Christopher McHardy > McCarthy Tétrault > Vancouver, Canada > Lawyer Profile

McCarthy Tétrault
745 Thurlow Street
Suite 2400
Vancouver BC V6E 0C5

Work Department

Employment & Labour


Partner in our Labour & Employment Group in Vancouver. Advises employers on a broad range of provincial and federal workplace issues relating to labour, employment, human rights, privacy and immigration law. Regularly advises US, UK, Australian, Chinese and other offshore clients in connection with establishing business operations in British Columbia. Also advises on and negotiates labour and employment issues in corporate mergers, acquisitions and outsourcing, including executive employment agreements. Regularly represents management in collective bargaining, negotiations, investigations, mediations, arbitrations, administrative hearings and in court. Appeared as counsel in matters before all levels of court in British Columbia, the BC Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the BC Employment Standards Tribunal, the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal and provincial and federal grievance arbitration panels. Publishes and presents extensively on labour, employment, human rights, privacy and immigration issues in the workplace.


BComm (Hons), 1997, and LLB, 2000, from the University of British Columbia. British Columbia Bar, 2001. Adjunct Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law (UBC).


Member, Canadian Bar Association and Law Society of British Columbia.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Labour and employment

McCarthy Tétrault‘s labour and employment practice brings to bear the full weight of its national offering. A dominant Ontario practice combines with an increasingly prominent Alberta team, together with well-staffed platforms in Quebec and BC, to provide extensive Canadian coverage of contentious and non-contentious labour and employment issues. In Toronto, national department head Tim Lawson is recognized for his broad practice, which has an emphasis on representing major clients in the energy, financial services, transport, retail and construction sectors. Other key names in Toronto include Toronto practice lead Sunil Kapur and Kate McNeill-Keller. In Calgary, Shana Wolch is a ‘highly intelligent and responsive lawyer‘, while rising star associate Justin Turc is a ‘trusted resource‘. In Montreal, André Baril is a go-to labour and employment specialist. Christopher McHardy is a key contact in Vancouver.