Kamini Dowe  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Kamini Dowe is a senior associate in our Labour and Employment and Corporate Commercial Litigation and Arbitration groups in our Calgary office.

She regularly provides labour and employment advice for a diverse range of clients, including the public and private sector, under both federal and provincial jurisdiction. In her labour and employment practice, Kamini represents clients on matters including workplace investigations; labour board and arbitrations; wrongful dismissal litigation; sexual harassment and discrimination claims; human rights complaints; privacy issues; human resources policy and procedure drafting and enforcement; employment and disability benefits; workplace training, hiring and firing; and employment contract drafting. Kamini also acts on a broad range of civil litigation matters, with a focus on corporate commercial disputes.

She has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta and the Alberta Labour Relations Board. Kamini has represented clients at arbitration (including labour arbitration) and has also conducted matters under the Alberta Human Rights Act.

She is an active member of the BLG Student Recruitment Committee and provides volunteer services for various Pro Bono Law Alberta initiatives.

Representative Work

  • Defended employers in wrongful dismissal, employment standards and human rights claims.
  • Represented both complainants and respondents in federal and provincial privacy matters.
  • Applied for and defended numerous interlocutory applications, including successfully obtaining and enforcing a worldwide Mareva injunction.
  • Represented management at labour board hearings and labour arbitration.
  • Represented clients at arbitration and trial for corporate commercial disputes.
  • Negotiated favourable resolutions of claims and disputes for numerous clients.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "The Judge said What?! Tales from the Trenches," BLG LLP Client Seminar, May 2018.
  • Speaker, "Alberta Update: Labour Relations Code Changes — A Review of Bill 17 — Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act," BLG LLP Client Seminar, July 2017.
  • Speaker, "Medical Cannabis in the Workplace," BLG LLP Client Seminar, June 2017.
  • Speaker, "Take it or Leave it Alberta - Bill 17 Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act," [Employment Standards Code Changes], BLG LLP Client Seminar, June 2017.
  • Speaker, "Recent Cases of Interest," BLG LLP Client Seminar, May 2017.
  • Speaker, "Employment Cases of Interest — 2016-2017," BLG Client Seminar, June 2016.
  • Author, "Are Summary Judgment Applications Appropriate for  Determining Reasonable Notice Periods in Alberta?," BLG Labour and Employment News, September 2017.
  • Co-Author, "Immigration Update: Launch of the Global Skills Strategy, More Changes to the Express Entry System and Changes Ahead for the Age of a Dependent Child," BLG Labour and Employment News, June 2017.
  • Author, "My boss harasses me, but his wife is the HR director. What do I do?," The Globe and Mail, May 2017.
  • Author, "Confirmatory Exams for Foreign-Trained Engineers is not Discriminatory: Engineering Regulator Successfully Appeals Alberta Human Rights Tribunal Decision," BLG Labour and Employment News, April 2016.
  • Author, "Howling At The Moon-Lighting Employee," BLG Labour and Employment News, November 2015.