Joseph Blinick

Joseph Blinick

Bennett Jones LLP

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Court of Appeal Denies Certification in Another Misclassification Overtime Class Action

In the latest installment in a series of recent employment class actions, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed an appeal by class action plaintiffs in Brown v Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. The decision...more

10/9/2014 - Canada Class Action Class Certification Employee Rights Misclassification Over-Time Unpaid Overtime

Ontario Divisional Court Upholds Controversial Award of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

In Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board v Fair, the Ontario Divisional Court upheld two noteworthy decisions of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. In the Tribunal’s first decision, it found that the Hamilton-Wentworth...more

10/7/2014 - Canada Disability Disability Discrimination Human Rights Termination

New OHRC Policy Provides Practical Guidance to Employers

It is estimated that one in five Canadians will experience a mental health disability or addiction in their lifetime. In light of this staggering statistic, employers are often faced with the challenging task of identifying...more

7/17/2014 - Canada Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Healthcare Mental Health Mental Health Initiatives

Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Class Action in Mandeville v Manulife

In the most recent class action decision released by the Ontario Court of Appeal, Mandeville v The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, 2014 ONCA 417, Justice Gillese, writing for a unanimous Court, upheld the trial decision...more

6/3/2014 - Canada Class Action Life Insurance

Plaintiffs Denied Leave in the Latest Decision under Part XXIII.1 of the Ontario Securities Act

In Bayens v Kinross Gold Corp, released November 5, 2013, Justice Paul Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice denied the plaintiffs in a putative class action leave to advance a statutory claim for securities market...more

11/13/2013 - Canada Ontario Securities Act

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