Human Rights

COVID19 and Temporary Office Closure

As of April 28, 2021, in view of guidance from provincial Public Health, Burchells LLP's offices at 1801 Hollis Street are temporarily closed to the public. We are hopeful this closure can be reversed in a couple of weeks, but will take our guidance from Public Health and the province.

In the meantime our IT resources are more than sufficient, and Burchells' lawyers and staff remain hard at work delivering results for our clients.  It's business-as-usual.  Don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

Practicing Lawyers

Select from the lawyers listed below to learn more about how Burchells can offer comprehensive legal advice.

Ashley Hamp-Gonsalves

Danielle Keating

Jason Cooke

Manon Landry

Naiomi W. Metallic

Tiffany Cheverie

The firm's lawyers have significant experience advising and representing clients on all aspects of human rights.

On complaints to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Burchells acts for clients throughout the investigative and adjudicative processes. We also have significant experience conducting and responding to appeals to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal from the Commission's procedural decisions and from decisions of independent boards of inquiry.

Burchells regularly advises employers and employees on the duty to accommodate disabilities in the workplace, on the hallmarks of discrimination-free interviews, and on discrimination-free dismissal. We also assist employers dealing with addictions in the workplace while respecting employee rights. We provide practical advice to employers on achieving discrimination-free work environments and investigating employee allegations of discrimination.

Our lawyers are also regular contributors of papers and presentations at conferences and meetings on various topics relating to human rights.