Amy-Lynn Kosick is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office. Her practice focuses on the management side of labour and employment law, including wrongful dismissal, labour relations, occupational health and safety, privacy, human rights, employment standards, and workers' compensation.
Amy-Lynn advises employer clients with respect to all aspects of the employment relationship for both non-unionized and unionized employers. She drafts and provides practical advice on employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, workplace policies, as well as non-competition and non-solicitation provisions. She has also conducted numerous internal investigations for employers involving workplace safety issues and human rights legislation.
On the corporate law side of her practice, Amy-Lynn handles labour and employment matters in transactions, including mergers and sales, acquisitions, and reorganizations.
Amy-Lynn has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Provincial Court of Alberta, and the Labour Relations, Arbitration, and Workers' Compensation Boards of Alberta.
Amy-Lynn's experience includes:
- Co-chairing the wrongful dismissal trial for an employer involving sexual harassment
- Successfully running a labour arbitration for an employer client involving breach of safety rules and dishonesty
- Representing an employer client in a multi-million dollar wrongful dismissal action involving violation of a workplace computer policy
- Representing an employer in an executive wrongful dismissal litigation involving incompetence and insubordination
- Successfully representing employers in human rights complaints, employment standards disputes and workers' compensation appeals
- Successfully obtaining summary judgement on restrictive covenant enforceability issue
- Conducting training seminars for employees and managers within organizations on termination procedures, investigations, employment standards, workers' compensation and the duty to accommodate
- Pursuing remedies for employers in relation to employee theft and fraud
- Advising clients in privacy law, including drafting privacy policies and assisting clients in responding to privacy complaints and access to information requests