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Teacher Reinstated After Allegations of Sexual Abuse

  • June 22, 2015
  • Madelyn Axelrod

On December 19, 2014, Arbitrator Lorne Slotnick reinstated a York Region teacher who had been criminally charged with sexually assaulting a student. In Re York Region District School Board and ETFO (Ross) (2014), 121 CLAS 305, Arbitrator Slotnick considered the interaction between criminal and labour arbitration proceedings. Arbitrator Slotnick concluded there was insufficient evidence to establish sexual misconduct. The grievance was allowed and the teacher reinstated.

Education Law

What School Leaders Need to Know About the Revised Health and Phys. Ed. Curriculum

  • June 22, 2015
  • Eric Roher

On February 23, 2015, the Ministry of Education released the revised curriculum for Health and Physical Education for Grades 1 to 12. The purpose of the revised curriculum is to give students accurate information that will keep them safe and healthy. The Province is also providing parents with resources to help them understand what will be taught to their children.

Education Law
Closing Address from the Chair

Closing Address from the Chair

  • June 01, 2015
  • Brenda Stokes Verworn

The 2014 – 2015 school year has been an exciting and busy time in the Education Section due to lots of new legislation and government initiatives.

Education Law

The Duty to Accommodate Does Not Require the Removal of Essential Duties

  • June 01, 2015
  • Amanda Lawrence

Recently there have been decisions issued by both the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and in the arbitration context that provide some clarity with respect to an employer’s obligation to provide accommodation that would result in the removal of an essential duty of the position.

Education Law

Grievor Not Permitted to Waive Pension Entitlement

  • February 18, 2015
  • Carolyn L. McKenna

In OSSTF v. Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, 2014, a retired custodian found he was not enrolled in the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and filed a grievance seeking retroactive enrollment.

Education Law