Brandon Hillis

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Brandon is a partner at Roper Greyell where he practises in all areas of labour, employment and human rights law in the workplace.

Brandon uses his technical knowledge of workplace law and general labour law to find the best strategies for his clients. Clients enjoy working with Brandon for his ability to present all the options and evaluate them with a reasoned approach. He has represented employers in workplace arbitrations, collective agreement disputes and human rights grievances.

Brandon excels in quickly evaluating different perspectives and delivering creative solutions

Brandon’s unique past job experiences allow him to think holistically about the challenges that many employers and employees face. The combination of Brandon’s past experience as a labourer in a lumber mill and his years as a workplace lawyer, means Brandon excels in quickly evaluating different perspectives and delivering creative solutions. This broad outlook serves him well when drafting employment agreements and workplace policies and during grievance arbitrations.

Often sharing his expertise, Brandon also writes for publications such as Canadian HR Reporter, Business in Vancouver and The Lawyers’ Daily on topics related to labour, employment and human rights law.

Brandon spends the hockey and baseball seasons cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. In between games, he (semi-successfully) runs marathons and works on improving his limited snowboarding and golfing skills.

Education

B.A. (Hons), Political Science, University of Victoria
LL.B., Dalhousie University

Year of call

British Columbia, 2012
Northwest Territories, 2019

Publications

Campbell River Test Affirmed Once Again: It is the Test in BC When Determining Entitlement to Accommodation on the Basis of Family Status

Employee Reinstated Despite “Ongoing Pattern of Disrespect” for Employer’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Arbitration Decision Confirms that Seniority Rights are Contractual, not Inherent

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal Confirms No Family Status Discrimination When Employee is Required to Travel to Work: The End of the Suen v. Envirocon Environmental Services Saga

Employer Obligations on General Voting Day: 2020 Provincial General Election

COVID-19 Update – March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update – March 26, 2020 – Federal Bulletin

COVID-19 Update – March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update – March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update – March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update – March 18, 2020

Employer Obligations on Election Day

The Benefits Of Proactive Responses To Complaints Of Workplace Discrimination: Lessons From The Alberta Human Rights Commission

An Employer’s Duty to Provide a Discrimination-Free Workplace

Termination for Failure to Comply with Attendance Policy Not Discriminatory

The Significant (and Avoidable) Costs of a Poorly Run Workplace Investigation

The Duty to Accommodate Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

The Importance of Conducting Fair Workplace Investigations

Reducing Exposure to Aggravated Damages: Lessons from Dhatt v. Kal Tire Ltd.

Nobody Cares About Your (Unilateral) Life Plans: Lessons From the Great White North

Refusal of Work Not For Safety Reasons: Discharge For Just and Reasonable Cause Upheld

Employee’s Damages Owed to Former Employer Significantly Reduced

Membership / Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR)
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)