Co-leader of the firm's Employment Services Practice Group, John Gilmore focuses on management-side employment and labour, wrongful dismissal, human rights, constitutional and privacy law. John advises and represents clients regarding employment contract and collective agreement drafting and interpretation, as well as in commercial transactions involving employee restructuring and down-sizing.
"John Gilmore is complimented by sources as 'top-notch,' and clients appreciate 'his ability to give concise and practical advice.'"
John appears regularly before federal and provincial labour relations boards, and labour arbitration boards. John also has extensive experience before federal and provincial courts and human rights tribunals. John has particular expertise representing federally regulated employers before federally appointed arbitration boards, the CIRB, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. At the provincial level, John often appears before the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench on a wide array of employment and labour matters. John represents clients in litigation proceedings on issues such as wrongful dismissal, disability plans, employment contracts, compensation/share arrangements, breach of fiduciary duties and employee confidentiality.
John also advises clients on executive employment compensation, incentive plans and severance entitlement and assists with the combination and reorganization of employees in corporate mergers and acquisitions.
John is the author of the recently published Annotated Alberta Employment Standards Code. In the fall of 2018, John will also be publishing Cannabis in the Workplace, a fulsome text regarding employer rights and obligations in this evolving area. John is also the author of Human Resources Guide to Health Issues in the Workplace and a co-editor and contributor to Illness and Disability in the Workplace.