Gordana Ivanovic is a skilled employment and labour litigation lawyer with extensive experience acting for clients in the manufacturing and energy sectors.
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, oil and gas, leasing, real estate and insurance.
Alberta's Human Rights Tribunal sent a strong warning to employers that behave badly by ordering one of the highest general damages awards in its history.
An overview of a recent Alberta Privacy Commissioner breach notification decision relevant to employee snooping.
An overview of Alberta's Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner 11-Year Report.
An Alberta Court has upheld a termination clause in an employment contract that limited the employee’s notice period to just four weeks.
Alberta's Human Rights Commission has dismissed a complaint alleging that Costco discriminated against a customer who refused to wear a mask or face shield.
This bulletin summarizes the changes to Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Act which took effect on April 1, 2021.
This annual workshop addresses significant legal developments and provides practical advice on responding to employee issues.
Material changes to the Ontario Class Proceedings Act in force October 1, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
As Canada confirms its first cases of the Coronavirus, we remind employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
Alternatives to trials for resolutions when the parties are reasonable and realistic.
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.
In certain circumstances an individual employee who has an alcohol or drug problem may be tested BUT random testing is not automatic.
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
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
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.
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
Alberta Decision a Win for Random Drug & Alcohol Testing (For Now)
In Case You Missed It: Significant Changes to Alberta's Workplace Laws Are Coming
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