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Tara Matheson



Tara practices exclusively in the areas of employment law and construction litigation. Tara has built her practice based on her direct approach with her clients and a focus on practical resolution. Tara has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, the Workers Compensation Board, the Appeals Commission, and has experience running claims under the Alberta Human Rights Act, the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Standards Code.

In her employment practice, Tara acts as litigator and adviser for both employees and employers. Tara has experience in all aspects of Employment Law including:

  Severance negotiation;
  Wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal claims;
  Restrictive covenant breaches;
  Human Rights complaints;
  Employment Standards complaints; and
  Workers Compensation claims.

In addition, Tara acts for a number of employer clients providing day-to-day practical employment advice including:

  Hiring and termination advice;
  Severance assessments;
  Direction on workplace complaints and workplace investigations;
  Employee training;
  WCB, OHS and Employment Standards Code compliance queries; and
  Drafting and implementing employment documentation including employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, non-competition agreements and employment policies and procedures.

In her construction litigation practices Tara focuses primarily on assisting clients with builders' liens, construction deficiency claims, and a variety of contractual disputes. She has extensive experience acting as counsel in builders’ lien litigation matters acting for owners, general contractors and subcontractors.

Tara received her Bachelor of Commerce from St. Mary's University in 2007 prior to receiving her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 2011. She is active in the community and currently acts as a volunteer committee member with Women Building Futures.
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