Education

  • JD, 2011
    Bond University, Australia
  • B.A., 2007
    University of Victoria

Year of Call/Admission

  • British Columbia, 2012
  • Alberta, 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

J. Alexandra MacCarthy

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Associate


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Alexandra is an associate in the firm's Labour, Employment & Human Rights practice group. She has experience providing clients with effective solutions to workplace issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Alexandra was an associate at prominent regional law firms in Victoria and Calgary. She has an extensive background in litigation and advises clients in a wide range of labour, employment and human rights matters.

Alexandra has represented clients before the BC Provincial Court, BC Supreme Court and in labour arbitrations. She has also worked on matters involving the Human Rights Tribunal and Employment Standards Branch.

Employment:

Alexandra frequently advises employers on the following issues:

  • Termination of employment, including wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal and for-cause terminations
  • Constructive dismissal claims
  • Drafting employment agreements
  • Drafting employer policies
  • Compliance with employment standards legislation, including payment of wages, hours of work and overtime, annual vacation
  • Employment Standards complaints.

Labour:

Alexandra advises clients with a union operation in the following matters:

  • Labour disputes including strikes and picketing
  • Collective agreement interpretation issues
  • Arbitration hearings

Human Rights:

Alexandra advises clients on compliance with human rights matters, including:

  • Discrimination issues
  • Accommodation
  • Responding to human rights complaints

Membership/Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Member, Professional Women’s Network