Paul Heisler is counsel at the firm and practices in the areas of employment law, constitutional litigation, and commercial litigation. Paul has extensive experience representing clients in disputes relating to wrongful dismissal, privacy law, workers’ compensation, post-employment competition, human rights, public law, labour relations, shareholder rights, and commercial matters.
Paul also regularly provides legal and strategic advice to both employers and senior employees in the public and private sector with respect to all aspects of the employment relationship, including the negotiation of executive employment and termination agreements, employment policies, freedom of information requests, collective agreement interpretation, investigations, and the accommodation of employees in the workplace.
Paul is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of Employment Law and Administrative and Public Law. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, he articled and practiced for three years with a leading national firm in the field of commercial litigation and employment law.
Cid de la Torre v. Legal Services Society, 2020 BCHRT 30 (with Susan Humphrey): counsel for the Legal Services Society in a successful application to dismiss a complaint made to the BC Human Rights Tribunal.
Best Lawyers in Canada™ has released the 2023 edition of its publication and Paul Heisler is recognized for his work in Labour and Employment Law.
Best Lawyers in Canada™ has released the 2022 edition of its publication and Paul Heisler is recognized for his work in Labour and Employment Law, and Administrative and Public Law.
Randy Kaardal, Q.C., Paul Heisler, and Caitlin Ehman successfully represented the Executive Director of the Securities Commission in a stated case referred to the Supreme Court by the Attorney General of British Columbia, in which Madam Justice Jackson upheld the constitutionality of the Security Commission’s power to freeze assets. A copy of that decision is here.
Paul Heisler and Susan Humphrey were successful in an application to dismiss a complaint made to the BC Human Rights Tribunal against their client, the Legal Services Society. The decision can be found here.
Paul Heisler and Alexander Bjornson published an article in the Canadian Bar Association June 2018 publication “BarTalk” on the impact of the upcoming Cannabis Act on employers and employees.