Albert Nolette
Albert Nolette
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Albert Nolette is a bilingual (French and English) lawyer practicing in the areas of labour and employment law, human rights and litigation. He assists employers in Alberta by defending wrongful dismissal claims, unfair labour practice complaints, grievances, human rights complaints and other claims commenced by employees or unions. He also helps businesses and organizations mitigate risks by preparing appropriate contracts and by developing suitable workplace policies and procedures.

Albert has represented clients before labour arbitrators, the Alberta Labour Relations Board, Alberta Employment Standards, the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Court of Appeal of Alberta.

Albert’s practice includes:

  • Employment law
  • Duty to accommodate
  • Grievance arbitration
  • Human rights and discrimination
  • Labour disputes
  • Language rights
  • Workplace policies
  • Wrongful dismissal

Value to Clients

Clients appreciate Albert’s experience and his ability to explain complex procedures in simple terms. Whether he is advising clients on proactive workplace policies or defending against a claim, he is committed to providing timely, practical solutions. 

Albert is also able to represent clients in the official language of their choice.
“There are over 240,000 French speaking people in Alberta.  I advise clients of their language rights, including where they have the right to proceed in the official language of their choice. I can also present cases in both French and English.”

Outside of work

Prior to pursuing a career in law, Albert was a junior high teacher. Today, Albert is a proud father, who enjoys spending time with his family. He is also an avid curler with a love for hockey and many other sports.

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge No. 1722 v. Aurora Peat Products ULC, 2016 AB LRB 69700, Alberta Labour Relations Board
Yellowhead Emergency Shelter for Women Society v. Unifor, Local 85, 2016 AB GAA 14463, Alberta Grievance Arbitration Awards
Southern Francophone Education Region No. 4 v. Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2015 AB GAA 91708, Alberta Grievance Arbitration Awards
Buffalo Trail Public Schools Regional Division No. 29 v Alberta Teachers Association, 2014 ABCA 407, Alberta Court of Appeal
June 2017
Case Update for Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Workwise Newsletter
February 2017
Alberta Law Clarified on Scope of Good Faith in Contract and Incentive Pay Eligibility
Workwise Newsletter
December 2016
The Time of Year for Holiday Cheer: A Few Things for Employers to Keep in Mind
January - March 2016
Labour and Employment: 2015 Year in Review
July 2015
When is an Employee’s Disability a Factor in his Dismissal?
January 2015
Court of Appeal of Alberta Upholds Employers Anton Piller Order
November 2014
Terminating Fixed-Term Contracts on Your Terms
A look back at book V of the Report of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism
What progress has been made in the provision of provincial and municipal services in the federal capital?
In R. Clément and P. Foucher, eds., Fifty years of official bilingualism: Challenges, analyses and testimonies (Ottawa: Invenire, 2014) at 85 (with Mark Power and Perri Ravon)
The French Language Services Act at 25 Years: Comments and Proposals [translation], 39 Revue du Nouvel-Ontario 11
with Mark Power and François Larocque
December 2013
Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Union’s Right to Freedom of Expression
Legal Taxonomy of Postsecondary Institutions Offering Programs and Services in French Outside of Québec [translation] (2012) 36:1 Man LJ 67
with Mark Power and François Larocque
June 2011
Should the University of Ottawa be designated under the French Language Services Act?, June 2011
June 2011
Aerospace and Defence Industries, II. Canada’s New Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy
Financial Support Provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage for Minority Language Education: Comments and Proposal for Reform [translation] (2011) 12 RCLF 163
with Mark Power, André Poulin-Denis, Darlène Lozis, Joseph Moreau, Daniel Wirz and Eric Leblanc
University of Ottawa, 2012, Juris Doctor Cum Laude
University of Alberta, 2008, Bachelor of Education
French (Fluent)