Natasha Jategaonkar authored article for Ius Laboris entitled Fashion Crimes and Misdemeanours: What to Avoid When Introducing a Workplace Dress Code in Canada.
Law Society of British Columbia
McGill University, B.Sc. (Hons.)
Queen’s University, M.Sc.
University of British Columbia, J.D.
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association - BC Branch
South Asian Bar Association of BC
Women in Occupational Health and Safety Society
Natasha is an Associate in our Vancouver office, currently practicing in all areas of workplace law. Natasha provides practical and strategic advice to employers and their management. She has regularly represented employers before labour relations boards, human rights tribunals, and boards of arbitration. She also advises employers on workplace issues such as employment standards, collective bargaining, workplace investigations, discipline and discharge, and employee accommodation.
Natasha focuses on finding a solution that will work and aims to prevent further problems down the road where possible. She is experienced in a wide variety of industries and sectors, and works closely with clients to get to know their unique businesses and potential issues. Before entering law school, Natasha completed a Master’s Degree in health sciences and worked for seven years as an epidemiologist and researcher. She finds this experience useful when assisting clients in related fields or in addressing particular workplace issues.
Representative experienceApril 2018
Arbitrator dismisses grievances relating to the operation of new hi-tech equipment within a distribution warehouse, finding the operation of the equipment was not bargaining unit work – Counsel Keith Murray and Natasha Jategaonkar
Natasha Jategaonkar participated in a panel discussion at the Human Resources Director Employment Law Masterclass 2019 in Vancouver, BC.
Natasha Jategaonkar presented to the Kootenay Rockies Tourism Industry Conference in Cranbrook, BC.
Natasha Jategaonkar and Cameron Wardell delivered a presentation to the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Whistler, BC.
Natasha Jategaonkar and Michael Vos presented to the Community Social Services Employers Association of BC
Natasha Jategaonkar and Ryan Anderson presented at the HRMA Conference, Kelowna, BC.
The Act provides that most federally-regulated employers with 10 or more employees in 2021 will have 3 years from January 1, 2022, to develop a pay equity plan for the workplace.Read more
More than double the highest-ever payment to a complainant for injury to dignity, $176,000 in general damages as part of an award in which the total damages approach $1,000,000.Read more
An outline of requirements and considerations for implementation of a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, should an employer deem one necessary for their workplace.Read more
The BC Ministry of Labour announced a new program designed to expedite the variance application process for employers seeking to extend COVID-19 related layoffs as they struggle to remain in business in the face of the ongoing pandemic.Read more
You Have a COVID-19 Case! Best Practices for Employers to Manage Reports of Suspected Cases and Outbreaks
Based on our experience to date, available legislation, and public health guidance, we recommend the following step-by-step analysis and process.Read more
Articles and papersAugust 21, 2019
Natasha Jategaonkar authored an article entitled “Significant changes to British Columbia Labour Relations Code and Employment Standards Act”, which was published by Ius Laboris onlineMay 21, 2019
Natasha Jategaonkar, Mark Bout and Cameron Wardell co-authored a paper entitled “Case Law Update 2019: That Old Chestnut” for the CLEBC Employment Law ConferenceMay 7, 2019
Natasha Jategaonkar authored an article entitled “Workplace monitoring: Key principles and best practices for employers”, which was published by Ius Laboris onlineSeptember 23, 2016
Natasha Jategaonkar and Keith J. Murray co-authored a paper entitled “Recent Developments in British Columbia Labour & Employment Law” for the 13th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers