Jodie Gauthier

Associate

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.

Representative Matters

Jodie has represented clients in matters relating to labour and employment, human rights, employment standards, administrative law, employment insurance and workers’ compensation.

Education

  • Juris Doctor – University of British Columbia, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – University of Alberta, 2006

Bar Locations

  • British Columbia

Associations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Labour, Legal Research and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference (SOGIC) sub-sections

Awards & Rankings

  • Katherine Genevieve MacDougall Memorial Prize, UBC
  • Auriol Gurner Young Memorial Award in Law, UBC

Publications

  • The Significance of Place of Origin and Non-Discrimination in International Employment Relationships - Carol Whittome, Charles Gordon and Jodie Gauthier- (November 24, 2011)
  • We’re All In This Together: Issues in Class and Group Human Rights Complaints - Carol Whittome and Jodie Gauthier - (November 20, 2014)

Speaking Engagements

"Issues in Group and Class Complaints" - The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia - Human Rights 2014 Conference - (November 20, 2014)

“Bringing Up BC: The Negative Impacts of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program on Vulnerable Workers and Proposals for Regional Action” - Conference on Temporary Migrant Workers - Simon Fraser University (October 8, 2015)