Richard is a Partner who advises clients on all aspects of employment and labour law, as well as corporate/commercial litigation issues. He has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, the Federal Court of Canada and the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench. He has also appeared before the Alberta Labour Relations Board, Alberta Human Rights Commission, Canada Industrial Relations Board and the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board. He has also represented clients in many grievances, arbitrations and mediations.
He advises clients on all elements of employment law, including negotiating and drafting employment agreements, managing employees during employment, termination of employment, COVID-19 related issues, WCB issues, and disability and human rights matters. He often advises clients relating to policy issues, including drug and alcohol policies, restrictive covenant obligations, compensatory benefit programs, and site access issues. He is involved in representing clients in all employment related disputes, including wrongful and constructive dismissal, human rights, WCB, restrictive covenant, and workplace harassment.
Richard is also experienced in conducting and supervising independent workplace investigations and providing reports and recommendations to employers in relation to such investigations. Investigations have included complex employment related situations, including allegations of dishonesty, fraud, harassment and abuse.
Richard advises clients in relation to corporate matters, including downsizing, layoffs, mass terminations and complex corporate transactions.
Finally, Richard is experienced in addressing all aspects of labour relations and union matters, including negotiating and drafting collective agreements, unfair labour practice complaints, duty of fair representation complaints, certifications and revocations, site access disputes, and successor and common employer disputes.
Updated March 2022