Graeme McFarlane

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Graeme is a founding partner* at Roper Greyell where he provides strategic and practical advice to employers on labour, employment and human rights issues in the workplace.

Before he was a lawyer, Graeme was a labour relations expert for several national companies — he brings a client’s perspective and concerns to legal challenges. His clients are varied and represent the rich diversity of businesses in British Columbia, which creates an interesting and challenging work environment for him to develop strategic results and practical solutions.

Graeme has guided employers through extremely complicated employment cases, achieving their strategic objectives using sound judgement and exceptional advocacy skills

Graeme guides employers through intricate employment issues including those related to executive compensation, restrictive covenants, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses, stock options and remuneration, benefits, protection of goodwill and protection of reputation.

Adjudicators, mediators and clients often compliment Graeme for some of the best briefs and opening statements they have encountered. Not afraid to litigate when the time is right, he knows what it takes to create a path that will provide employers the platform on which they can make the correct business decision.

In addition, Graeme assists employers with equity incentive programs, termination strategies, wrongful dismissal, performance management, progressive discipline, union terminations, managing medical information, duty to accommodate, injunctions, court advocacy and mediation and collective agreement grievance arbitration. Graeme has appeared before courts of all jurisdictions in British Columbia as well as before the Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal, and the Employment Standards Tribunal.

Outside of the office, Graeme can be found chasing a small plastic ball around a golf course, sampling a nice bottle of wine, or enjoying BC’s mountain vistas on skis.

*Law corporation