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Policy Statement Released by OHRC Provides Guidance on Medical Documentation for Disability Claims

Kumail Karimjee was recently quoted in an article outlining the types of medical documentation required when a disability claim is made for accommodation. To read the full article and the OHRC policy statement, click here.

By Karimjee Greene LLP March 6, 2017

Uber Drivers Claim They Are Employees

A provincial review of workplace laws could overtake a class-action lawsuit by Canadian Uber drivers who want the company to recognize them as employees. The recently filed proposed class action is the latest in a series of suits brought in various jurisdictions alleging Uber drivers are employees, rather than independent contractors, as the ride-sharing company currently categorizes […]

By Karimjee Greene LLP March 3, 2017

18th Annual Employment Law Summit

Kumail Karimjee is honoured to be co-chairing the Law Society of Upper Canada’s upcoming 18th Annual Employment Law Summit.  The seminar will take place on October 18, 2017. More information to come.

By Karimjee Greene LLP February 24, 2017

What Can an Employer Request from an Employee for Disability-Related Accommodation Requests?

When an employee makes a disability-related request for accommodation, the employer has a legal duty to accommodate the request up to the point of undue hardship. However, problems can arise when an employee provides medical documentation too ambiguous to support the request, or when an employer requests more medical information than is required to determine […]

By Karimjee Greene LLP February 23, 2017

Karimjee Greene LLP Sponsors the Assaulted Women’s Hotline

Karimjee Greene LLP recently sponsored the Assaulted Women’s Hotline at the Helpline Gala, an evening dedicated to fundraising and continuing to raise awareness for violence against women, in Ontario and beyond..

By Karimjee Greene LLP November 10, 2016

Law Society of Upper Canada

Kumail Karimjee spoke at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s 17th Annual Employment Law Summit.  Kumail addressed the topic of constructive dismissal.   Read Kumail’s paper here.

By Karimjee Greene LLP October 18, 2016

Human Rights and Housing

Kumail Karimjee spoke at an event hosted by the Cooperative Housing Federation of Toronto on Aging in Place.  He discussed human rights, housing and the duty to accommodate residents with disability related needs.

By Karimjee Greene LLP April 27, 2016

Negotiation Skills Seminar

Kumail Karimjee spoke at a Negotiation Skills seminar hosted by the Ontario Bar Association.  Kumail’s presentation addressed professionalism and ethics in negotiations context.   Read more about the Negotiation Skills seminar here.

By Karimjee Greene LLP March 9, 2016

Why It’s Hard to Match Mediator with Dispute

Kumail Karimjee wrote an article for The Lawyer’s Weekly about the challenges associated with matching a mediator to a dispute.  There is considerable diversity in the way that mediation is practiced.  There is a range of styles, techniques and approaches used.  Greater transparency about style and participation by parties in the design of the mediation […]

By Karimjee Greene LLP February 12, 2016

Judge Orders $100K in Punitive Damages in Just-Cause Case

Allison Greene was recently quoted in Law Times, take a look at her thoughts on what is need for employers to succeed in just-cause employment cases. Read the article Law Times – Greene

By Karimjee Greene LLP December 3, 2015