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    Job Title : Legal – Discriminatory Action Complaint Adjudicator - Lawyer
    Company Name : WorkSafeBC
    Job Type : Full Time
    Job Location : Richmond, BC
    Post Date : 2018-08-10
    Close Date : 2018-08-23
    How To Apply: Visit our career page at and select See Job Openings to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website. Thank you, in advance, for applying. Unfortunately, we’re only able to contact those whose applications we will be pursuing further.

    Description :

    Are you a lawyer with experience in administrative law, employment law, or human rights law? We’re seeking a motivated team player to adjudicate discriminatory action complaints filed under the Workers Compensation Act. You will review complaints of workers who consider that discriminatory action has been taken or threatened by an employer in retaliation for raising occupational health and safety concerns. You’ll assess evidence and submissions from parties and render a written decision on whether the complaint succeeds and if a remedy order is warranted.


    What you’ll do

    As discriminatory action complaints investigations legal officer you will:

    • Determine whether a worker has met a prima facie case of discriminatory action
    • Refer cases to mediation where appropriate
    • Receive submissions from parties, analyze and weigh evidence and make reasoned decisions
    • Provide legal advice to investigating officers and management on matters concerning discriminatory action complaints
    • Prepare and present training materials and tools to assist other WorkSafeBC officers and staff who support our area


    Is this a good fit for you?

    We’re looking for someone who can:

    • Assess and weigh evidence and write clear reasoned and timely decisions
    • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
    • Manage your time and a large caseload effectively in an environment of frequently changing priorities
    • Interpret and interrelate statutes, regulations, policies, and guidelines
    • Work as a team player with multiple departments


    Your experience and educational background:

    • A law degree (LLB), and a member of good standing with the Law Society of BC
    • A minimum of three years of recent, related experience as a practicing lawyer


    Who are we?

    At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.3 million workers and 231,000 registered employers in our province.


    What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

    It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.


    Our benefits

    Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. We value hard work but also understand the need for a healthy lifestyle. Your total compensation package includes vacation (along with the ability to opt for additional time off), optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your defined benefit and pension plan. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.


    If you’re the successful applicant, we’ll be making a conditional offer contingent upon your clearing a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act. At the time of offer, you’ll need to provide consent for a criminal record check. Once we receive clearance, we’ll confirm your offer of employment.


    We’re an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that this position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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