Amy-Lynn Kosick Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2020 - British Columbia

Year of Call: 2012 - Alberta

Primary phone: +1 403-298-1875

Fax: +1 403-695-3474


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Primary office:  Calgary

Amy-Lynn Kosick

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 King'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

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2020

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, British Columbia
  • 2012

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Alberta
  • 2011

    • Education
      University of Alberta, LLB
  • 2007

    • Education
      University of Victoria, BA (Distinction)
  • Co-Author, "What Other Forms of Statutory Leave May Apply to COVID-19," 2020
  • Co-Speaker, "Occupational Health and Safety Due Diligence Seminar" (with Maxwell Brunette and Alison Gray), Vancouver, BC, 2020
  • Co-Speaker, "Constructive Dismissal in 2020: Achieving 2020 Hindsight" (with Johnathan Lam), Vancouver, BC, 2020
  • Co-Speaker, "Employment and Labour Update: #Metoo – Sexual Harassment in the Workplace", Calgary, Alberta, 2018
  • Co-Speaker, "Federal Employment Law," Calgary, Alberta, 2018
  • Co-Speaker, "Harassment and Internal Investigations," Calgary, Alberta, 2017
  • Co-Speaker, Bow Valley College, "Employment Law 101," Calgary, Alberta, 2017
  • Co-Author, "Alberta Ready to Pass Major Workplace Law Reforms," May 2017
  • Co-Speaker, "Hot Button Employment Issues of 2017," Calgary, Alberta, 2017
  • Co-Speaker, "Employment Law Seminar: Managing a Global Workforce Across Multiple Jurisdictions," Vancouver, BC, 2016
  • Co-Speaker, "Medical Marijuana, Constructive Dismissal, and Employment Updates," Calgary, Alberta, 2016
  • Co-Speaker, "Labour and Employment Year in review Seminar," Calgary, Alberta, 2016
  • Co-Speaker, "Bill 6: Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act," Calgary, Alberta, 2016
  • Co-Speaker, "Renegades and Rogues: Fiduciary Duties and Restrictive Covenants of Employees in the Digital Age," Calgary, Alberta, 2014
  • Co-Speaker, "Disciplining Employees for Misuse of Social Media," Calgary, Alberta, 2014
  • Co-Speaker, "Know Your Limits: Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace," Calgary, Alberta, 2014
  • Co-Speaker, "Benefits and Compensation During Leave," Calgary, Alberta, 2014
  • Author, "The Alberta Human Rights Commission: The New Trend on Damages," Employment and Labour Law Reporter, October 2014
  • Author, "Temporary Foreign Workers: What are they Entitled to?" Employment and Labour Law Reporter, June 2014
  • Co-Author, "Workplace Issues: Synthetic Marijuana," Employment and Labour Law Reporter, December 2013
  • Co-Author, "Alberta First Responders Receive Presumptive Coverage for PTSD," Employment and Labour Law Reporter, October 2013