James Dorsey

James E. Dorsey, Q.C. is an arbitrator, grievance investigator, and mediator. As an arbitrator since 1976, James has extensive experience in all aspects of the employment relationship: Vice-Chair, Canada Labour Relations Board (1977-82); Member, Vancouver Police Board (1988-91); Chair, Board of Governors, Workers' Compensation Board of B.C. (1990-94); President/CEO, Workers' Compensation Board of B.C. (1993-94); B.C. Health Sector Labour Relations Commissioner (1995); Saskatchewan Health Labour Relations Reorganization Commissioner (1996-97); Chair, Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Review Committee (2001); Chair, Nova Scotia Workers' Compensation Review Committee (2001-02); Chair, Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Review Committee (2006); Reviewer, Metro Vancouver Labour Relations Function (2011); Member, Discipline and Credentials Hearing Panel Pool, Law Society of British Columbia (2011-17); and Nova Scotia Health Sector Restructuring Mediator-Arbitrator (2014-15).

James has been involved in developing legislation on collective bargaining, employment standards, workers' compensation, and occupational health and safety, and has written several books and articles on employment law issues. As counsel, he has represented unions, employers, and employees.

Tel: (604) 980-7225
Fax: (604) 909-2755
Email: dorseyj@shaw.ca