Alex Lemoine

Alex has developed a speciality in advising clients on matters related to accessibility compliance, executive compensation and workplace dispute resolutions.

Agatha Suszek

Agatha Suszek is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She represents and advises employers on a variety of matters related to employment law and human rights. She regularly advises her clients on a number of workplace-related issues including privacy, discrimination, accommodation and discipline. Agatha serves a variety of clients including private companies and public institutions.

Mari Maimets

Mari advises both Canadian employers and U.S.-based clients with operations in Canada on matters related to litigation, employment law and human rights. She has extensive experience representing clients in disputes before the courts and administrative tribunals including wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, human rights disputes, disability-related claims, workplace sexual assault claims, and executive compensation claims.

British Columbia Court of Appeal Finds Canada Emergency Response Benefit Not Deductible from Wrongful Dismissal Damages

On November 29, 2022, the British Columbia Court of Appeal released Yates v. Langley Motor Sport Centre Ltd., in which the Court of Appeal ruled that payments received by an employee under the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) should not be deducted from wrongful dismissal damages. The Court of Appeal held that broader policy considerations,…

Nigel McKechnie

Nigel has a keen interest in trial advocacy. He has developed an expertise in the rules of evidence and litigation strategy, and in applying the Rules of Civil Procedure.

British Columbia Supreme Court Finds CERB Amounts Should Be Deducted from Wrongful Dismissal Damages

On May 28, 2021, the British Columbia Supreme Court (Court) released its decision in Hogan v. 1187938 B.C. Ltd., finding that the plaintiff had been constructively dismissed after being temporarily laid off at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic by the defendant, which operated a car dealership (Dealership). The plaintiff was laid off on March…