Together, we will develop a clear strategy to achieve your goals.
My practice focuses on representation of trade unions and employees in the areas of employment, human rights and labour law. Since 2003, I’ve dedicated my career and many of my volunteer activities to representing workers and advocating for the rights of workers, whether that be for individual workers or their bargaining agents.
For unions, I have provided general strategic advice to and represented a wide variety of public and private sector trade unions and employee associations before Arbitrators, the Courts, the Labour Relations Board and the BC Human Rights Tribunal, including at the appeal level. I am also familiar with advising them on internal governance and representational issues.
For non-unionized employees, I provide strategic advice on ongoing workplace issues. I have represented many clients in wrongful dismissal or constructive dismissal actions and Canada Labour Code complaints where individuals have been wrongly terminated. For most of my clients, I have been successful in negotiating an advantageous settlement without a trial or hearing. I also understands the importance of frankly discussing risks and potential costs with my clients.
I also have an extensive background representing professionals in investigations and proceedings before their professional regulatory bodies, or in defending them in human rights complaints filed against them during the course of their employment.
I have held positions with the executive of the CBA employment law subsection and have been a member of the Law Society’s Equity & Diversity Committee. I am passionate about sharing my skills with workers who would not otherwise be able to afford legal services; I actively volunteer to provide pro bono services (advising low income workers), and have presented or provided training on various issues relating to the rights of workers or trade union representation.
I am the proud mother of one and stepmother of three.
Employees should be careful when combining personal social media and their job. It is a smart idea to keep personal social media and the workplace separate. Social media allows people to connect with others as never…
Many employees and employers believe that the first few months of employment are a probation period. Many employers believe that during a probation period, they can fire an employee for no reason and without notice or…
A job can end when an employee quits, or when an employee is fired or laid off. Anytime a job ends, employees should return all company property. Companies can be protective of their property, which can…