Ian Smith is a labour Lawyer, and Partner in the Edmonton office of Miller Thomson. He focuses primarily on labour relations and human rights law.
Ian has advised and represented employers on such matters as certification, revocation and unfair labour practice applications; union organizing campaigns, strikes and picketing; employment standards matters; workplace health and safety; and, human rights issues. He has experience in negotiating and administering collective agreements and representing employers in grievance and interest arbitrations. Ian has appeared before the Alberta Labour Relations Board and all levels of the Alberta courts.
Before entering law, Ian worked for many years as a manager and equity advisor at the University of British Columbia. He has significant experience in harassment, discrimination and disciplinary matters in the workplace, particularly in the College and University setting.
- LL.B., University of Alberta, 2004
- M.A.(L.S.), Simon Fraser University, 1996
- B.F.A., University of British Columbia, 1989
- B.Sc. (Agr.), University of British Columbia, 1989
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Supreme Court Decision Protects Employer's Solicitor-Client Privilege, Labour and Employment Communiqué, July 29, 2008
- Charter Rights Revisited - The Supreme Court Says Collective Bargaining is a Charter Right After All, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Magazine, 2007
- Swabs and Cameras; Privacy Issues for Employers Concerning Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace, Labour and Employment Communiqué - Alberta, Spring 2007