In this edition of HR HealthCheck, we discuss a recent decision of the Ontario Divisional Court which considered the challenging issue of a nurse who suffers from an addiction disability and whose employment was terminated for theft of narcotics from the workplace.
School Boards Take Note: Recent Developments of Interest
In this Update, we discuss a recent decision of Arbitrator Nyman with respect to what constitutes a collective agreement and which re-affirms the longstanding principle that the interpretation of a collective agreement is first to be based on the plain and ordinary meaning of the written words. We also discuss a topical case with respect to a grievor’s obligation to produce arguably relevant medical documentation in the context of a grievance arbitration – notwithstanding the contractual restrictions that may exist.
Leaves of Absence, Procedural Matters and More
In this latest edition of our School Board Update, we are bringing you summaries of three recent cases which will be of interest. They deal with abuse of process at arbitration, entitlement of part-time and custodial employees to miscellaneous leaves, and the balancing of religious freedom with other statutory requirements…
Dolores Barbini Mentioned in Canadian Lawyer on Social Media Monitoring
Hicks Morley’s Dolores Barbini is quoted in the December 19, 2016 Canadian Lawyer article titled “Social Media Monitoring.” The article describes the recent arbitration case, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113 v. Toronto Transit Commission (Use of Social Media Grievance)
Two Recent Arbitration Awards Confirm Obligations of Faculty During Non-Teaching Periods
Two recent arbitration awards dealing with issues relating to non-teaching periods of faculty will be of interest to all colleges…
Tim Liznick Contributes to Canadian HR Reporter
An article by Hicks Morley’s Tim Liznick appeared in the October 18, 2010 issue of Canadian HR Reporter. The piece, entitled “Relief Valve to Vent Frustrations“ discusses a strategic approach to the Grievance Procedure which employers may employ to improve the chances of success at arbitration while reducing the overall level of conflict to reduce…