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J. Alexandra MacCarthy

Associate Fasken
Adapting to the client’s needs and understanding what they are trying to achieve provides the foundation for effective counsel.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2012 | Alberta, 2013
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver


Alexandra MacCarthy is a labour, employment and human rights lawyer in Vancouver, providing employers with effective solutions to workplace issues in both union and non-union environments. 

With an extensive background in litigation, Alexandra represents clients before the BC Provincial Court, the BC Supreme Court and in labour arbitrations. She has also worked on matters involving the BC Human Rights Tribunal, and Employment Standards Branch.

 Frequently advising employers on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights, Alexandra has expertise in termination of employment, including wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal and for-cause terminations, constructive dismissal claims, and compliance with employment standards legislation, including payment of wages, hours of work and overtime, annual vacation.

 In addition, she provides advice to companies with union operations on labour disputes including strikes and picketing, collective agreement interpretation issues, and arbitration hearings. In her human rights practice Alexandra counsels clients on compliance with human rights matters including discrimination issues, accommodation, and responding to human rights complaints.

 Prior to joining the firm, Alexandra was an Associate at regional law firms in Victoria and Calgary. 

Career & Education


  • JD Bond University, Australia
  • BA University of Victoria

Memberships & 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


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