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David G.  Wong

David G. Wong

Partner Fasken
The application of human rights principles often raises difficult questions and significant challenges in the balancing of fundamental rights and obligations.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2007
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
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David G. Wong is a partner in the firm’s Labour, Employment and Human Rights group and head of the Vancouver office Human Rights group. His practice includes advice to and representation of organizations in all areas of human rights law as well as in the areas of labour and employment law.

David has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He was a recipient of Business in Vancouver’s 2016 Forty under 40 Award and recognized as a Wesbrook Scholar.

Human Rights Law

David defends organizations before the BC Human Rights Tribunal and at all levels of Court on judicial reviews and appeals relating to human rights law. He also has experience defending organizations before the Canadian Human Rights Commission and Alberta Human Rights Commission.

Labour Relations

David provides strategic advice and guidance to employers on issues involving unionized workers and union negotiations. He regularly represents employers before labour arbitrators and the Labour Relations Board. David has acted as lead negotiator in a number of rounds of collective bargaining for different employers and draws on that experience in the advice he provides.

Employment

David also regularly advises employers on issues involving non-unionized workers, from the duty to accommodate to terminations, including representation on wrongful dismissal claims. David takes a strategic and practical approach in providing guidance to employers and working towards a solution to whatever employment issue they are faced with.

  • Workplace Human Rights, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019
  • Forty Under 40 Award, Business in Vancouver 2016
  • Wesbrook Scholar, University of British Columbia
2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Workplace Human Rights Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2019 for Workplace Human Rights
2016 Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 Award Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 Award 2016
University of British Columbia Wesbrook Scholar Wesbrook Scholar, The University of British Columbia
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Education

  • LLB University of British Columbia
  • BSc University of British Columbia

Community involvement

  • Youth Soccer Coach, Vancouver Athletic Football Club
  • Former Member, Vancouver MundiAvocat soccer team (competed at the Lawyer's World Cup of Soccer in Turkey) 2006
  • Former Member and Co-Captain, National Champion UBC Thunderbirds Varsity Men's Soccer Team, 1999-2005
  • Former Member, UBC Thunderbirds Varsity Men's Field Hockey Team, 1998-2001
  • Former Family Support Volunteer, Canuck Place Hospice, 1999-2001
  • Former Camp Counsellor, Canadian Cancer Society's "Camp Goodtimes", British Columbia, 1998-2003
  • Former Director, Hooplaw Society

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Human Rights Section, The Canadian Bar Association, Legislative Liaison
  • Law Society of BC
  • Labour Subsection, The Canadian Bar Association
  • The Vancouver Hospice Society
Article CLE Paper regarding Judicial Review Update
Article CACE Paper regarding Fitness for Work and Mental Illness: Unique Pitfalls and the Vigorous Search for Truth
Speaker Human Rights Law Conference 2018: Judicial Review Update 2018 Human Rights Law Conference 2018 location location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Speaker 15th Annual CACE Conference: Fitness for Work 15th Annual CACE Conference 2018 location location Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
Speaker Lancaster House Human Rights and Accommodation Conference 2018: What’s Old is New Again: (Re)-Introducing the BC Human Rights Commission Lancaster House Human Rights and Accommodation Conference 2018 location location Vancouver, BC, Canada
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