- Consumer & Retail
- Human Rights
- Pensions, Benefits and Executive Compensation
|University ||University of British Columbia, B.A., 1974|
|Law School||University of Victoria, LL.B., 1980|
|Admitted||1981, British Columbia|
|Memberships ||Canadian Bar Association (Member, BC Labour and Employment Section). |
Earl Phillips is a partner in the firm's Vancouver office practising in the Labour and Employment Group.
His recent experience includes:
· labour arbitrations regarding substance abuse, collective agreement interpretation, medical information, privacy, attendance management, surveillance and theft;
· labour board hearings regarding unfair labour practice complaints, true employer, successor and common employer issues, and certification and decertification applications;
· collective bargaining;
· labour and employment issues in restructurings and reorganizations;
· human rights issues regarding attendance management, religious rights, substance abuse, disability, and the duty to accommodate; and
· negotiating and drafting executive employment contracts.
Mr. Phillips regularly appears before federal and provincial tribunals and arbitration boards and the courts of British Columbia. He is a frequent writer and speaker on various topics including, most recently, significant Supreme Court of Canada decisions, collective bargaining issues and trends, mandatory retirement, employment privacy, disability management, whistle-blowing, substance abuse in the workplace and general employment practices.
Mr. Phillips is appears in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of labour and employment law. He is also recognized in the 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the area of employment law, labour and workplace human rights.
Mr. Phillips received the 2013 Client Choice Award for his outstanding employment and labour work in British Columbia from International Law Office's (ILO) Lexology 2013 Client Choice Awards.
Mr. Phillips is a member of the Human Resources Management Association of British Columbia and of the BC Labour and Employment Sections of the Canadian Bar Association. He also serves as a director of the Regent College 2000 Foundation and The Children's Foundation.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Ambulance Service Failed in Duty to Accommodate
Earl Phillips, May 17, 2013
The BC Ambulance Service failed in its duty to accommodate a paramedic who could no longer palpate a pulse because of his mulitple sclerosis. The employee’s manager was also held personally responsible.
If Employees are Telecommuting ...
Earl Phillips, May 17, 2013
Telecommuting may be on the way out at Yahoo! but it is very much alive elsewhere. So if you have employees who are working from home, or if you are considering it, you should think through the employment issues.
Bullying and Harassment, or Not
Earl Phillips, April 26, 2013
Tragic cases and more mundane legislative changes have everyone talking about bullying and harassment. For employers it is necessary to take a step back and consider what is not workplace bullying and harassment.
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