Background & Experience
Jodie Gauthier represents predominantly union clients in the areas of labour, human rights, employment standards and workers’ compensation. She has also provided legal representation to workers engaged in work in Canada through the temporary foreign worker program. Jodie is focused on labour, immigration and human rights law, and in how these areas of law intersect. She has represented clients before various administrative tribunals, in labour arbitrations and at the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Upon receiving her degree, Jodie articled with a non-profit social justice law firm in Vancouver where she assisted clients with poverty law issues and workers who had experienced mistreatment by their employers. During her articles Jodie completed a one-month secondment with Koskie Glavin Gordon and joined the firm permanently in the fall of 2011.
Jodie is currently a Co-Chair on the board of the Vancouver Association for the Survivors of Torture (VAST) and participates in the BC Employment Standards Coalition. She has previously volunteered with such organizations as West Coast LEAF and Pivot Legal Society, and while a student at UBC law completed a summer placement with a community organization that provided legal advice and assistance to farmworkers working in the Fraser Valley.