Lee Carter
Lee Carter
News + Views + Events

Lee Carter is a lawyer in our Calgary office. His practice focuses on labour and employment law, litigation, and dispute resolution.

Lee advises clients on a broad range of labour and employment law matters, including wrongful dismissal claims, human rights complaints, occupational health and safety investigations, employment standards legislation, employment contracts and policies, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

Lee has successfully negotiated numerous out-of-court settlements for his clients, and he frequently litigates workplace-related matters before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta, and various administrative tribunals.

Outside the Office

In his spare time, Lee is usually hiking with his family in the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

March 2024 - 2 min read
Employers Do Not Have the Right to Terminate an Employee “At Any Time”
Workwise Newsletter
The Ontario Supreme Court recently ruled that employers do not have the right to terminate employees "at any time". The Court held that the termination clause was unenforceable because it could violate statutory protected lea...
July 2023
Amendments to the Competition Act and What Can Happen if You Don’t Comply
Law Camera Action: Field Law Talks Law
What are the new amendments to the Competition Act, and what can happen if you don't comply?Amendments to the Competition Act prohibit companies from entering into no-poach agreements and wage-fixing agreements with respect to employees. Lee C...
June 1 , 2023 - 6 min read
Non-Solicitation Covenant in Employment Contract Enforced
Workwise Newsletter
Non-solicitation covenants are clauses that prohibit employees from soliciting clients or employees from their former employer after leaving the company. The courts have generally upheld these covenants when they are reasonable in scop...
February 2023
2022 - A Year in Review: Labour + Employment (Part 2)
Seminar + Webinar
Join members of our Labour + Employment Group for our annual Year in Review, which focuses on legal updates for management and employee groups.Part 2 of this series will cover Privacy, Employment and Human Rights. To view the recording for Part 1, whic...
October 27, 2022
An Employer's Guide to Hybrid Work Arrangements
Employers have been navigating the COVID-19 pandemic longer than we anticipated, creating unforeseen challenges for management and human resources departments. As the dust continues to settle, many employers are moving to implement fully remote or...
July 2022 - 3 min read
Alberta Court Releases First Decision Regarding Masking Policies + Constructive Dismissal
Workwise Newsletter
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently held that the employee was not constructively dismissed when placed on an indefinite unpaid leave for failing to comply with a mandatory mask policy. This decision suggests that when an employee re...
February 24, 2022
2021 - A Year in Review: Labour + Employment (Part 2)
Join members of our Labour + Employment Group for our annual Year in Review webinar, which focuses on legal updates for management and employee groups.Part 2 of this series will cover Privacy, Human Rights and Employment. To view the recordin...
January 2022 - 4 min read
Significant Changes to Union Dues + Union Financial Statements
Workwise Newsletter
On July 7, 2020, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 32, Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act, 2020. The intent of Bill 32 was to support economic recovery, restore balance in the workplace, and get Albertans back to work.Whil...
July 2021 - 5 min read
Can Temporary Layoffs Due to COVID-19 be Considered Constructive Dismissal?
Workwise Newsletter
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all Canadian provinces and territories declared a state of emergency and implemented strict measures to help curb the spread of the virus. Consequently, many businesses were directly or indirectly forced to lay off employe...
University of Calgary, 2015, Juris Doctor
University of Alberta, 2012, Bachelor of Science