Karen Tereposky
Karen Tereposky
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Karen Tereposky is a Calgary-based lawyer in Field Law’s Calgary office serving clients throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Clients come to Karen with a range of issues in the fields of labour and employment law, as well as seeking counsel for bankruptcy, insolvency, and general litigation.

Karen’s clients are broadly representative of the province’s various industries, including energy and natural resources and public sector institutions, and include small, medium and large-sized businesses, employers and employees functioning in unionized and non-unionized environments, large commercial lenders, and other entities within the sphere of labour and employment law. She also has experience with family law.

Karen has appeared at multiple levels of court in Alberta and Saskatchewan, making her comfortable and confident in a variety of legal settings. 

Clients rely on Karen to guide them through a variety of complex, high-stakes legal issues, including:

  • Counsel throughout contentious labour and employment issues, including executive departures and wrongful dismissal claims 
  • Review of exit and severance packages on behalf of terminated employees or those who have been laid off 
  • Support during bankruptcies and large-scale employer restructurings, including layoffs
  • Acting on behalf of trustees during bankruptcy filings

Value to Clients

Karen’s style of counsel and advising is practical and business focused, while still maintaining a calm approachability that puts clients at ease. She is acutely aware of the financial concerns and motivations of her clients, and acts accordingly. Her familiarity with the process of labour and employment disputes and typical outcomes allows her to manage client expectations while striving to secure an equitable resolution to an issue. When working on bankruptcy files, Karen’s ability to take into account and manage client concerns throughout what is often a contentious process, make her a trusted advisor and invaluable resource. 

Outside the Office

Karen’s family keeps her on the go when she isn’t in the office. You can find her coaching soccer with one of her three children, or keeping herself busy by staying fit and active. Karen enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding and running.

Law Society of Alberta
2000 - Present
Morton v Calgary Police Service, 2018 ABQB 532
Ashraf v. SNC Lavalin ATP Inc., 2017 ABCA 95
Freyberg v. Fletcher Challenge Oil & Gas Inc., 2002 ABQB 692, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
National Bank of Canada v. Merit Energy Ltd., 2001 ABQB 680, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
February 24 + March 10
2020 - A Year in Review Webinar Series
Did you miss the Field Law Labour + Employment Group's annual Year in Review? The recordings are now available! Is employer-friendly OHS legislation coming to a worksite near you? What are the impacts of COVID-19 on employment legislation a...
October 7, 2020
Cocktails + Counsel: Workplace Accommodation in the COVID Era
Q+A Session
Join Field Law for the second installment of a complimentary new webinar series that brings you together (virtually) with a few of our lawyers for an unscripted chat about legal issues. Your questions guide the discussion, and we provide our legal pers...
April 2020
The Nuts + Bolts of the CEWS for Employers
As the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) was made official on April 14, 2020, employers potentially eligible for this subsidy should now be considering what proactive steps they can take to support the intent of the new legislation, sp...
March 25, 2020
Your Guide to the Federal COVID-19 Aid Legislation
Bill C-13 today received royal assent, bringing into force many of the initiatives first announced by the federal government on March 18, 2020 in response to the challenges employees and employers are facing due to COVID-19. Part of Bill C-13 brou...
March 19, 2020
New Federal Support for Employees + Employers
As part of a new $82 billion spending package, the federal government today announced that approximately $27 billion would be directed to support for employers and employees affected by the COVID-19 situation. Parliament could be recalled as early as n...
September 26, 2019
Must Have Policies for Employers: Why, What + How
Join Field Law in Edmonton and Calgary and learn tips and tricks to assist with the implementation and enforcement of three workplace policies Employers should have in place in today’s market.We will explore how changes in legislation and culture...
June 2019
Alberta Human Rights Tribunal Renders Landmark Costs Award Against Complainant
Canadian Employment Law Today
May 2019
Human Rights Tribunal Renders Landmark Costs Award Against Complainant
Workwise Newsletter
In Facey v Bantrel Management Services Co., 2019 AHRC 4 the Alberta Human rights Tribunal made a watershed costs award against a complainant. Tribunal Chair Langlois-Klassen acknowledged in her decision that costs should only be awarded against a compl...
Winter 2019
2018 A Year in Review Seminar Series
The Field Law Labour and Employment Group presents the annual Year in Review seminars in Calgary and Edmonton. Join us for legal updates and practical challenges for management and employee groups in the areas of:  Part 1: Human Rights ...
October 24 + 30, 2018
Effective Responses to Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Complaints Workshop
An increasing number of organizations are being rocked by allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct by their employees. Often these allegations are broadcast on social media, catching organizations flat-footed and unprepared. Join Field Law...
May 2018
Skip the Investigation and Risk Punitive Damages
In recent cases such as Smith v Vauxhall Co-Op Petroleum Limited, 2017 ABQB 525 and Garnett v Alberta Motor Association, 2017 ABPC 267, Alberta courts have cautioned employers about the importance of properly investigating complaints of impropriet...
June 2017
Certain Earnings During Notice Period Not Considered Mitigation
On May 23, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the case of Brake v. PJ-M2R Restaurant Inc. 2016 ONSC 1795, 2017 ONCA 402, endorsing the lower court’s finding that certain earnings during the n...
March 2016
Dependent Contractors Awarded 26 Months' Reasonable Notice
Dependent contractors are becoming an increasing portion of the working population, and an Ontario court recently confirmed that protections available to them are at the top end of the scale.In the case of Keenan v. Canac Kitchens, 2015 ...
November 2014
Reinstatement Available as a Remedy Nearly Ten Years After Last Day Worked
Although reinstatement in the Human Rights context is considered a unique and uncommon remedy, the Ontario Divisional Court recently refused an application for judicial review of a decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal...
University of Saskatchewan, 1999, Bachelor of Law, With Great Distinction
University of Saskatchewan, 1996, Bachelor of Arts, With Honours