Dianne Rideout regularly advises domestic and international clients in all aspects of the employment relationship, including provincial and federal employment law, hiring, discipline, termination, human rights, wrongful and constructive dismissals, and other employment related litigation. Dianne regularly acts for vendors and purchasers in connection with employment and labour implications arising from complex corporate transactions.
An experienced litigation lawyer, Dianne has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. She also represents clients at administrative hearings before the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, the Employment Standards Tribunal and the Human Rights Tribunal.
Dianne has also developed extensive experience in occupational health and safety law, providing day-to-day counsel on health and safety regulatory compliance; and guidance on reprisal complaints, workplace investigations, and serious and fatal incidents.
Adept at building strong relationships with clients, Dianne is also known for her composed courtroom demeanor. She is a regular contributor to the firm’s mentorship initiatives.
British Columbia Reinstates Facemasks in Indoor Public Settings
New Public Health Order will require proof of vaccination for British Columbians to attend certain events, services and businesses.
The Human Rights Tribunal dismisses another discrimination complaint relating to a refusal to wear a face mask in a store.
The Government of Canada and British Columbia's Public Health Officer announced mandatory vaccinations for certain workers.
On June 17, 2021, the BC Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonny Henry, issued a statement to employers on transitioning from COVID-19 Safety Plans to Communicable
BC Supreme Court for the first time considers whether CERB payments would constitute mitigation earnings in the context of a wrongful dismissal.
The British Columbia government has announced proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act to provide for paid sick leave.
McMillan’s Vancouver Labour and Employment Group is proud to launch it’s first ever Breakfast Series covering key employment and human rights issues!
Bill 3 entitles BC employees to paid leave for up to 3 hours for each COVID-19 vaccination.
A new Ministerial Order was made public today that restricts non-essential travel between three Regions in the Province. These restrictions will remain in effect.
The British Columbia government has proposed an amendment to the Employment Standards Act to permit employees to take paid leave to get vaccinated.
Effective April 12, 2021, health authorities will have the power to order the temporary closure of businesses as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace
The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has dismissed another complaint relating to a refusal to wear a mask based on religious belief and employment.
New job-protected leave announced for British Columbia employees to get vaccinated.
The BC Human Rights Tribunal has issued its first decision relating to discrimination in the context of mandated mask policies.
This article provides an overview of the legal issues employers need to consider when implementing remote working in Canada.
Employees in British Columbia may soon be entitled to paid time off work to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.
While mass vaccination hasn’t arrived, employers are already wrestling with what the rules should be as we start to return to a new normal.
There are vaccines, and there will be (at some point) enough for everyone in Canada to receive it. But what happens if your employees refuse to be vaccinated?
This annual workshop addresses significant legal developments and provides practical advice on responding to employee issues.
Matthews v Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd. recently set a very high bar for employers seeking to limit an employee's
common law right to bonus payments
As COVID-19 restrictions begin to loosen in some jurisdictions, employers must consider the return to work process and what that entails.
This webinar is designed to provide clarity on a range of employment law topics and cover up to the minute government programs.
The Government of BC announced today the following important changes to the Employment Standards Act in response to the COVID-19 emergency:
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