The Workplace Implications of Drug Decriminalization

March 30, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 PM


What implications will drug decriminalization bring to the workplace?

In this presentation, Roper Greyell’s Maggie Campbell and Janna Crown will give important insight on how the recent exception to decriminalization on certain drugs will impact the workplace. They will offer employers guidance on how they can correctly implement drug testing procedures and provide key takeaways on how to adjust policies in relation to recent legal updates. 

Janna Crown

Webinars/janna_headshot.jpgJanna is an associate at Roper Greyell, practicing in all areas of workplace law with a focus on privacy, litigation, human rights and labour law matters.

Janna has represented clients before many levels of court in British Columbia and before provincial and federal tribunals. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Janna maintained a human rights, employment and labour, and professional regulatory practice at a boutique Vancouver firm, having previously completed her articles at Roper Greyell before being called to the British Columbia bar in 2020.

Career highlights as a lawyer for Janna include pro-bono work with Indigenous clients, having represented these clients at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. While a student at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law, Janna volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, where she assisted duty counsel with the Emergency Protection Orders project, helping clients who are facing domestic violence; worked at the Law Society of Alberta; and won the Conflict of Laws award.

Janna brings an accomplished background in the music industry to her workplace law practice, with her work leading to a Juno Award nomination and a Western Canadian Music Award. Janna has also served as a judge for the Juno Awards, most recently for the 50th anniversary of the Juno Awards in 2021.

Away from the office, Janna spends time volunteering with the MaGIC Consortium as a young adult patient advocate for young people with cancer. Janna can also be found on her bike, trail running, drinking BC wine (not necessarily in that order), or most appropriately, taking in a concert or music show. 

Maggie Campbell

Webinars/Maggie_head_shot.JPGMaggie is a partner at Roper Greyell where she practises in all areas of employment and labour law. She provides clients with practical and strategic advice in her role as a trusted advisor.

Maggie’s goal is to understand the world her clients operate in - applying her legal knowledge in a pragmatic way and providing user-friendly advice. She builds strong relationships with her clients and works collaboratively with them to navigate a variety of unionized and non-unionized workplace issues.

Maggie represents employers on all aspects of employment relations. She also regularly conducts investigations and advises clients on human rights and employment issues, including terminations, wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, employment contracts and statutory employment obligations. Maggie has represented clients before the British Columbia courts, the Human Rights Tribunal and the Employment Standards Tribunal.

Maggie makes complicated legal issues less stressful by providing a framework of understanding and clear intentions. This allows her to proceed in the unhindered pursuit of her client’s goals in a tough but fair approach that doesn’t unnecessarily burn bridges where one may need to maintain long-term working relationships with one’s opposition.

Maggie received her Juris Doctor from The University of British Columbia. While at UBC, she received numerous awards including the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Prize in Conflicts Law and the John E. Sullivan Award in Constitutional Law. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Maggie practised employment and labour law at the Vancouver office of an international firm.

Outside of work, Maggie enjoys spending time with her family and exploring Vancouver.

Registration closes March 29th at 4:00 p.m.


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