LABOUR RELATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS and EMPLOYMENT LAW 2017-05-20T00:10:21+00:00

SHEEN ARNOLD MCNEIL LLP is a boutique law firm focusing on the areas of  LABOUR RELATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS and EMPLOYMENT LAW

We provide proactive strategic legal advice to clients, as well as creative, practical solutions to their existing workplace problems. On occasion, clients are unable to resolve their problems without litigation. When this happens, we skillfully represent our clients’ interests before courts, administrative tribunals, and arbitration boards.

Labour, employment, and human rights law is all we do at Sheen Arnold McNeil LLP. Our lawyers have decades of combined and varied expertise in these areas and proven track records of working with private and public sector clients of all sizes.

Peter Sheen and Susan Arnold are included in the Tenth Edition (2016) of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Labour and Employment Law. Both Peter and Susan have been recognized in this publication continuously since 2011.

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Labour and Employment


Peter Sheen was included in the Tenth Edition of The Best Lawyers in the Canada for Labour and Employment Law.

Susan P. Arnold was included in the Tenth Edition of The Best Lawyers in the Canada for Labour and Employment Law.


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Vancouver Leading Practitioners
Labour
Repeatedly recommended: Peter R. Sheen

Vancouver Leading Practitioners
Workplace Human Rights
Repeatedly recommended: Susan P. Arnold

Victoria Leading Practitioners
Employment
Repeatedly recommended: Marcia McNeil

602 – 224 W Esplanade

North Vancouver, BC  Canada
V7M 3M6

tel: 604-770-3838

fax: 604-770-3848

204-388 Harbour Rd
Victoria, BC  Canada
V9A 3S1
tel: 778-433-1166
fax: 778-433-3726

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Labour Relations

Collective Agreements, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Each of our lawyers has significant knowledge and experience in labour relations and has represented clients at provincial and federal labour relations boards and arbitrations. We regularly assist clients by drafting collective bargaining proposals, advising on collective agreement language, union drives, certification and decertification applications, picketing issues and unfair labour practice complaints. We also provide strategic advice regarding potential and ongoing labour disputes.

Employment Law

Employment Standards, Wrongful Dismissal, Employment Agreements, Severance Agreements, Corporate Restructuring, Illness and Disability.

Sheen Arnold McNeil LLP assists clients daily, providing comprehensive advice and support on all employment matters, including wrongful dismissal litigation, workplace policies, illness and disability, corporate reorganizations, severance packages, employment standards problems, and employment contracts (including restrictive covenants).

Human Rights

Our lawyers have extensive experience with human rights matters that arise in the workplace. We advise clients about their human rights obligations and represent them when complaints are made pursuant to workplace policies and collective agreements and to provincial, territorial and federal human rights tribunals.

Advocacy

We represent clients on a wide array of workplace issues at labour arbitrations, labour relations board hearings, before human rights tribunals, employment standards tribunals and workers’ compensation review divisions and appeal tribunals. We also represent clients in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the BC Court of Appeal.

Workplace Bullying & Harassment

Investigations, Policies, Training/Education, WCAT

Our lawyers have significant experience dealing with issues arising from workplace bullying and harassment; providing advice and conducting investigations in a variety of contexts, including human rights matters, disciplinary issues, breaches of company policies and collective agreements, whistle-blower complaints and workers’ compensation claims.

Privacy

Our firm advises clients with regard to privacy, freedom of information, and related workplace issues. Our practice includes drafting policies, advising on compliance matters, assisting with requests for personal information, addressing complaints made to provincial and federal privacy commissioners and assisting generally with privacy related matters.

Administrative Law

We provide advice and representation on administrative law issues to regulatory bodies, to clients appearing before administrative tribunals and to clients in relation to their statutory obligations.