Clayton Jones is a partner in the Labour, Employment & Human Rights Group where he advises employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. Clayton has appeared as counsel before the BC Labour Relations Board, BC Human Rights Tribunal, BC Employment Standards Branch, BC Supreme Court, BC Court of Appeal and Canada Industrial Relations Board. He also regularly acts as counsel in labour arbitrations and mediations.
In terms of his advisory work, Clayton frequently assists clients with designing and implementing strategies intended to respond to current economic circumstances including downsizing of the workforce, permanent closure of operations, corporate reorganizations and bankruptcies/insolvencies. He is also involved in the purchase and sale of businesses.
Clayton provides legal and strategic advice intended to allow unionized employers to meet their business goals and objectives while avoiding disputes. However, where required, Clayton also represents employers in labour relations board and grievance arbitration proceedings including in the following types of matters:
- Union organizing drives and certification applications
- Unfair labour practice complaints
- Collective bargaining
- Discipline and discharge cases
- Policy/interpretation grievances
Clayton has a vibrant employment law practice where he focusses on providing practical and cost-effective solutions. He advises non-union employers on a variety of matters including:
- Terminations of employment including dismissals for cause and constructive dismissal
- Employment contracts as well as other employment-related materials
- Employment Standards including relating to the payment of wages, hours of work and overtime, annual vacation and director liability
Clayton provides advice on workplace human rights matters including acting as counsel on complaints under the Human Rights Code. This includes helping clients navigate the following issues:
- Duty to accommodate
- Sexual harassment
- Discrimination based on disability, age, race, religion and family status.