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Law Society of British Columbia
Law Society of Saskatchewan
University of British Columbia, B.H.K.
University of British Columbia, LL.B.
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association - BC Branch
Working out of our Vancouver office, Grady assists employers in both labour and employment matters. He also regularly responds to human rights issues and complaints, represents management at the bargaining table, and advises on workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety matters.
Grady provides practical advice and creative solutions to his clients, drawing on his experience to recognize the difference between matters requiring litigation and those that are best resolved. He is called to the bar in BC and Saskatchewan, and provides advice and representation to clients in all Western Canadian Provinces in a wide variety of industries.
Grady is a former adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, where he taught Employment Law for several years, and is the author of the Labour Law section of the Lexis Practice Advisor. Grady has also been recognized by Chambers Canada, an international ranking publication, as a leading labour and employment lawyer.
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Representative experienceFebruary 2021
Counsel for healthcare and support services employers in multiple rounds of collective bargainingJanuary 2021
Acted for production facility in WorkSafeBC proceedings; all claims dismissedJanuary 2021
Counsel for security contractor before Canadian International Trade Tribunal in successful defence of bid awardNovember 2020
Counsel at Labour Relations Board in relation to numerous applications for union certification in healthcare industryNovember 2020
Successfully defended union challenge to participation of certain employees in union certification voteAugust 2020
Acted for manufacturer in multi-jurisdictional wrongful dismissal litigation (Alberta and Saskatchewan)April 2020
Counsel at arbitration for a grocer, resulting in dismissal of a probationary termination grievanceFebruary 2020
Counsel for University in grievance arbitration relating to long-term accommodation disputeNovember 2019
Counsel for healthcare employer in successful defence of wrongful dismissal claimNovember 2019
Successful defence of Employment Standards complaint challenging termination for just causeSeptember 2019
Successful counsel at arbitration for employer defending termination of employee for just causeAugust 2019
Counsel for construction employer in decertification proceedings before Labour Relations BoardAugust 2019
Acted for employer in review of arbitration award by Labour Relations BoardAugust 2019
Obtained transfer of civil proceedings for employer sued out of provinceMarch 2019
Obtained dismissal of grievance on preliminary application based on union delayDecember 2018
Counsel for healthcare employer, successfully defending discriminatory action complaintDecember 2018
Acted for a University at arbitration, obtaining preliminary dismissal based on union delay in pursuing grievance to arbitrationJune 2018
Counsel at arbitration for a poultry processor, resulting in dismissal of a grievanceApril 2018
Chief spokesperson for a food manufacturer in collective bargaining and mediation, resulting in a lengthy renewal of a collective agreementApril 2018
Acted for a janitorial service provider in union certification proceedings, successfully having application dismissed as unlawfulApril 2018
Chief spokesperson for a health care services provider in bargaining, successfully negotiating a first collective agreementJanuary 2018
Represented a security provider in first contract arbitrationDecember 2017
Acted for a healthcare service provider at arbitration, resulting in dismissal of an collective agreement interpretation grievanceNovember 2017
Represented a large equipment rental company in relation to a human rights complaint, obtaining a decision dismissing the complaint without a hearingAugust 2017
Successfully defended a union certification application on the basis the matter had become moot following the loss of a contractMay 2017
Acted for a food production company at arbitration relating to collective agreement interpretation, with the grievance ultimately being dismissedMarch 2017
Counsel for janitorial employer before the Labour Relations Board in response to union organizing drive and unfair labour practice allegations
Industry recognitionChambers Canada
“Rising Star” in Labour and Employment Law
CLE Employment Law Conference, 2020
Montridge Advisory Group
The Latest Happenings in Discipline and Discharge in the Construction Industry: What You Need to Know
4th Biennial Western Construction Labour Relations Forum
CLE Employment Law Conference, 2018
Lancaster House Audio Conference
CLE Employment Law Conference, 2017