Legal Adjudicative Officer

  • WorkSafeBC
  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun 25, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description


Are you a lawyer with experience in administrative law, employment law, or human rights law? We’re seeking a motivated team player to adjudicate prohibited action complaints filed under the Workers Compensation Act. You will review complaints of workers who consider that a prohibited action has been taken or threatened by an employer in retaliation for raising occupational health and safety concerns. You’ll assess evidence and submissions from parties and render a written decision on whether the complaint succeeds and if a remedy order is warranted.

What you'll do

As legal adjudicative officers you will:

  • Determine whether a worker has met a prima facie case of prohibited action
  • Refer cases to mediation where appropriate
  • Receive submissions from parties, analyze and weigh evidence and make reasoned decisions
  • Provide legal advice to officers and management on matters concerning prohibited action complaints
  • Prepare and present training materials and tools to assist other WorkSafeBC staff who support our area

Is this a good fit for you?

We’re looking for people who can:

  • Assess and weigh evidence and write clear reasoned and timely decisions
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Manage your time and a large caseload effectively in an environment of frequently changing priorities
  • Interpret and interrelate statutes, regulations, policies, and guidelines
  • Work as a team player with multiple departments

Your experience and educational background:

  • A law degree (LLB), and a member of good standing with the Law Society of BC
  • A minimum of three years of recent, related experience as a practicing lawyer

Application requirements:

Please send any additional application materials via email to Talent Team by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the competition.

If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email the HR Testing Accommodation (SM) at the time you submit your application.

Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries and diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.

We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It’s challenging, stimulating, and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.

Our benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.

WorkSafeBC is an inclusive and accessible employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Only those under consideration will be contacted. If you're unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest.

You will be required to successfully meet a criminal record clearance under the Criminal Records Review Act to work with children and/or vulnerable adults.

This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Thank you, in advance, for applying.