Legal Counsel - Manager, Prohibited Action Hearings

Posting Date:
Aug 05, 2022
Area of Law:
administrative law and/or employment law
Position Type:
Permanent, Full Time
4 to 6 years of experience



Legal Counsel - Manager, Prohibited Action Hearings

Reference: 037199

Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Location: Richmond, BC

WorkSafeBC's Legal Services department is seeking a lawyer with 4 to 6 years of experience (but are open to candidates with more years) in administrative law and/or employment law for the position of Manager, Prohibited Action Hearings. The Manager is responsible for managing the written hearing process for complaints made under the Workers Compensation Act ("WCA") related to workplace reprisals for exercising health and safety rights under the WCA.

Consider joining a motivated team of lawyers who value hard work while prioritizing a healthy lifestyle with a strong focus on work-life balance.  WorkSafeBC's Legal Services is a full service legal department that includes both solicitor and litigation practice areas, as well as privacy lawyers and policy lawyers.  We are embracing the recent change in the way people live and work, including working at home part of the week.  We are proud to work for an organization with a mandate to improve the health and safety of workplaces across the province.

As the Manager, Prohibited Action Hearings you will:

  • Lead a team of legal counsel and support staff accountable for the prohibited action complaints hearing process
  • Be responsive to and work collaboratively with stakeholders, including the Workers' Adviser's Office, the Employers' Advisers Office and the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal, to ensure the efficient functioning of the prohibited action complaints process
  • Keep your legal skills sharp and providing legal direction to legal counsel and support staff to ensure the written hearing process for prohibited action complaints is sound
  • Work to continuously improve service delivery
  • Get to know WorkSafeBC as an organization as a whole, understanding what we do and what our goals are

We're looking for someone who can:

  • Demonstrate strong skills and experience in employment law and/or administrative decision-making
  • Constantly strive to grow and develop as a lawyer, and takes pride in producing a quality legal product
  • Take an outcome-oriented and problem-solving approach with stakeholders and team members
  • Interact with management, team members, and stakeholders in a confident, professional and objective manner
  • Work in our Richmond location, in addition to working remotely

Your experience and background:

  • A member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia
  • 4 to 6 years of experience in administrative law and/or employment law
  • Prior leadership or management/supervisory experience is an asset

Application requirements:

In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position.

You must submit your application by 4:30pm on the closing date of the competition.

If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email HR Testing Accommodation (SM) at the time you submit your application.

Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We're honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.

WorkSafeBC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In implementing the policy, WorkSafeBC will consider its obligations to accommodate those staff who are unable to be vaccinated.

We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.

Our benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. We also offer continuous learning opportunities, leadership development programs, and tuition reimbursement to make your career at WorkSafeBC rewarding. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life.

WorkSafeBC has adopted a hybrid model offering opportunities to work remotely and onsite based on the operational needs of the position.

Learn more about what we offer.

If you're the successful applicant, we'll be making a conditional offer contingent upon your clearing a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act. At the time of offer, you'll need to provide consent for a criminal record check. Once we receive clearance, we'll confirm your offer of employment.

This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Thank you, in advance, for applying.

Please apply online.


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