Employment Law Workshop

  • December 02, 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • 1800 - 510 West Georgia St, Vancouver (TELUS Garden building)
  • 0

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Back by popular demand, the BC CCA’s annual employment workshop with Vancouver law firm Bull Housser always receives rave reviews.

In today’s workplace, employers face new challenges in dealing with human resources issues. From bullying and harassment to dealing with mental health issues, from privacy to dealing with social media concerns, it can be difficult to stay on top of the potential impact these issues may have on your organization. This leading edge session will will highlight ten recent court decisions that could impact your business. Three senior lawyers from Bull Housser will present not only current law and best practices, but also ideas on how minimize your risk exposure.

The Top Ten:

  • discrimination claims on the basis of allergies to scents and family status;
  • the limits of an employer’s duty to accommodate
  • dismissals for after-acquired cause
  • dismissals for breaching privacy policies
  • dismissals for insubordination and profanity in the workplace
  • the importance of clearly drafted termination provisions in employment contracts
  • how courts consider age as a factor in determining severance
  • clarification of the definition of “disability” under human rights legislation
  • increasing damage awards from human rights tribunals; and
  • what recourses are available to an employer who is the subject of a frivolous human rights complaint.

Free! Members who register for this workshop are welcome to invite their company’s senior HR person as a BC CCA guest. Just email the office after you register and provide the person’s name and job title.

The Bull Housser workshop sold out last year, so sign up early to avoid disappointment!








Andrew Schafer  is a lawyer in the Labour + Employment Group. Andrew advises clients on a variety of labour and employment matters, including labour relations, human rights, workers' compensation, wrongful dismissals, unjust dismissals, employment standards, and business immigration. Andrew also prepares various labour and employment agreements such as employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, restrictive covenants, return to work agreements, and workplace policies. Andrew also assists with various corporate transactions by advising both purchasers and vendors on labour and employment due diligence matters.

Andrew also advises clients on a variety of pension matters including plan creation, interpretation, administration, and regulatory compliance. Andrew also assists with various corporate transactions by advising both purchasers and vendors on pension due diligence matters.


Rochelle Pauls is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution +Litigation Group, practicing primarily in the area of Labour + Employment.

Rochelle assists senior lawyers and advises clients on a variety of matters relating to labour relations, human rights, workers’ compensation, wrongful dismissals, unjust dismissals, and employment standards. She also assists in the preparation of employment agreements and workplace policies. Rochelle has appeared before the Provincial Court and Supreme Court of British Columbia and has assisted in preparing submissions for the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, Federal Court of Canada, British Columbia Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.

Rochelle was called to the bar in 2011 after summering and articling with the firm. She earned her B.Ed. from the University of Alberta in 2001 and worked as a high school English teacher before completing her LL.B. at the University of British Columbia in 2010.


Chanelle Wong is an associate in the firm’s Labour + Employment Group, and a part of the Dispute Resolution + Litigation Group. She assists senior counsel in advising clients on a wide range of labour and employment issues, including labour relations, employment standards and employer policies, termination and wrongful dismissal, human rights, and other related areas. Chanelle has appeared before the Provincial Court of British Columbia and has assisted in preparing submissions for the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Federal Court of Canada.

Chanelle was called to the British Columbia bar in 2015 after articling with Bull Housser. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and her Juris Doctor from Queen’s University.



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