Tom has represented employers and employees in all aspects of the employment relationship for over 30 years. In the last decade, a large portion of his practice has concerned mental health and harassment issues in the workplace. He was co-counsel for the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada in Moore v. British Columbia (Education) 2012 SCC 61 where the Supreme Court of Canada dealt with accommodation by a public school of a student with dyslexia.
Tom’s practice has included litigation and mediation in all employment based tribunals in British Columbia and in all levels of Courts in British Columbia and in the Federal Court system, and in the Supreme Court of Canada, in addition to arbitrations under Collective Agreements. He has written many articles on human rights, judicial review and employment law for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, and is a regular speaker at other professional continuing education conferences.
Work is a fundamental and integral part of everyone’s identity. Tom firmly believes that resolving workplace issues promptly and efficiently is of primary importance for both employees and employers, and that this best achieved by a collaborative approach involving relevant disciplines. He often works collaboratively with psychologists, investigators and others in resolving workplace conflicts and looks forward to applying that approach for employees who are on the Autism spectrum.