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Lawson Lundell LLP

Katy E Allen

Katy E Allen


Lawson Lundell LLP
British Columbia, Canada

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Katy practises in the area of labour and employment law advising clients in relation to wrongful dismissal cases, labour arbitrations, employment agreements, collective agreements, group terminations, restrictive covenants and post-employment competition litigation, employment standards, human rights, and privacy law. Katy has a particular interest in human rights law in the context of employment. She has assisted clients with matters being litigated at the Employment Standards Tribunal, Human Rights Tribunal, Labour Relations Board, Provincial Small Claims Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal.

Katy clerked for the British Columbia Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

British Columbia (2014)


University of British Columbia (J.D.)
University of British Columbia (B.Sc.)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

Recognition and Ranking
*Bull, Housser & Tupper Prize in Technology Law
*Harold Scanlon Foley Memorial Scholarship
*Panvini Scholarship in Law
*McCarthy Tetrault Prize in Property
*Bull, Housser & Tupper Prize in Torts
*Borden Ladner Gervais Fellowship

Professional Activities
*Canadian Bar Association, Member
*Law Society of British Columbia, Member

Community Activities
*Western Canada Society to Access Justice, pro bono clinic volunteer


To Be or Not To Be (An Employee): Employment Standards vs the Gig Economy
Lawson Lundell LLP, September 2018

A Manitoban plaintiff has filed a class action lawsuit against the homegrown delivery service company, Skip the Dishes, reviving the debate over whether contractors for online services are truly independent contractors or are actually employees entitled to protection under employment standards legislation. Skip the Dishes operates an Uber-style online service that connects restaurants and hungry customers by facilitating food delivery through its website and mobile apps...

Additional Articles

Federal Government Passes Union Spending Bill, Bill C-377 (July 3, 2015)

Suspension held to Constitute Constructive Dismissal: Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission, 2015 SCC 10 (March 10, 2015)

Supreme Court of Canada Releases Right to Strike Decision: Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4 (February 2, 2015)

Landmark Case on the Freedom of Association from the Supreme Court of Canada: Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 1 (January 19, 2015)

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