Colin Gibson

Colin Gibson

Colin G.M. Gibson is the 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 [email protected].

Home office modifications

Does the employer have to pay for modifications needed because of a disability?

Home office modifications

Employer changes to approved vacation

Can an employer ask an employee to return early?

Employer changes to approved vacation

Harassment complaint substantiated

Is an employer required to separate two employees following a successful harassment complaint?

Harassment complaint substantiated

Employee working remotely from outside the province

Most of our employees are working remotely during the pandemic. Some have asked if they can work from a location outside the province. Is this OK?

Employee working remotely from outside the province

Employee publicly flaunting pandemic safety protocols

If an employee is depicted in social media or news reports engaging in unsafe practices, can the employer ban or discipline them?

Employee publicly flaunting pandemic safety protocols

Termination pay and severance pay

What is the difference between termination pay and severance pay, and are they both required when dismissing an employee?

Termination pay and severance pay

Mitigation obligations during working notice

If an employee is dismissed but asked to work out their notice period, is it reasonable to expect them to look for new work to potentially reduce the notice period?

Mitigation obligations during working notice

Dismissal of probationary employees: What are the rules?

Question: Can an employer truly terminate a probationary employee with no notice?

Dismissal of probationary employees: What are the rules?

Do employees need to give reasonable notice of resignation?

Question: Is there common law reasonable notice for resignation?

Do employees need to give reasonable notice of resignation?

Resignation notice: Making it stick

Determining a valid resignation

Resignation notice: Making it stick