• Advised on the acquisition and multi-million-dollar financing of a commercial high-rise office building located in the Vancouver downtown financial district. Advising corporations on the employment issues related to acquisition of a target business or assets, including aiding in the resolution of potential employment claims, due diligence, drafting employment related clauses in the transaction documents, and liaising with affected unions in compliance with the requirements under the Labour Relations Code.
  • Acted for a large unionized employer with respect to a complaint to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal regarding allegations of discrimination in employment. The employee’s complaint was dismissed prior to a hearing on the merits after comprehensive submissions disputing the merits of the claim were provided to the Tribunal. Acted as counsel to technology employer with respect to a hearing of a complaint to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal regarding allegations of discrimination on the basis of race. The employee’s complaint was dismissed after a hearing on the merits.
  • Acted as counsel for a large national employer with respect to numerous human rights complaints, wrongful dismissal claims, and grievance arbitrations. A number of the human rights complaints were dismissed at the preliminary stage after producing comprehensive submissions and evidence challenging the filing of the complaint under the Human Rights Code.
  • Acted as counsel for a large multinational employer with respect to a certification application under the British Columbia Labour Relations Code. Acted as counsel to a Federally-regulated employer with respect to a certification under the Canada Labour Code.
  • Advising employers with respect to their obligations under federal and provincial public and private-sector privacy legislation and drafting necessary policies. Advising organizations impacted by freedom of information requests on their rights and obligations under applicable legislation.
  • Drafting termination packages, employment letters, employee handbooks, policies and plans and regular advice to human resources and other managers on the implementation of employment and labour laws in British Columbia.
  • Acting for client in an appeal to the Review Division of the Workers’ Compensation Board of an administrative penalty arising out of a serious workplace injury. The appeal was successful and the penalty was reduced. Advising employers on their obligations under Occupational Health and Safety legislation and the Workers’ Compensation Act. This work includes guiding employers through Board investigations into workplace accidents and fatalities, assisting employers in navigating their obligations under bullying and harassment provisions and policies including running training and education sessions for employers, and assisting employers with appealing assessment decisions.