Practice Areas

Labour and Employment Law

Lawyers in this area of practice

DD West LLP’s labour and employment lawyers have knowledge and experience to assist our clients on complex labour and employment matters. Our experience encompasses the full range of labour and employment matters with particular understanding of the unique challenges faced by public sector employers.
 
We represent clients before courts, mediators, labour relations boards, grievance arbitrators, and employment tribunals. Our lawyers have the knowledge, the depth, and the resources to help you. They are able to handle a diverse range of employment and labour matters such as wrongful dismissals, human rights matters, harassment, discrimination, contract negotiations,and collective agreement negotiations.
 
We assist our clients to obtain fair and practical resolutions to labour matters both in unionized and non-unionized environments.
 
Our capable lawyers can assist you in making clear and concise contracts and policies which in turn can minimize your need for legal assistance in the future.
 
Our experience includes advising on the certification of unions, the negotiation of first and subsequent collective agreements, advising on labour/management relations including the interpretation of collective agreements, strategy on labour management issues including strikes and lockouts, individual and group grievances, and proceeding through the arbitration process.
 
We also advise on matters including the development and implementation of workplace policies including respectful workplaces, violence prevention, anti-bullying, drug and alcohol use, attendance management, technology use, social media, and a variety of other human resource policies and initiatives.
 
We are regularly consulted and advise on ongoing workplace issues, including health and safety, employment standards, human rights, and access to information requests.
 
We are abreast of emerging issues and developments and work collaboratively with our clients to achieve focused legal solutions.