Marino Sveinson *

Marino Sveinson *

Marino Sveinson has practiced exclusively in the area of workplace law throughout his career.  Marino strives to provide strategic result-oriented advice and representation to employers for all aspects of workplace law in unionized and non-union environments in both the provincial and federal sectors.

Marino represents employers on human rights matters, wrongful dismissal matters, labour relations issues, collective agreement grievances, employment contract drafting and interpretation, privacy obligations including access to information requests, workers compensation, corporate restructuring and acquisitions and disputes over obligations of departing employees. He also acts as an independent investigator for bullying and harassment complaints and provides training services.

Marino has represented clients at all levels of the courts in BC, federal court, collective agreement arbitrations, human rights tribunals, provincial and federal labour relations boards, workers compensation tribunals, and regarding complaints to the office of the information and privacy commissioner of BC.


  • Labour, Employment and Human Rights
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution


  • Acritas Stars 2019 – Designated as an “Independently rated lawyer”
  • Chambers Canada, British Columbia: Employment and Labour, Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory,
    • 2016-2019: recommended in Workplace Human Rights – Employer
    • 2017-2019: recommended in Workers’ Compensation – Employer
  • Listed in 2021 – 2022 Editions of Best LawyersTM in Canada in the fields of Labour and Employment Law


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Toronto – 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia – 1995


  • British Columbia, 2000
  • Yukon, 2014


  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
    • Chair, Human Rights Committee from 2015 to 2019
  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Member, Employment, Labour, Human Rights and Privacy subsections
    • Former Co-Chair Human Rights subsection
  • Continuing Legal Education (BC)
    • Former Co-Chair of Human Rights Conference

* Marino Sveinson provides legal services through a law corporation.

Contact Marino:

Direct line

Direct line: (604) 674-3634


Email: [email protected]

Legal Assistant:

Pat Yang
(604) 638-8458