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Richard B Johnson’s Cases

Federal Court of Appeal

  • Rennie v. VIH Helicopters Ltd., 2015 FCA 25 (successful on appeal in Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal matter)

British Columbia Court of Appeal

  • Pakozdi v. B & B Heavy Civil Construction Ltd., 2018 BCCA 23

  • Cottrill v. Utopia Day Spas and Salons Ltd., 2019 BCCA 26

Alberta Court of Appeal

  • Crane v. Brentridge Ford Sales Ltd., 2008 ABCA 216

British Columbia Supreme Court

  • Goulding v. Triple B Ventures Ltd., BCSC Docket No. S-222429, December 13, 2022 (Vancouver Registry) (lead counsel at trial where we successfully obtained judgment in favour of our client for damages for wrongful dismissal as well as $15,000 in aggravated, $15,000 in punitive damages, and double costs)

  • Cottrill Utopia Day Spas and Salons, 2017 BCSC 1925 (successful in obtaining costs award for our client after trial)

  • Cottrill v. Utopia Day Spas and Salons Ltd., 2017 BCSC 704 (successful for plaintiff at trial in wrongful dismissal claim – just cause allegation)

  • TeBaerts v. Penta Builders Group Inc., 2015 BCSC 2449 (successful in obtaining double costs post-trial)

  • TeBaerts v. Penta Builders Group Inc., 2015 BCSC 2008 (successful for plaintiff at trial in wrongful dismissal claim – just cause allegation)

  • Hooge v. Gillwood Remanfacturing Inc., 2014 BCSC 11 (at trial, reduced plaintiff’s damages claim from 18 months to nine months due to failure to mitigate)

  • Geller v. Sable Resources Ltd., 2014 BCSC 171 (successful in obtaining costs award for plaintiff after trial)

  • Hilton v. Graham’s Farms, Ltd., 2013 BCSC 1139 (successful wrongful dismissal claim –  summary trial – just cause allegation)

  • Maghera v. Mako Wood Furniture Inc., BCSC, S142970, March 25, 2013 (successful in dismissing plaintiff’s claim at summary trial)

  • Geller v. Sable Resources Ltd., 2012 BCSC 1861 (successful for plaintiff at trial in wrongful dismissal claim)

  • Kastens v. Bank of Nova Scotia, 2012 BCSC 1893 (successful wrongful dismissal claim –  summary trial) 

  • Graham v. Galaxie Signs Ltd., BCSC, S074997, April 19, 2012 (successful at re-opened trial in reducing plaintiff damages)

British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal

  • Shahadat v. Northern School of Spa Therapies and others (No. 3), 2023 BCHRT 111 (we filed an application on our client’s behalf alleging improper conduct against the respondents as a result of discriminatory conduct during the complaint proceedings. The Tribunal awarded our client costs for the respondents’ improper conduct)

  • Shahadat v. Northern School of Spa Therapies and others (No. 2), 2023 BCHRT 49 (the respondents’ application for reconsideration of the denial of their application to dismiss our client’s complaint is denied)

  • Shahadat v. Northern School of Spa Therapies and others, 2023 BCHRT 20 (successful defence of application to dismiss our client’s complaint of discrimination for services customarily available to the public)

  • Reid v. Snap Fitness Cloverdale and others, 2017 BCHRT 181 (successful defence of an application to dismiss our client’s Human Rights complaint)

  • Philps v. Ritchie-Smith Feeds and another, 2017 BCHRT 67 (successful defence against an application for costs for alleged improper conduct 

  • Reid v. National Car & Truck Sales and Rentals, 2016 BCHRT 156 (successful defence of an application to dismiss our client’s Human Rights complaint) 

  • TeBaerts v. Penta Building Group, 2015 BCHRT 95 (successful defence of an application to dismiss our client’s Human Rights complaint) 

  • Lim v. Craig’s Boyz Trucking and another, 2014 BCHRT 133 (successful for applicant on application to enforce settlement agreement and award of costs)

  • Miller v. Convergys CMG Canada (No. 2), 2013 BCHRT 185 (successful application for costs for improper conduct of Respondent)

  • Skeels v. Enigma Hair Salon & Spa and others, 2013 BCHRT 178 (successful defence of an application to dismiss our client’s Human Rights complaint)

  • Di Cicco v. Pacific Sign Group, 2013 BCHRT 26 (successful defence of an application to dismiss our client’s Human Rights complaint)

British Columbia Employment Standards Matters 

  • CWS Industries (Mfg.) Corp. v. Wolak, BC EST #D104/16 (successful for the respondent employee on an appeal of an Employment Standards determination in his favour) 

  • Damani v. Stuart Olson Construction Ltd., ER #182-302 (successful in Employment Standards hearing for Complainant)

  • Grand Construction Ltd. v. Graham, ER #171-382, August 15, 2012 (successful for complainant after Employment Standards hearing)

Canada Industrial Relations Board Matters

  • Naderi v. Grain Workers Union Local 333, 2018 CIRB LD 3999 (July 2018) (successful for worker on duty of fair representation complaint against his union)

Workers’ Compensation (WorkSafeBC/WCAT) Matters

  • WCAT Decision A2200266 (represented successful employer on appeal by employee of denial of claim for mental disorder alleged to have occurred due to workplace events)

  • Workers’ Compensation Board Review R0282402 (successful for respondent employer on review of decision denying claim for mental disorder by former employee)

  • Workers’ Compensation Board Reviews R0193620, R0193621 and R0193970 (successful for applicant for review of decisions of WorkSafeBC granting worker compensation benefits)

  • Spence v. Northern Health Authority, WCAT-2013-03578 (successful appeal of a Workers’ Compensation decision by WorkSafeBC)

  • Workers’ Compensation Board Review R0133411 and R0133412 (successful for applicant on request for review of decisions of WorkSafeBC regarding decisions on workers’ compensation claim)

Canada Labour Code Matters

  • James Wilson v. We Wai Kai Nation, 2018 CarswellNat 9027

  • Swanson v. Qualicum First Nation, 2015 CarswellNat 4108 (acted for employer in Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal complaint, with 20% reduction in the damages award for a failure to mitigate)

  • Rennie v. VIH Helicopters Ltd., [2013] C.L.A.D. No. 75 (successful after hearing in Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal complaint – independent contractor status at issue)

Employment Insurance Matters

  • Re Ian Graham, CUB 79586 (successful for respondent on appeal of decision by Board of Referees entitling employee to EI benefits)

  • Re Grand Construction (EI Board of Referees, 11-1274) (successful for respondent on appeal of decision entitling employee EI benefits)