Colin Gibson

Colin Gibson

Colin G.M. Gibson is the managing partner at Harris & Company in Vancouver. He practises management-side labour and employment law, human rights, and post-secondary education law.

He can be reached at cgibson@harrisco.com.

Can a manager’s micromanagement be considered bullying and harassment?

There’s a fine line between pressuring employees and actual bullying

Resignation notice: Making it stick

Determining a valid resignation

Micromanagement: Can it be bullying and harassment?

The line between pressuring employees and harassment

Can an employee be required to use vacation during a temporary shutdown?

What are employers’ options if worker has already used vacation time for the year?

Being specific on just cause for dismissal

If an employment agreement has examples of misconduct, can the employer automatically dismiss a misbehaving worker without notice?

When a contract spells out what misconduct warrants dismissal

Getting specific on just cause

Can an employee be required to use vacation during a temporary shutdown?

Temporary shutdown can lead to vacation or temporary layoff

Rules around using a company laptop during an employee’s personal time

Can personal use outside of regular work hours be used as basis for discipline?

Use of a company laptop during personal time: What rules apply?

Privacy issues with work equipment

Moving an employee to a fixed-term contract

Replacing full-time permanent employment with contract