Senior Manager Prohibited Action Complaints Lawyer

  • WorkSafeBC
  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Nov 14, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other)

Job Description


WorkSafeBC’s Law and Policy division is seeking a lawyer with at least 7 years’ call (but are open to candidates with more years) with experience in employment law and/or administrative law for the position of Senior Manager Prohibited Action Complaints. The Senior Manager will lead the written hearing process for complaints made under the Workers Compensation Act (“WCA”) related to workplace reprisals for exercising health and safety rights under the WCA.

Consider joining a motivated team of lawyers in Law and Policy who value hard work but prioritize a healthy lifestyle with a focus on work-life balance. WorkSafeBC’s Law and Policy division is a full service legal department that includes both solicitor and litigation practice areas, as well as privacy lawyers and policy lawyers. We are embracing the recent change in the way people live and work, including working at home. We are proud to work for an organization with a mandate to improve the health and safety of workplaces across the province.

What you'll do

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Senior leadership of the lawyers and support staff accountable for the prohibited action complaints hearing process and document disclosure processes
  • Being responsive to and working collaboratively with stakeholders, including the Workers’ Adviser’s Office, the Employers’ Advisers Office and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, to ensure the efficient functioning of the prohibited action complaints process
  • Keeping your legal skills sharp in order to provide legal direction and mentoring to the lawyers holding the written hearings, enabling them to deliver timely, high quality decisions
  • Working to continuously improve service delivery
  • Getting to know WorkSafeBC as an organization as a whole, understanding what we do and what our goals are

Is this a good fit for you?

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has strong skills and experience in employment law and/or administrative decision-making
  • Takes pride in producing a quality legal product
  • Takes an outcome-oriented and problem-solving approach with stakeholders and team members
  • Can interact with management, team members and stakeholders in a confident, professional and objective manner
  • Can work in our Richmond location, in addition to working remotely

Your background and experience:

  • A member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia with a minimum of seven years call.
  • At least five years’ current experience in in the areas of employment law and/or administrative law. Decision-writing experience is an asset.

Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or 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 238,000 registered employers in our province.

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. 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.

If you’re the successful applicant, we’ll be making a conditional offer contingent upon your clearing a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act as your position will require you to interact with potentially vulnerable workers. At the time of offer, you’ll need to provide consent for a criminal record check.

We’re an inclusive and accessible employer, committed to employment equity objectives, and we invite applications from all qualified individuals. Please note that this position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

To apply

Visit our career page at and select See Job Openings to submit a resume and cover letter that details your characteristics, accomplishments, and prior work experience related to the requirements for the position. We can only accept applications submitted through our website.



Practice Area(s)

Employment Law