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Will Cascadden is a partner in our Labour and Employment Group in Calgary. He advises and represents employers confronted with the tough legal challenges that arise in today’s workplace, including: terminations, labour relations, employee disability, hiring, union certification drives, human rights, collective bargaining, policy development, group dismissals, employment issues in mergers and acquisitions, and all manner of law suits and legal proceedings.

Will represents clients that operate throughout the spectrum of our dynamic western Canadian economy, including: oil and gas companies, oilfield service businesses, utilities, technology firms, manufacturers, financial institutions, government departments, and NPOs.  He represents clients in arbitrations, and before tribunals such as the Labour Relations Boards of Alberta, British Columbia and Canada.  He also appears as counsel before the Superior Courts and Courts of Appeal of Alberta and British Columbia, as well as the Federal Court of Canada.

Will is recognized in Chambers Canada in the area of Employment & Labour and in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of Workplace Human Rights -  Employer.

Will teaches the Employment Law Course at the University of Calgary Law School.  He also regularly instructs on labour and employment law topics for a number of organizations, including the Legal Education Society of Alberta, and the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.  In addition to many legal articles and papers, he has authored several books, including “Strategies for Litigators in Alberta,” “Employment Standards in British Columbia,” and the “Labour Relations Code Practitioner’s Manual.”  In recent years, he has been a director of the Human Resources Association of Calgary, a member of the Mount Royal University Human Resources Advisory Committee, and a member of the National Executive of the Canadian Bar Association Labour and Employment Law Section.

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McCarthy Tétrault delivers integrated business law, tax, real property, labour and employment, and litigation services nationally and globally through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, Québec City and London, UK.
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