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Company Columbos: “Workplace Investigations and…Just One More Thing”

Posted On: October, 29 2014
When an employer has grounds to believe that one or more of its employees are engaged in activity that is contrary to the company policy and/or contrary to law, there are a number of important issues to consider when deciding how to proceed.These issues… more »
 

Khosa: Extending and Clarifying Dunsmuir

Posted On: October, 29 2014
The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Khosa represents its first significant guidance with regard to the implementation of the standard of review analysis post-Dunsmuir (Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, [2008] 1 S.C.R. 190, 2008 SCC 9). This decision… more »
 

Ryerson Chooses Pinto Wray James for Administrative Law Lead in Launch of Law Practice Program (LPP)

Posted On: October, 29 2014
With the start of the 2014-2015 school year, Ryerson University launched its much-anticipated Law Practice Program (LPP). The LPP began when the Law Society of Upper Canada approved the Pathways Pilot Project in November 2012 to allow candidates for… more »
 

Robert Tarantino Will be Presenting a Paper at the OBA’s Annual Update on Human Rights

Posted On: October, 29 2014
Robert Tarantino will be presenting at the OBA’s Annual Update on Human Rights. It is being held on Friday, May 23, 2014 in Toronto. Robert will be addressing Procedural Updates in Human Rights Litigation, and more specifically speaking about how to… more »
 

What are the Law Society’s obligations with respect to the Ontario Human Rights Code when deciding whether to accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed law school?

Posted On: October, 29 2014
The Law Society of Upper Canada, the regulator of Ontario’s legal profession, asked our firm to provide a legal opinion on the Law Society’s obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code regarding its decision whether to accredit Trinity Western… more »
 

Niiti Simmonds Presented a Paper at the OBA’s 2014 Institute

Posted On: October, 29 2014
Niiti Simmonds presented at the OBA’s 2014 Institute, “Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights/Labour and Employment” program. It was held on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Dealing with injuries and disabilities in the workplace gives rise to a… more »
 

Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights/Labour and Employment Program

Posted On: October, 29 2014
Niiti Simmonds will be presenting a paper at the OBA’s 2014 Institute, “Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights/Labour and Employment” program being held on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Remedies & Damages Available in Long Term Disability… more »
 

Employee Terminated while on Maternity Leave – Receives Substantial Settlement

Posted On: October, 29 2014
Our client was a top employee with a large company. While she was on maternity leave, her employer sent her a notice of termination claiming that she was part of a mass lay-off. We were able to show that our client was not part of the mass lay-off, and… more »
 

Things to Keep in Mind When Hiring Summer Students and Interns

Posted On: October, 28 2014
For most of us, the summer season brings with it opportunities to travel and enjoy the great outdoors.  For students, summer represents a valuable opportunity to gain employment experience.  Hiring a summer student or intern can help many lawyers and… more »
 

Disclosure Issues in Administrative Proceedings

Posted On: October, 28 2014
In this age of WikiLeaks, social networking and The Millennium Trilogy, the issue of disclosure is both front page news and bedside reading. At its best, disclosure can separate truth from fiction; at its worst, disclosure can simply bury the truth with… more »
 

Procedural Issues: How to Get What You Want/Need

Posted On: October, 28 2014
As the Human Rights Tribunal’s processes are becoming more developed and widely understood, the opportunities for using these processes strategically are increasing. For both Applicants and Respondents there are particular junctures in the Part IV… more »
 

The New Ontario Human Rights System – Practice Tips and Case Update

Posted On: October, 28 2014
The Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19 (“Code”) underwent a major overhaul with the full coming into force of the Human Rights Amendment Act, S.O. 2006, c. 30, on June 30, 2008. Among other changes, these significant reforms have created a… more »
 

Andrew Pinto Presenting at the OBA’s Institute 2015

Posted On: October, 28 2014
Andrew Pinto will be speaking at the session on Exploring the Growth of Active Adjudication which runs from 1:30 pm to 4:50 pm on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. He will speak on representing clients before administrative tribunals that utilize active… more »
 

Jailed G20 activist claims Vanier prison violates Ontario Human Rights Code

Posted On: October, 27 2014
Pinto Wray James represents jailed G20 social justice activist, Amanda Hiscocks, who claims that Ontario’s prison system discriminates against inmates based on disability, citizenship, gender, and other prohibited grounds of discrimination.  Hiscocks’… more »
 

Employee Secures Substantial Settlement after Being Terminated for Refusing to Work with Toxic Chemicals

Posted On: October, 27 2014
Our client was a foreign-exchange trader. After an unexpected market shift, his trading institution closed his accounts, seized his funds and sued him for its alleged losses. Within six months of being retained, we turned the action around and secured a… more »
 

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