BC to research workplace dispute resolution

The British Columbia Ministry of Labour has asked the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) to conduct legal research and analysis in relation to workplace dispute resolution mechanisms in British Columbia.

BC workplaces have evolved significantly over the years, both in terms of the types of employer-employee relationships and the nature of the conflicts that emerge from within the workplace. The BCLI will be conducting an international review of approaches to resolving workplace conflict and investigating the range of labour and employment conflict resolution systems in operation in other parts of Canada and select other countries, with a view to highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches.

The BCLI is an independent charitable not-for-profit law reform agency that carries out scholarly research, writing and analysis for the purposes of promoting law reform.  The BCLI collaborates with government and other key stakeholders to further law reform, and produces materials for public legal information.  The vision of the BCLI is one with just and efficient laws and a legal system that serves the continually changing needs of society.

More information about the BCLI is available online at http://www.bcli.org/bclrg.