Discipline and Discharge

March 28, 2023 at
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM PST
This is a virtual event

ZOOM Video Conference | Materials and zoom link will be sent a few days prior to class.

How do you represent a member who has been disciplined? Find out the rules that employers must follow and get up to date information on recent developments. We’ll share practical tips and strategies to assess and present a discipline    grievance.

Facilitators: Carmela Allevato and Karen Segal, Allevato, Quail & Roy
Carmela Allevato has many decades’ experience in the trade union movement as a labour lawyer and as a leader. She was HEU’s first woman Secretary Business Manager in the 1990’s. Throughout her career, she has served as an offer of the BC Federation of Labour, a trustee on the Vancouver School Board and as a labour member on the LRB. After many years as in house legal counsel to unions such as CUPE and the BCTF, Carmela joined her partner Jim Quail to establish Allevato, Quail & Roy, a law firm that practices labour law, energy and utilities regulation and election law. She retired from AQR law in the fall of 2021 but remains associated with the firm as a mentor, trainer and strategic advisor to the firm’s clients. She was   appointed part-time chair of the BC Passenger Transportation Board in October 2020.

Karen Segal is a union-side labour lawyer working at Allevato, Quail & Roy, a progressive union-side firm in East Vancouver. She has experience working as in-house counsel at a large Ontario union as well as working in non-profit human rights and feminist advocacy. Karen has represented unions and union members in many different sectors addressing a wide range of issues, from individual grievances to bargaining-unit wide policy disputes.  Karen is dedicated to progressive social change on behalf of working people and seeks to use her legal skills to advocate for fairness at work. She received her law degree from the University of British Columbia where she received various awards, including for labour relations and advocacy.