Elizabeth A. Reid
Elizabeth practices as both a barrister and a solicitor focusing on employment, labour and human rights matters. She also has a strong background in corporate/commercial and business law.
Elizabeth has represented clients at every level of court in British Columbia, as well as in proceedings before the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the BC Employment Standards Tribunal, the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Canadian Human Rights Commission. She is regularly consulted for advice on termination packages, drafting employment contracts, union certification drives, wrongful dismissal claims, disciplinary measures, and other issues arising in the workplace.
Elizabeth tries to minimize “legalese” and likes to get to know her clients well so that she can tailor her advice to their legal and practical circumstances.
Having clerked at the BC Court of Appeal prior to her call to the Bar, Elizabeth brings valuable experience in conducting research and analysis for members of the judiciary. She is the recipient of awards for achievement in employment law and appellate advocacy.
- University of Victoria, LL.B.
- University of Victoria, B.Sc. (Hons)
- University of Victoria, B.F.A. (Theatre)
- Year of Call: 2006 (B.C.)
- Executive Member, Employment Law Subsection, BC Branch, Canadian Bar Association
- Panelist, CLE Human Rights Conference, 2011
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, Human Rights and Labour Subsections
- Volunteer, Access Pro Bono
- Judge, Canadian Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Mock Trial Competition, 2005–2009
- President of the Board, Rumble Theatre
“Same Boat, Different Captain: Employment Issues in Asset Purchase Transactions”, In-House Continuing Professional Development Seminar, March 2013
“Foreign Workers: Employment and Human Rights Issues”, Client Seminar, June 8, 2012
“Managing Addictions in the Workplace: Legal Implications”, BC Human Resources Management Seminar, May 2012
“Disciplinary Procedures and Dignity at Work”, Client Seminar with ProActive ReSolutions, April 27, 2012
“Transforming Your Practice: Gender Identity in the Workplace”, BC Continuing Legal Education: Human Rights Conference, November 24, 2011
“Culture Clash: Human Rights and Foreign Workers”, Client Seminar, May 5, 2011
“Wrongful Dismissal Issues”, In-House Continuing Professional Development Seminar, November 16, 2010
“The Danger of Being Wrong About Human Rights”, Client Seminar, March 25, 2010
“Canadian Employment Law: The Basics”, Doing Business in Canada Seminar, Seattle, Washington, March 5, 2010
Co-Presenter, with Roger Watts, “The New Rules of Court”, In-House Continuing Professional Development Seminar, November 19, 2009
Guest Speaker, with Noah Sarna, “Me Inc.: The Legal Issues of Starting Your Business”, University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business Students’ Society, November 4, 2009
“Overview of the Human Rights Process and Proactive Strategies to Avoid Costly Human Rights Claims”, Canadian Institute’s Duty to Accommodate Conference, June 24, 2009
“Workplace Bullying”, Client Seminar, June 23, 2009
“Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Privacy Issues”, Lorman Education Services, March 2009
News & Media
- Transforming Human Rights Practice – Transgender Policies on the Rise
- Review Launched After Hells Angels Member Hired by City of Vancouver
- Does Reality TV Show ‘Border Services’ Breach Privacy Laws?
- When Work and Family Collide – Family Status Discrimination
- Mandatory Retirement Age for Firefighters
- Preparing successful applications to dismiss baseless human rights claims
- Advising an entrepreneur on his ability to compete with his former employer
- Advising a large retirement community employer on its rights and obligations when faced with union certification