Federal Public Sector

Our firm acts for a wide variety of federal public sector employers, including departments and agencies in the core federal public administration, separate agencies, as well as Crown corporations covered by the Canada Labour Code. As a result, we are intimately familiar with the statutes applicable to employment in the federal public sector, including the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, as well as other legislation pertaining to wage restraint and public accountability.

We regularly advise and represent our federal public sector clients on matters relating to:

  • Employment contracts and workplace policies
  • Labour relations issues, including collective bargaining, interest arbitration and grievance arbitration
  • Human rights complaints
  • Occupational health and safety, as well as workplace safety and insurance matters
  • Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board proceedings
  • Applications for judicial review
  • Wrongful dismissal litigation
  • Unjust dismissal complaints under the Canada Labour Code
  • Performance management and terminations
  • Pay equity
  • Access to information and privacy issues
  • Management training

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