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Gordana Ivanovic is a skilled employment and labour litigation lawyer with extensive experience acting for clients in the manufacturing sector.

Involved in all aspects of litigation, including alternate dispute resolution, Gordana has acted as co-counsel or lead counsel in various trials. She routinely assists employers with matters involving wrongful dismissal, employment contracts, terminations and employment standards. Gordana prepares documents for all levels of court in Alberta and appears regularly before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.

Prior to joining McMillan, Gordana spent many years at a civil litigation firm where she gained extensive experience litigating in the areas of corporate and commercial law, contracts, employment and labour disputes, natural resources, leasing, real estate and insurance.



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Directorships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation Subsection – Chair

Education & Admissions

2006
Called to the Alberta bar
2004
LLBUniversity of Alberta
1999
B.Sc. (Chemistry) and BA (Sociology)University of Winnipeg

Insights by Gordana Ivanovic (16 Posts)

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Changes to Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Act Take Effect

This bulletin summarizes the changes to Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Act which took effect on April 1, 2021.

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Apr 8, 2021
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McMillan’s Employment and Labour Webinar

This annual workshop addresses significant legal developments and provides practical advice on responding to employee issues.

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November 10, 2020 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
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Coming Soon: Significant Changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code

Material changes to the Ontario Class Proceedings Act in force October 1, 2020.

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Oct 2, 2020
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Alberta Court of Appeal Uses Blue Pencil to Save Non-Compete

Alberta's Court of Appeal has applied the seldom-used "blue pencil" doctrine in order to save a non-competition covenant from being struck down.

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Sep 5, 2020
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COVID-19: Alberta Government Announces List of Essential Services

Alberta's Government has published lists of essential services and non-essential places of business not permitted to
offer or provide services to the public.

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Mar 29, 2020
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The “Fix” Is In: Alberta Employee Awarded 34.5 Months’ Damages for Breach of Contract

A recent decision by Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench is the latest warning to employers about the dangers of
fixed-term employment arrangements.

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Feb 21, 2020
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Stop the Spread: What Employers Need to Know About Coronavirus in the Workplace

As Canada confirms its first cases of the Coronavirus, we remind employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

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Jan 29, 2020
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When is Mediation Mandatory? A Comparative Analysis of Mandatory Mediation Across Canada

Alternatives to trials for resolutions when the parties are reasonable and realistic.

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Oct 29, 2019
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Weighing Your Options? Reasonable Notice Means Weighing Your Evidence, Count Summary Judgment Out 

Coffey v Nine Energy Canada Inc. confirms that summary judgment is not appropriate to decide an assessment of damages for pay in lieu of reasonable notice.

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Dec 5, 2018
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Can we Implement Random Cannabis Drug Testing?

In certain circumstances an individual employee who has an alcohol or drug problem may be tested BUT random testing is not automatic.

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Oct 11, 2018
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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Appeal

On June 1 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada granted Suncor a third (but not final) win in the ongoing dispute between Suncor and Unifor Local 707A

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Jun 15, 2018
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Alberta Court of Appeal confirms ambiguous termination provisions should be interpreted in favour of employees

A decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal provides clear reminder to employers who wish to contractually limit termination notice or pay in lieu to the statutory employment standards minimum

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Feb 28, 2018
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Taking Stock of Alberta’s New Employment Standards

In June 2017 the Alberta Government made changes to the Employment Standards Code by passing the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act. Changes came into force January 1 2018.

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Feb 18, 2018
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Alberta Bill 30: Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act on the Horizon

The revised OHSA imposes positive duty on employers and supervisors to ensure that no workers are subject to or participate in harassment or violence at the work site

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Jan 2, 2018
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Alberta Decision a Win for Random Drug & Alcohol Testing (For Now)

Alberta Decision a Win for Random Drug & Alcohol Testing (For Now)

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Nov 6, 2017
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In Case You Missed It: Significant Changes to Alberta’s Workplace Laws Are Coming

In Case You Missed It: Significant Changes to Alberta's Workplace Laws Are Coming

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Aug 8, 2017