Donovan Plomp: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Donovan Plomp

Vancouver,  BC  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Human Rights
  • Privacy
  • Labour
  • Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation
University University of Ottawa, B.A., Hons, 1997
Law SchoolUniversity of British Columbia, LL.B., 2000
Admitted2002, British Columbia
Memberships Canadian Bar Association (Former Executive Member and Chair, BC Employment Law Section; Executive Member, National Labour and Employment Section).


Donovan Plomp is a partner in our Labour & Employment, and Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation groups in Vancouver. He has appeared as counsel in matters before the British Columbia Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia and grievance arbitration panels. He has also assisted clients in drafting employment contracts and policies, as well as advising on a wide variety of workplace issues including privacy, disability, and the application and interpretation of collective agreements.

His recent experience includes:

· advising employers regarding various human resources and labour relations issues, including employee disability, attendance management, human rights and employment policies, and terminations;

· representing employers in wrongful dismissal and other employment related litigation;

· representing unionized employers in grievance arbitration and labour relations board proceedings, including discharge, discipline, interpretation of collective agreements, unlawful strike and unfair labour practice complaints;

· advising employers regarding union organizing campaigns and certification and decertification applications; and

· advising on labour and employment issues in corporate mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations.

Mr. Plomp received a BA (Hons) from the University of Ottawa in 1997, and his LLB from the University of British Columbia in 2000. After graduating from law school, Mr. Plomp served as a judicial law clerk with the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Mr. Plomp was called to the British Columbia bar in 2002.

Mr. Plomp is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association. He has served as an executive member and Chair of the BC Employment Law section of the Canadian Bar Association and is presently an executive member of the National Labour and Employment Section of the Canadian Bar Association.


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BC Human Rights Tribunal Issues New Rules Of Practice and Procedure
Donovan Plomp, August 2, 2014
Following on its new complaint and application forms introduced earlier this year, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal recently issued new Rules of Practice and Procedure (the “2014 Rules”), replacing its former Rules from January 2008. The 2014 Rules are directed at reducing the...

No Anonymity for Grievors: BC Labour Board Rules that Grievors and Witnesses Should Be Identified in Labour Arbitration Decisions
Donovan Plomp, June 11, 2014
The Labour Relations Board has upheld BC Arbitrator Stan Lanyon’s decision in Sunrise Poultry Processors Ltd. v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1518 that the names of grievors and witnesses should, as a general rule, be published in labour arbitration awards.

What Do Your Policies Say About Termination?
Donovan Plomp, May 13, 2014
Many employers have policies about termination, and specifically about what an employee is entitled to if terminated without cause. It is a good idea to try to manage the cost of terminations, but it needs to be done properly to be effective.

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Donovan Plomp

777 Dunsmuir Street, Suite 1300
VancouverBC V7Y 1K2

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