Heather is an associate in the Calgary office’s Employment and Labour Group, serving clients throughout Western Canada.
Heather regularly helps clients with labour and employment matters, by drafting employment and contractor agreements, executive compensation agreements and workplace policies. When the need arises, she also supports employers with employee terminations and separation packages. Heather also has experience supporting and representing both unions and employers on a wide variety of labour issues.
Heather is an experienced litigator, often defending employers in wrongful dismissal claims, grievance arbitrations, human rights complaints, and employment standards claims throughout Western Canada. Heather also has significant experience in general commercial litigation and arbitration, including large and complex disputes in energy (oil & gas), construction, franchise law, product liability, class actions, and personal injury. Heather has successfully represented clients before the Alberta Labour Relations Board and all levels of court in Alberta, including as lead counsel at the Court of King’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal.
Heather routinely advises and represents clients with respect to various workplace-related matters arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heather is a Co-Chair of Osler’s Calgary Diversity Committee, and is committed to supporting Osler’s efforts in building an inclusive and diverse work environment.
Prior to joining Osler, Heather summered, articled and practised with a prominent Calgary law firm.