Forte Law is Hiring
Workplace Investigator/Labour & Employment Lawyer
We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join our growing workplace investigations practice.
Our focus is on helping people resolve conflict at work, taking a trauma-informed approach. We act for employees, employers and unions, and also act as neutral investigators, mediators and training facilitators. We could accommodate a lawyer looking to work exclusively in investigations or a lawyer looking for a mixed practice that also includes one or more of our other practice areas: labour law, employment law, human rights, and respectful workplace bystander training through StandUP Teams™.
We know that the best way we can serve our community is by reflecting its diversity. We would be grateful for applications from candidates who can add value to our team based on their lived experiences, culture, and languages. We welcome all interested candidates to apply, including those from groups typically underrepresented in the legal profession.
Our core values include:
Community & giving. We support our lawyers in giving back, through pro bono work, supporting local charitable organizations and public education about legal issues.
Inclusion. We are committed to making our work and our workplace more inclusive, equitable, and accessible for our team and our clients.
Innovation. We are committed to improving access to justice and have a culture that values the ideas of all team members. We are open to experimenting and trying new things.
Sustainable pace. We believe strongly that lawyers should have control over their practices and their lives. It is life-work balance here, not work-life. We do our best work for our clients when we can decide how much work to take on and what type of files will be our focus.
Flexibility. We have had lawyers working successfully in a variety of arrangements – full-time, part-time, contract work and remote work are all proven options. Our lawyers set their own schedules.
One example of our values in action is our bystander training program, StandUP Teams™, which we designed to help prevent workplace sexual harassment. Through StandUP Teams™ we have a significant positive impact on workplaces in Canada – while also getting a fun change of pace from dispute-based work.
Our ideal candidate
You are a lawyer with at least three years’ experience relevant to workplace investigations, which may include practice in labour & employment law. Experience in one of our other practice areas (labour law, employment law, human rights, workplace investigations, and respectful workplace training) is an asset.
To fit in here, you need to be a “people person” (introvert or extrovert is fine) with high emotional intelligence and a fundamental respect for coworkers, clients, and other members of our communities. Remote work is fine, in whole or in part - or you can work from our newly built office in Surrey.