Lawyer Profile Detail
AREA OF EXPERTISE
University of British Columbia
British Columbia, 2002
Donovan Plomp* is a partner in our Labour & Employment group in Vancouver. He has appeared as counsel in matters before all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as before the British Columbia Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal and grievance arbitration panels. He also has extensive experience drafting employment contracts restrictive covenant agreements, and other employment related documents, as well as advising on a wide variety of workplace issues including privacy, disability, and the application and interpretation of collective agreements.
Donovan's representative experience includes:
- representing employers in employment related litigation, including wrongful dismissal, human rights, privacy, and departing employee matters;
- representing unionized employers in grievance arbitration and labour relations board proceedings, including discharge, discipline, interpretation of collective agreements, unlawful strike and unfair labour practice complaints;
- advising employers regarding union organizing campaigns and certification and decertification applications;
- advising employers on a wide variety of human resources and labour relations issues, including employee disability and accommodation, attendance management, privacy, human rights and employment policies, and terminations; and
- advising on labour and employment issues in corporate mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations.
Donovan is listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of labour and employment law, and has appeared in this directory consecutively since 2015. He is also listed in the current edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of Workplace Human Rights.
Donovan publishes and presents extensively on labour, employment and human rights legal issues, including for the Canadian Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, and the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, on topics including legal issues in workplace investigations, the duty to accommodate, defending human rights complaints, best practices in terminating employment, aggravated and punitive damages and workplace privacy.
Donovan received a BA (Hons) from the University of Ottawa in 1997, and his LLB from the University of British Columbia in 2000. After graduating from law school, he served as a judicial law clerk with the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 2002.
Donovan is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association. He has served as an executive member and Chair of the BC Employment Law section of the Canadian Bar Association and as an executive member of the National Labour and Employment Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
Donovan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Foundation.
* denotes Law Corporation
Aggravated and Punitive Damages and Related Legal Issues
2013 Labour & Employment Client Conference - British Columbia
8th Pension Law & Litigation
Pensions, Benefits, & Executive Compensation
21st Essential Skills for Pension Committee Members
Personal Content on Work Computers: Can Privacy Be Expected?
2012 Labour & Employment Client Conference — Alberta
2012 Labour & Employment Client Conference — British Columbia
18th Essential Skills for Pension Committee Members
Workplace Peacekeeping: Handling Conflict Between Employees and Dealing with Differences Between Employees and Supervisors
McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Author Cross Border — Navigating Canadian Employment Law Guidebook
Transactions & Cases
Enbridge Inc. completes C$37B acquisition of Spectra Energy Corp
General Electric acquires Bit Stew for C$205 million
Spectra Energy sells NGL business to Plains Midstream Canada
Gryphon Investors Announces Majority Investment in The Original Cakerie
Argo Data Resource completes acquisition of Advanced Software Design
Partnerpedia Solutions completes sale to BMC Software
BC Biomedical Laboratories completes sale to LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services
Spectra Energy completes US$1.49 billion acquisition of Express-Platte Pipeline System
OmniRim Solutions completes sale to Archive Systems
Hitachi expands Its mining business by acquisition of Wenco