David G. Wong is a partner in the firm’s Labour, Employment and Human Rights group and leader of the firm’s national Human Rights practice. 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 is a ranked lawyer by Lexpert in Human Rights and in labour by Best Lawyers and was a recipient of Business in Vancouver’s 2016 Forty Under 40 Award and recognized as a Wesbrook Scholar.
Human Rights Law
David provides strategic advice and guidance to organizations in all matters relating to human rights and 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.
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.
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.