Stephen Torscher provides trusted advice to clients on a wide range of labour and employment issues. His practice covers all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring to firing.

Stephen advises clients on a range of human resources matters including employment contracts, workplace policies, grievances and arbitration, employee discipline, and terminations. He has also provided strategic advice to vendors and purchasers of businesses in Alberta in order to manage transactional employee issues. Stephen acts as counsel in litigation concerning wrongful dismissal, human rights, employment standards, and labour arbitrations.

Stephen’s counsel on employment relationships includes the following:

Employment agreements and policies: Stephen assists with creating employment agreements for all levels of employees from entry level to executive as well as developing respectful workplace, progressive discipline, and other workplace policies.

Employee grievances and discipline: Stephen can help with arbitrations, grievances, employment standards complaints, human rights complaints, and progressive discipline.

Termination: Stephen advises on just cause dismissals, without cause terminations, severance packages, and defending wrongful dismissal allegations.

Stephen has a broad range of experience in other areas of litigation including health law, creditors’ rights, professional negligence law, foreclosure, and Aboriginal law and has appeared in all levels of court in Alberta and the Federal Court of Canada.

Stephen has presented lectures and seminars on a variety of employment-law issues and is an editor of the Miller Thomson Labour and Employment Law Blog.

During his studies at the University of Calgary, Stephen worked for Citizenship and Immigration Canada as an immigration officer at ports of entry in Coutts, Alberta and the Calgary International Airport.