Kirsten Hume Scrimshaw
Memberships & Publications
Founder and Co-Chair, CBABC Workplace Investigations Section
Secretary, CBABC Human Rights Law Subsection
Member, Association of Workplace Investigators
Employment Law Advisory Board, "Practical Law Canada", Thomson Reuters
"An Employer's Guide to Dismissal", Canada Law Book, 2007
"IMPACT Labour Law & Management Practices", Canada Law Book, 2010-2014
Kirsten*, the founder of Ally Workplace Law, has 20 years' experience practising employment and labour law. She has represented employers and employees in both public and private sectors, and has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia.
Kirsten's practice covers a full range of workplace issues, including: discipline; terminations; wrongful and constructive dismissals; human rights issues; disability claims and accommodation; agreement interpretation; and workers' compensation issues (including workplace bullying and harassment).
Working with First Nations and aboriginal agencies, Kirsten has developed a keen understanding of the jursidictional and other issues faced by Councils and boards in their role as employer. She has worked extensively with aboriginal organizations on governance, policies and capacity-building, to enable them to effectively manage their employees.
Kirsten is often called in to give advice and conduct independent investigations as part of her clients' workplace safety obligations. She is the founder and Co-Chair of the CBABC Workplace Investigations Section.
Kirsten also has extensive experience with benefit trusts and specialized medical arbitration boards under collective agreements. She has provided advice to benefit trusts on jurisdiction, fair hearing requirements and arbitral procedure, and has represented both trusts and employers in arbitrations, Labour Relations Board appeals and in the courts.
* Practising through a law corporation.