Veronica was extremely helpful in resolving a stressful situation. She was able to quickly review and respond to a deadline imposed on us by a claimant. She clearly communicated our options, and advised on a course of action that resulted in the matter being resolved quickly. Veronica’s assessment and understanding of the situation was invaluable.

Managing Principal
Architecture Firm

She brings exactly what we need in terms of knowledge, litigation experience and expertise. I have appreciated her willingness to dive right in with us and get things done.

Owner

Professional Background

Veronica Rossos is a Partner and a member of the Workplace, Insurance and Litigation Law Groups.  She has extensive experience assisting clients on all workplace, employment and labour relations issues including:

  • drafting and implementing privacy policies
  • advising clients on issues of privacy compliance with third party service providers
  • discipline and dismissals
  • drafting employment contracts and policies
  • advising on human rights issues and the application and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements

Veronica also has significant experience representing clients in a variety of commercial disputes.

She has appeared as counsel in matters before the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the BC Employment Standards Tribunal and the Supreme Court of BC.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Toronto: 1998
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Windsor: 2002
  • Called to the Ontario Bar: 2003
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 2005

Rankings + Recognitions

  • Named as a Finalist in the Lexpert Rising Star Awards in 2016.
  • Recognised by Lexpert as a ‘Leading Litigation Lawyer’ in Canada in 2017

Memberships

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, BC Human Resources Management Association
  • Secretary on the executive, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association

Publications

  • The Blurred Line: Off-Duty Conduct and Employee Sanctions
  • Accommodating Employees’ Child Care Needs in the Workplace
  • Workers Compensation and Workplace Stress
  • Cloud Computing and Privacy from an Employer’s Perspective
  • Technology and Privacy: Preparing for Life in the Clouds
  • Oppression Remedies in The Employment Relationship
  • Privacy and Employees’ Personal Information
  • Independent, Dependent or Employee — How Would You Describe Your Contractor?
  • Avoiding Liability in the Workplace
  • SCC Clarifies Ambiguities in Employment Agreements
  • The Innocent Co-Insured
  • Client Alert – Honda v. Keays
  • Client Alert – Not so “independent” – some contractors are entitled to reasonable notice period
  • Quirky Issues in the Employment Standards Act
  • Restrictive Covenants: How Do Companies Protect Themselves from Departing Employees?
  • Construction Workers and the Employment Standards Act

Presentations

  • Mentor, Round Table Mentoring Discussions, Women in Litigation Symposium.