Gabrielle is a founding partner* of Roper Greyell and a trusted legal advisor to her clients, many of whom she has acted for throughout her career. Her clients include public and private sector organizations in the municipal, retail, transportation and manufacturing fields, in unionized and non-union environments.
Gabrielle’s clients rely on her proactive and practical approach to problem solving and her thoughtful strategic advice, both in resolving and litigating workplace issues
As an advocate, Gabrielle is a skilled and articulate lawyer for her clients in grievance arbitrations, court actions and labour board matters. A significant part of Gabrielle’s practice involves advising and appearing as counsel on employment related human rights issues such as complaints of age, gender and disability discrimination in the workplace.
Gabrielle also conducts investigations and provides training on a wide range of legal issues which arise in the modern workplace, including attendance and disability management, the use of technology/social media and privacy. Through training and education Gabrielle provides her clients with an understanding of best practices and equips them to identify and address issues as they arise.
Outside the office Gabrielle enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and connecting with nature, especially in the Southern Gulf Islands and other far flung places.
LL.B, University of British Columbia
Year of call
British Columbia, 1994
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Cancer Patient’s Employment Goes Up In Smoke After Tribunal Dismisses complaint Alleging Discrimination for Marijuana Use on the Job: French v. Selkin Logging Ltd., 2015 BCHRT 101 (Blasina)
BC Human Rights Tribunal Rules Exclusion from Disability Benefits and Mandatory Retirement Not Discriminatory
Be Thorough, Thoughtful and Careful in the Accommodation Process: Rajigadu v. University of British Columbia (No. 3), 2014 BCHRT 157 (McCreary)
COVID-19 Update – Federal Assistance for Students
Membership / Affiliations
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Canadian Bar Association
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources BC & Yukon
Listings / Rankings
Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014-2023 (Employment and Labour Law)
Best Lawyers Global Business Edition, 2020 (Employment and Labour Law)
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2017-2023, Repeatedly Recommended for “Employment Law – Employer”, and Consistently Recommended for “Workplace Human Rights – Employer”
Chambers Canada, 2021-2023