Ayla Akgungor

Ayla Akgungor: Attorney with Field Law
  • Partner at Field Law (122 Attorneys)
  • 2500 - 10175 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 0H3
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Ayla Akgungor focuses her practice on labour and employment law, human rights and professional regulation, appearing before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, Court of Appeal and several administrative tribunals. Her clients are focused primarily in the public, education, health care and non-for profit sectors.

Ayla often represents clients before administrative panels. These include the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the Alberta Labour Relations Board, arbitration boards, The School Act Board of Reference, the Employment Insurance Board of Referees and Umpire, Canada Labour Code adjudicators and professional discipline tribunals. She also frequently provides training on labour and employment, human rights and professional regulatory issues.

Ayla is a member of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories and has appeared on human rights matters before the Northwest Territories Supreme Court and the Northwest Territories Court of Appeal. She clerked for the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal before joining Field Law.

Value to Clients

I have an easy-going, collaborative approach, making sure that my clients feel that I understand their goals and concerns and that I take their input into the development of a resolution. It helps get more creative ideas on the table.

This is especially important in working with workplace investigations, professional discipline and human rights claims, where I may be working with non-lawyers on complex legal issues.

Outside the Office

Ayla, her husband and their daughters love to travel...particularly if there's water and warm temperatures involved. The availability of zip lines is another plus.


Junior Achievement Company Program for High School Students
2002 - 2003
CIBC Run for the Cure
Law Day Committee
2003 - 2004


NWT (WCB) v. Mercer, 2014 NWTCA 1, 2014 NWTCA 1, Northwest Territories Court of Appeal

Mercer v. WCB et al, 2012 NWTSC 58, Supreme Court of Northwest Territories

WCB v. Mercer et al, 2012 NWTSC 57, Supreme Court of Northwest Territories

WCB v. Mercer et al., 2012 NWTSC 78, Supreme Court of Northwest Territories

News + Views + Events

November - December 2016
Family Status Accommodation Seminars
August 2016
Canada Labour Code Clarified: Supreme Court Rules That Non-Unionized Employees Can Only Be Dismissed with Cause
June 2016
From Conflict to Calm: Dealing with High-Conflict Behavior in the Workplace: Questions and Legal Issues about Workplace Conflict
January - March 2016
Labour and Employment: 2015 Year in Review
March 2016
Human Rights: 5 Top Cases from 2015
February 2016
Workplace Harassment: Best Practices for Employers
October 2015
Is your Workplace Toxic?
November 2014
Labour, Employment and WCB
October 2014
Duty to Accommodate Obligations in relation to Medical Education
March 2014
2013 Year in Review
March 2014
The Duty to Accommodate
June 2013
Family Status Accommodation
May 2013
Family Status Accommodation
May 2013
Informal Resolution of Complaints
December 2012
Labour Rights (panelist)
November 2012
Round Table Discussion: Human Rights Issues for Regulators
September 2012
Round Table Discussion: Special Guest Peter Hourihan (Alberta Ombudsman)
February 2012
Bad Faith Damages in the Manner of Dismissal
Summer 2011
Joint Submissions on Sanction: The Hearing Tribunal’s Role
April 2011
Legal Issues for School Administrators - Bullying
April 2011
Selected Topics in Employment Law
February 2011
Aggravated Damages in Employment Law
Fall 2010
Recent Cases of Interest to Regulators
October 2010
Legal Information for Small Business Success
Spring 2008
You Raise the Issue - Changing Employees Contracts
June 2008
Case Update: Dickson v. Canadore College
February 2005
The Year in Review - Edmonton
An Update on Remedies for Wrongful Dismissal
Personal Appearance in the Workplace: Considerations for Employers
Spring 2003
Drug & Alcohol Testing in the Workplace
October 2002
Presentation On Occupational Health & Safety
Remedies in Labour, Employment and Human Rights Law (Editor)

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Labour + Employment
  • Professional Regulatory
  • Human Rights
  • Education
  • Privacy
  • Northern Canada

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 9595  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce, 1996
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 2000
Year of First admission:
2001, Alberta; 2012, Northwest Territories

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Administrative Law Section (North) Co-Chair 2004-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Labour and Employment Law Section (North) Member
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Privacy Law Section (North) Member
Law Society of Alberta Member

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: The reported cases below belong to Ayla and are representative of Ayla's experience. NWT (WCB) v. Mercer, 2014 NWTCA 1 2014 NWTCA 1 Northwest Territories Court of Appeal 2014; WCB v. Mercer et al. 2012 NWTSC 78 Supreme Court of Northwest Territories 2012; Mercer v. WCB et al 2012 NWTSC 58 Supreme Court of Northwest Territories 2012; WCB v. Mercer et al 2012 NWTSC 57 Supreme Court of Northwest Territories 2012

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    4.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 11/09/14 in Labor and Employment on 11/09/14

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