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Matthew  Larsen

Matthew Larsen *

Partner Fasken
In the area of labour and employment law, understanding a client’s business from top to bottom is key to providing practical and efficient legal advice.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2012
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Denotes a Professional Law Corporation.

Matthew Larsen practices labour and employment law in the Vancouver office of Fasken. Providing strategic advice on all aspects of labour, employment and human rights law, Matthew also counsels clients on privacy issues and conducting workplace bullying and harassment investigations.

Having worked in a wide range of industries prior to his legal career, Matthew has an innate ability to quickly gain an understanding of a client’s business. This allows him to provide effective solutions to a variety of workplace issues including wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal claims, employment standards complaints and employment and independent contractor agreements.

Matthew regularly advises employers who have union operations, or who are facing an application from a union, assisting with successor and common employer applications, plant closure and severance pay disputes, and labour disputes such as strikes, picketing and replacement worker applications.

Matthew has experience advising clients regarding a range of privacy related issues, including background checks, surveillance and freedom of information requests.

When it comes to human rights, Matthew ably counsels clients on responding to human rights complaints, and advising employers on the duty to accommodate, including accommodating disabilities and addictions.

Representing clients before multiple administrative tribunals as well as the Provincial Court and the BC Supreme Court, Matthew also has experience with British Columbia’s commercial arbitration process.

Matthew regularly conducts seminars for clients and professional organizations and is actively involved with Access Pro Bono.

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  • JD University of Western Ontario
  • BA (with Distinction), English and Sociology University of Alberta

Community involvement

Co-Author What Is New in Releases and Covenants Not to Sue Recent Developments and Legal and Practical Considerations Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

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