Carolyn MacEachern, a partner with Young, Anderson, graduated from UBC law school in 1997. Carolyn advises local government clients on all areas of law relating to the workplace, including general labour relations, collective agreement interpretation and negotiations, grievances, wrongful dismissal, employment standards, human rights, harassment, workers’ compensation, sick leave and disability, and employment policies. She also regularly advises clients on freedom of information and protection of privacy matters.
Carolyn appreciates the unique labour and employment context in which local governments operate given both political and community demands. She assists clients in crafting solutions that make sense for their particular community. Carolyn always tries to find pro-active resolutions to labour, employment and human rights issues that are cost effective and avoid unnecessary litigation and conflict.
Carolyn has represented clients in matters before the courts, as well as labour arbitrators, the Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal, the Workers’ Compensation Board, the Employment Standards Tribunal, and the Information and Protection of Privacy Commissioner. She also conducts collective bargaining negotiations for local governments.
Carolyn has written papers and conducted seminars on various labour, employment, human rights and freedom of information and protection of privacy matters. She has spoken at many LGMA chapter meetings on labour and employment law issues affecting local governments. She is a frequent contributor to and speaker for The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. She also regularly teaches the labour and employment law component of the Capilano University Local Government Administration Certificate Program.
Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family and tries to fit in running, hiking and snowboarding when she can.