Articles

Drinking at Work

Simon is quoted in the Vancouver Sun about alcohol consumption during the workday.

The Rules of Office Romances

Simon is quoted in the Lawyers Weekly article from November 2009.

Privacy Issues in Pre-Employment Screening

Jennifer wrote a paper for the 2009 CLE Employment Law Conference examining how privacy legislation impacts employers’ ability to conduct pre-employment screening.

Strategic Practice Decisions – Employment Law Litigation

Simon wrote a paper for the 2009 CLE Employment Law Conference on the topic of strategic practice decisions in the context of the courts and the BC Employment Standards Act.

The Duty to Mitigate: moving to find work after dismissal

Simon and Wendy wrote an article for The Lawyers Weekly which considered whether a dismissed employee must relocate to fufill the duty to mitigate.

The Common Employer

Simon wrote a paper for the 2008 CLE Employment Law Conference on the “common employer” doctrine, which allows the court to treat different legal entities as one employer for the purpose of attributing liability for damages from a wrongful dismissal.

Telling the boss from hell (politely and tactfully) where to go

Reporting to an ogre? You don’t have to suffer in silence. There are ways to take effective action without losing your job or hurting your career. Simon Kent is quoted in this Globe and Mail article written by Marjo Johne.

Hours of Work and Overtime – A Review of the Employment Standards Act

This article was written and presented by Simon for Lorman Education Services in 2008.

Current issues in mitigation: the duty to mitigate in the face of a constructive dismissal or re-employment offer

This 2007 article considers issues in the law of mitigation, such as an employee’s duty to mitigate her losses by accepting an offer of a different position with the employer in the context of a possible constructive dismissal.

Dismissing the Probationary and Short-term Employee

This paper, co-written by Simon, explores the courts’ responses to dismissals of short-term and probationary employees.

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