Jennifer S. Russell
Jennifer S. Russell

Jennifer S. Russell

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Jennifer is a partner at Roper Greyell where she practises employment, labour, and human rights law on behalf of public and private sector employers. As a skilled and loyal advocate, Jennifer represents her clients before courts of all jurisdictions in British Columbia and Canada as well as at arbitration and before the Labour Relations Board, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, and the Employment Standards Tribunal. She also has expertise in appellate advocacy and judicial review.

Jennifer employs a client-centered and needs-based approach to her practice. She enjoys collaborating with her clients to develop effective strategies that proactively address workplace issues. She is particularly skilled at investigating and addressing sensitive issues such as bullying and harassment, and litigating complex disputes.

Jennifer is a loyal advocate who partners with her clients to create positive outcomes to workplace disputes

A resourceful problem-solver, Jennifer thrives on challenging cases. She provides her clients with strategic advice regarding all aspects of the employment relationship including hiring and termination, human rights, collective agreement interpretation, discipline, privacy, the purchase and sale of businesses, restrictive covenants and competition issues. She also conducts workplace investigations and represents her clients as their spokesperson during collective bargaining.

Jennifer writes frequently for various publications and is the editor of Roper Greyell’s Information Update.

Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and rascally dog. She also coaches the student team from The University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law at the National Labour Arbitration Competition. She finds it rewarding and inspiring to mentor students and develop them into excellent advocates.

Education

B.A. (Hons), Environmental Sciences and History, Queen’s University
LL.B., University of British Columbia
Diploma, Natural Resources Law, Dr. Andrew R. Thomson Natural Resources Law Program

Year of call

British Columbia, 2005

Publications

Membership / Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association
BC Human Resources Management Association
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)

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