||Name: Gabriel M. Somjen QC CPHR
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
1200 WaterFront Centre, 200 Burrard Street
BC V7X 1T2
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Mr. Somjen received his BA in 1969 and his JD in 1974 from the University of Toronto. He was admitted to the bar in British Columbia in 1975.
Gabriel Somjen is a senior counsel in Borden Ladner Gervais' Labour and Employment Group in Vancouver.
Mr. Somjen has, on numerous occasions, published articles and delivered lectures on various topics in labour relations, including mandatory retirement, picketing, collective bargaining, grievances and smoking by-laws and often presides as Chairman in labour arbitrations and mediations.
He has experience in all areas of labour and employment law including:
labour board matters (provincial and federal);
Employment Standards claims;
Human Rights claims;
wrongful dismissal claims;
negotiating and drafting employment contracts;
preventive and proactive advice regarding workplace issues and conflicts; and
mitigation and resolution of workplace conflicts as well as harassment issues.
Memberships & Affiliations:
Mr. Somjen is a member of the Arbitrator's Association of British Columbia and CPHR BC & Yukon. He is the Treasurer of the ADR Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association and is also on the list of arbitrators of the Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau for British Columbia, The British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre and Mediate BC Society.
Practice Commenced: 1975
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