Tom is recognized as a leading practitioner in western Canada in advising and representing employers (both union and non-union) in respect to labour arbitrations, Labour Relations Board applications, collective bargaining, wrongful dismissal, human rights, investigations, privacy, employment standards, workers’ compensation, and various other labour and employment matters.
He advises employers regarding the drafting, implementation, and application of executive contracts, employment agreements, non-competition and confidentiality provisions, change of control agreements, drug and alcohol testing programs, harassment policies, and general employment policies and practices.
Tom also advises employers regarding corporate structure from a labour relations perspective, particularly in respect to major industrial construction, and leads employers in respect to collective bargaining.
Employers from many different industries engage him to advise and represent them in a variety of matters and before various tribunals and courts, including: Court of Appeal of Alberta, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Federal Court of Canada, Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, Provincial Court of Alberta, Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board, Canada Human Rights Commission, Employment Standards, Workers’ Compensation Board, Arbitration Boards and many other administrative tribunals.
Based in Calgary, Tom handles matters across Western Canada.