Labour & Employment Law

The firm’s labour and employment practice is broad based, dealing with the full spectrum of issues arising out of the employment relationship in both the union and non-union environment. The firm’s lawyers have represented both employers and employees in hearings before Federal and Provincial Labour Relations Boards, Human Rights Tribunals, Employment Standards Tribunals, WorkSafe BC and in all level of court proceedings. In addition, the firm’s counsel have extensive experience handling all claims arising in respect of:

  • employment contracts, including claims concerning breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful competition and wrongful dismissal;
  • defending and prosecuting complaints made pursuant to the Human Rights Act involving discrimination on prohibited grounds;
  • all manner of claims made pursuant to collective agreements including applications for injunctions in respect of illegal picketing; and
  • representing employers in matters involving WorkSafe.

The firms’ labour and employment practice is headed by Randy J. Kaardal, K.C. who has over 30 years of experience handling labour and employment matters. The labour and employment practice is supported by Mr. Paul Heisler, who has over 15 years of experience handling all matters arising in the labour and employment field, and an excellent group of associates. Mr. Kaardal and Mr. Heisler have been counsel on many of the leading decisions in British Columbia related to employment law, labour law and human rights law.