Breach of Privacy: Why Spying On Your Ex (or anyone else) Will Cost You

By , November 21, 2014 11:13 am

In 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal established greater protections for privacy.  In the case Jones v. Tsige, the Court established the new tort of intrusion upon seclusion. In that case, an employee of the Bank of Montreal, Tsige, accessed the personal financial records of her ex-husband’s new girlfriend (Jones) on at least 174 occasions. Continue Reading…

Lawyers Weekly: Not all offers of re-employment are equal

By , November 7, 2014 10:31 am

Lawyers Weekly: Not all offers of re-employment are equal   

Nicole Simes Comments on Recent HRTO Decision

By , November 7, 2014 10:15 am

Nicole Simes Comments to Advocate Daily on new HRTO decision In a recent decision stating legal representatives are able to make a human rights application on someone’s behalf, but they can’t charge a fee to do it, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is likely trying to send a public policy message about preserving access, Continue Reading…

Why you Should Have a Lawyer Review your Employment Contract

By , October 22, 2014 12:33 pm

You have been offered a new job. You are excited about it. The offer letter seems fair and you are eager to start the position.  Why should you pay a lawyer to look over this employment contract? Fast forward ten years. Your company is going through restructuring and you are now out of work. What Continue Reading…

Religious Accommodation – Will Your Need be Accommodated?

By , September 29, 2014 2:29 pm

In August, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that she will not grant an exemption to permit Sikh motorcycle riders to wear turbans instead of helmets. The reason for this – safety. This decision is an example of the conflict between religious accommodation and safety. This conflict can occur in the workplace forcing employees to choose Continue Reading…

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