Victory at the Labour Arbitration Moot! Congratulations to University of Alberta law students Natasha Edgar and Avril Fisher (and their coaches, our very own John Carpenter and David Williams) for their exciting win at the Mathews Dinsdale & Clark National Labour Arbitration Competition in January 2013. Chivers Carpenter is a proud sponsor of the U of A team.
Ritu Khullar and Vanessa Cosco have recently published an article on the privacy rights at stake in drug and alcohol testing: see “Employee Privacy Rights and Drug and/or Alcohol Testing: Getting the Balance Right” (2012) 25:3 CLJALP 237.
The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld an injunction that stops Suncor Energy from implementing its random drug testing policy until a board of arbitration can review the reasonableness of the policy (see the decision in Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 707 v. Suncor Energy Inc., 2012 ABCA 373).
A related issue concerning random alcohol testing was recently heard by the Supreme Court of Canada in CEP Local 30 v. Irving Pulp and Paper – see a video of the court hearing, which included our managing partner Ritu Khullar representing the intervenor CEP Local 707 from northern Alberta (view those submissions starting at 134 on the video).
We wish a fond farewell and congratulations to our retiring partner, Gwen Gray, Q.C., and wish her all the best. We also welcome our new associate, Andrew Buchanan, who’s new to the jurisdiction of Alberta and is settling in quickly.
WHO WE ARE
Chivers Carpenter is a firm of union-side labour lawyers who restrict our practices to labour, employment, and human rights law.
The lawyers of Chivers Carpenter represent labour organizations and workers in all facets of labour relations, human rights, administrative and employment law.
Phone: (780) 439–3611