Catalina Rodriguez, Employment Lawyer & Workplace Investigator
I have been practicing employment and labour law in B.C. since 2006. My experience as a workplace lawyer includes private practice with a large national firm representing companies, and with a boutique firm representing mostly employees. I have also been in-house counsel for employment matters for a large retailer and prior to joining Forte Law, I was head of employee relations for the Canada operations of a global bank. I am a workplace investigator, with particular expertise in bullying, harassment and fraud issues. I have a passion for practical advise, and for dedicated client service.
Growing up in Bogota, Colombia, I attended Universidad de Los Andes Law School. Upon immigrating to Canada, and working in the legal field on various capacities, I went back to law school, this time at the University of British Columbia. I have a CPHR designation (Chartered Professional in Human Resources).
I am a facilitator and trainer on compliance topics as well as on leadership development, and more recently, on diversity and inclusion. I am trauma-informed, have a keen interest in non-violent communication, and I am a certified organizational coach. My young daughter and I live and play in beautiful South Surrey/White Rock in the vicinity of Forte Law.