Heather Maxted

Heather Maxted

Associate, Employment and Labour

Contact Information


tel: 403.260.7087


Calgary, Vancouver

Bar Admission

Alberta, 2019

British Columbia, 2022


  • University of Manitoba, Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.)



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.

    • Successfully defended a large telecommunications company in a pension dispute at the Alberta Court of King's Bench
    • Represented an employer in three related labour grievances regarding a LOTO breach
    • Counsel to a large oil & gas corporation in a wrongful dismissal matter at the Alberta Court of Appeal
    • Represented a national franchisor in a complex contractual dispute against multiple franchisees
    • Represented a large oil & gas corporation in a multimillion-dollar arbitration relating to a large-scale project involving numerous parties
    • Represented a large oil & gas corporation in a multimillion-dollar construction arbitration

  • Wendy Hansen Memorial Scholarship
  • CIS Academic All-Canadian

  • Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Pro Bono Law Alberta

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Association of Women’s Lawyers
  • The Advocates’ Society

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