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John R. Gilmore

Partner, Co-Head of Employment Services

Employment, Labour, Wrongful Dismissal, Human Rights and Privacy Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.3297

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 clients on employment contract and collective agreement interpretation and drafting, as well as employee terminations and down-sizing.

John appears regularly before federal and provincial labour arbitration boards, 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 Human ResourcesGuide to Health Issues in the Workplace and a co-editor and contributor to Illness and Disability in the Workplace. John is currently completing a book entitled The Annotated Alberta Employment Standards Code, scheduled for publication in 2016.

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  • TriWest Capital Partners Acquires a Majority Interest in Trimlite Mfg Inc.  Read more
  • TriWest Capital Partners, one of Canada's leading private equity firms, in connection with the acquisition of Bull Moose Capital Ltd. Read more
  • Bennett Jones LLP acting for DirectCash Payments Inc. in connection with US$460 million acquisition by Cardtronics plc Read more

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  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    John R. Gilmore, ranked, Employment & Labour: Nationwide

    John Gilmore is known for his active labour practice and is frequently trusted to handle the employment elements of large M&A transactions. Commentators also praise his work on labour and employment litigation.
  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    John R. Gilmore, ranked, Employment & Labour: Alberta

    John Gilmore draws praise for his work on labour relations, as well as advising major national companies on employment matters in connection with significant transactions. Sources say he is "outstanding."
  • 2016, Chambers Canada

    John R. Gilmore, ranked, Employment & Labour: Nationwide

    Described as "very committed" and a "very hard worker"

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