landscape.

Emerson Wargel

Emerson Wargel is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. He 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, occupational health and safety, employment standards and litigation…