Ayla Akgungor is the Practice Group Leader for Field Law's Labour and Employment Group in Edmonton. She focuses her practice on labour and employment law, human rights and professional regulation, appearing before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, Court of Appeal and several administrative tribunals. Her clients are focused primarily in the public, education, health care and non-for profit sectors.
Ayla often represents clients before administrative tribunals. These include the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the Alberta Labour Relations Board, arbitration boards, the School Act Board of Reference, the Employment Insurance Board of Referees and Umpire, Canada Labour Code adjudicators and professional discipline tribunals. She also frequently provides training on labour and employment, human rights and professional regulatory issues.
Ayla is a member of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories and has appeared on human rights matters before the Northwest Territories Supreme Court and the Northwest Territories Court of Appeal. She clerked for the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal before joining Field Law.
Value to Clients
"I have an easy-going, collaborative approach, making sure that my clients feel that I understand their goals and concerns and that I take their input into the development of a relevant resolution. It helps get more creative ideas on the table."
"This is especially important in working with workplace investigations, professional discipline and human rights claims, where I may be working with non-lawyers on complex legal issues."
Outside the Office
Ayla and her family love to travel…particularly if there's water and warm temperatures involved. The availability of zip lines is another plus.
Canadian Bar Association Alberta
Pro Bono Students Canada Human Rights Project
2013 - Present
Glenora Child Care Society
Board Member (Treasurer + Vice President)
2008 - 2011