Natalie Cuthill 

Natalie Cuthill

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 236.826.3260
e: natalie.cuthill@mcmillan.ca

overview

Natalie Cuthill is an associate in McMillan’s Advocacy and Employment Group. Natalie practices in the areas of provincial and federal employment, labour, and human rights law, and commercial litigation with a focus on defamation law. 

Natalie regularly advises employers on a multitude of workplace issues including hiring, terminations, workplace accommodation, compliance with privacy legislation, and employment agreements and policies. She also advises companies on various employment law issues in transactions. Natalie has worked on British Columbia arbitration and Labour Relations Board matters, Canada Industrial Relations Board matters, cases in Provincial and Supreme Court, and matters before various other administrative boards and tribunals.

Natalie is a graduate from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and has been with McMillan since joining the firm for summer articles in 2014. Prior to joining the firm Natalie worked at the British Columbia Workers’ Compensation Board as an Intern Review Officer. When not working, Natalie enjoys playing soccer and hiking in the North Shore mountains. 

Representative Matters

  • Advised provincial and federally regulated employers (including public bodies) on various employment, privacy, labour, human rights, workers’ compensation, and transportation matters.
  • Assisted in arbitrations and various matters under the British Columbia, Alberta and Federal labour codes.
  • Conducted various applications in the BC Supreme Court, as well as appeals from Provincial Court.
  • Conducted several trials in the BC Provincial Court

Publications

Significant Changes to British Columbia Employment Standards Act Are Now in Force
BC Employers Take Note: Changes to BC Labour Relations Code Are Now in Force
Changes coming in 2019 for BC employers to Labour Relations Code and Employment Standards Act
Testing for Marijuana: Is it Effective?
HRTO Confirms There is No Absolute Right to Use Medical Marijuana at Work
Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Expansive Protections Against Discrimination Regarding Employment
Saadati v Moorhead: Expert Medical Evidence is Not Required To Successfully Claim Damages for Mental Injury
BC Court of Appeal Confirms Dismissed Employees Do Not Require Expert Evidence to Prove Compensable Mental Injury
Supreme Court of Canada Turns the Other Cheek: Facebook's "Terms and Conditions" – Forum Selection Clause Unenforceable
Saadati v Moorhead: Expert Medical Evidence is Not Required To Successfully Claim Damages for Mental Injury
No Free Accidents: Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Termination of Drug Dependent Employee
Manage the Baby Boom or Bust: Strategies for Dealing with Termination and Retirement of the Aging Workforce
Know your Obligations: Workplace Privacy in BC
Unions Do Not Have a General Right to Notice of Accommodation Requests
Hiring Employees for Startups: the milestone that could turn into a stumbling block
Get Out and Vote: Employer Obligations on B.C. Election Day
Proposed Leave for British Columbia Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence
Mind Your Manner: BC Supreme Court Awards Damages for Mental Distress Arising From Manner of Dismissal and Recognizes Past Service
Should I stay or should I go? BC Supreme Court Stays Wrongful Dismissal Proceeding
Wrongful Quitting: Can Your Employee Suddenly Walk Out the Door?
Employee Can't Have Cake and Eat It Too: Court Strikes Employee's Claims for Lack of Jurisdiction
The Supreme Court of Canada Affirms WCAT is Owed Curial Deference
September is BC Disability Employment Month – Is Your Business Aware of Government Efforts to Create a More Inclusive, Diverse, and Accessible Workforce?
Supreme Court Issues Final Word on Code Protections Against Without Cause Dismissal
Federally Regulated Employers: Policy and Other Requirements for the Prevention of Violence and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
British Columbia Employers: Requirements for the Prevention of Bullying, Harassment and Violence in the Workplace
Administrative Penalties and the Defence of Due Diligence for British Columbia Employers
Dual Reporting and Investigation Requirements for British Columbia Employers
Keeping the Faith: Human Rights Damages Awarded to Unqualified Job Applicant
Equivalency Agreements, Environmental Assessment and Aboriginal Consultation – Implications of Coastal First Nations v. British Columbia (Environment)
It's a "like": Facebook class certification overturned by appeal court
Aboriginal Claims and Standard of Review of the Specific Claims Tribunal: Canada v Kitselas First Nation1
BC Court Takes Laissez-faire Approach to Counsel's Involvement with Expert Reports Compared to Ontario
It's Not Just a "Like": Court Certifies Facebook Class Action

News

Joan Young and Natalie Cuthill discuss Facebook class action in Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada article

Education

  • University of Alberta, JD - 2015
  • McGill University, B.A. - 2012

Practices

business litigation
employment law
employment litigation
employment and labour relations
harassment and discrimination
labour relations
litigation
mediation
product liability
workplace privacy

Industries

healthcare
service industries
transportation
manufacturing, distribution and retail

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Access Pro Bono, volunteer lawyer
  • Advocates’ Society, member
  • Canadian Association of Employment Counsel (CACE), member
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA), member
  • Executive Committee Member, CBA BC Employment Law Section
  • Chartered Professionals in Human Resources, BC & YK, member
  • Vancouver Bar Association, member
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Natalie Cuthill is an associate in McMillan’s Advocacy and Employment Group. Natalie practices in the areas of provincial and federal employment, labour, and human rights law, and commercial litigation with a focus on defamation law. 

Natalie regularly advises employers on a multitude of workplace issues including hiring, terminations, workplace accommodation, compliance with privacy legislation, and employment agreements and policies. She also advises companies on various employment law issues in transactions. Natalie has worked on British Columbia arbitration and Labour Relations Board matters, Canada Industrial Relations Board matters, cases in Provincial and Supreme Court, and matters before various other administrative boards and tribunals.

Natalie is a graduate from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and has been with McMillan since joining the firm for summer articles in 2014. Prior to joining the firm Natalie worked at the British Columbia Workers’ Compensation Board as an Intern Review Officer. When not working, Natalie enjoys playing soccer and hiking in the North Shore mountains. 

  • Advised provincial and federally regulated employers (including public bodies) on various employment, privacy, labour, human rights, workers’ compensation, and transportation matters.
  • Assisted in arbitrations and various matters under the British Columbia, Alberta and Federal labour codes.
  • Conducted various applications in the BC Supreme Court, as well as appeals from Provincial Court.
  • Conducted several trials in the BC Provincial Court
May 2019
BC Employers Take Note: Changes to BC Labour Relations Code Are Now in Force

Employment and Labour Relations Bulletin

October 2018
Testing for Marijuana: Is it Effective?

Employment and Labour Bulletin

September 2017
Saadati v Moorhead: Expert Medical Evidence is Not Required To Successfully Claim Damages for Mental Injury

LexisNexis Labour Notes, No. 1578

June 2017
No Free Accidents: Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Termination of Drug Dependent Employee

Employment and Labour Law Bulletin, Litigation Bulletin

June 2017
Know your Obligations: Workplace Privacy in BC

Employment and Labour Bulletin

May 2017
Get Out and Vote: Employer Obligations on B.C. Election Day

Employment and Labour Relations Bulletin

September 2016
Wrongful Quitting: Can Your Employee Suddenly Walk Out the Door?

Employment and Labour Bulletin

August 2016
The Supreme Court of Canada Affirms WCAT is Owed Curial Deference
Employment and Labour Bulletin
December 2015
It's a "Like": Facebook Class Certification Overturned by Appeal Court
Canadian Privacy Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 1
March 2015
It's Not Just a "Like": Court Certifies Facebook Class Action
Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, Vol. 15, No. 11