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Employment, Labour and Human Rights Law

Pearlman Lindholm’s lawyers routinely and successfully handle an extensive range of employment, labour and human rights law issues. Our lawyers have extensive experience with the BC Provincial and Supreme Courts, BC Human Rights Tribunal, Employment Standards Branch, Labour Relations Board, WorkSafe BC and the grievance and arbitration process. We are frequent advisors on workplace investigations and in-house management training. Together, we can help you successfully navigate the legal issues involved in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces, federal and provincial, private and public sector, and for example:

Labour and Labour Relations Issues:


  • Certification

  • Collective bargaining and interest arbitration

  • Collective agreement interpretation

  • Management rights, policy and procedures

  • Discipline and discharge

  • Lay-offs, reorganizations and restructuring

  • Workplace investigations

  • Unfair labour practice complaints

  • Sale of business, successor/common employer proceedings

  • Strikes, lock-outs and picketing

Employment Issues:


  • Workplace investigations

  • Employment contracts, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements

  • Employment standards

  • Wrongful and constructive dismissal

  • Unjust dismissal and wage recovery complaints

  • Workplace bullying and harassment

  • Illness and disability management

  • Terminations for just cause

  • Reasonable notice, severance packages and releases

  • Health and safety

  • Workers’ compensation

Human Rights:


  • Harassment and discrimination

  • Sexual harassment

  • Illness and disability, attendance management and return to work programs

  • Accommodation and undue hardship

  • Internal complaint procedures and investigations

  • Workplace investigations and respectful workplace training

Our Lawyers:


  • Sharon Cartmill-Lane and Shelley Quinte practice exclusively in this area and are joined by,

  • Timothy A.C. Schober

  • Michael R. Scherr

  • David T. Juteau

  • Simon Gray-Schleihauf

  • Andrew D.M. Pike

  • Tyler D. Martens

  • Alexandra Shapka

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Pearlman Lindholm Barristers & Solicitors

201-19 Dallas Rd. 

Victoria, BC V8V 5A6

TELEPHONE: 250-388-4433

FACSIMILE: 250-388-5856

West Shore Office

Pearlman Lindholm Barristers & Solicitors

141-2745 Veterans Memorial Parkway

Victoria, BC V9B 0H4

TELEPHONE: 250-388-4433

FACSIMILE: 250-391-0473


Monday - Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

(Appointments outside of these hours may be arranged.)



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