Susan’s areas of expertise are labour, employment, human rights and administrative law. She also has considerable knowledge in relation to matters under the British Columbia Police Act.
Susan acts for both public and private sector employers in the BC, Yukon and federal jurisdictions. She has considerable experience representing clients in labour, employment and human rights matters before the BC Labour Relations Board, Canada Industrial Relations Board, BC Human Rights Tribunal and Yukon Human Rights Commission, as well as federal and provincial arbitration boards.
Susan also conducts workplace investigations in both the private and public sectors.
Susan is a former adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, where she taught labour and human rights law. Susan sat on the Committee of Special Advisors to the Government of British Columbia for the Review of the Employment Standards Act in 1993. She is currently a member of the British Columbia Law Institute’s Employment Standards Act Reform Project Committee, which has been comprehensively reviewing the Employment Standards Act with a view to its reform to allow it to address the changing circumstances and needs of the contemporary workplace.
Susan is recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of labour and employment law in the 2011-2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada. She has also been repeatedly recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of workplace human rights, and has been recognized in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada in the area of Labour, Employment and Benefits.
Prior to joining PCM, Susan was a founding partner of Sheen Arnold McNeil LLP and was a partner for many years in a leading national labour, employment and human rights firm.
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