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Alanna Wiercinski


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University of Alberta, J.D., 2020

University of Calgary, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology, 2015

Bar admission: Alberta 2021
Aerospace, Agribusiness, food and beverage, Franchises, dealerships and distributorships, Construction, Financial services, Government and not for profit, Life sciences, Oil and gas, Power, Real estate, Renewables and energy transition, Start-up and early-stage companies, Technology
Practice areas:
Employment litigation, Employment and labour, Litigation and dispute resolution


Alanna's focus is on

  • Advising employees and employers on termination, wrongful dismissal, restrictive covenants, employee fiduciary duties, hiring, practices, employment standards, human rights, and privacy
  • Review, drafting and developing personnel policies and practices
  • Drafting employment, independent contractor and consulting agreements
  • Assisting in all aspects of wrongful dismissal and employment termination
  • Representing employees and employers in employment-related litigation

Professional involvement

Professional associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Representative work

Historic settlement in workplace sexual misconduct class action against City of Leduc

Counsel for plaintiff class in successful settlement agreement with the City of Leduc for systemic sexual abuse, harassment, and assault against female city employees, including firefighters. Terms of settlement include the highest per-person monetary compensation in a Canada class action settlement for workplace misconduct. The per-person settlement amounts combined with the non-adversarial claims process, non-monetary remedies, and the lengthy claimant eligibility time period, arguably makes this settlement the most progressive workplace class action settlement in Canadian history. This is the first settlement of a class action involving sexual misconduct and sexual assault in a fire department or municipality in Canada. The individual compensation in this settlement exceeds that provided by Canada’s most notable workplace harassment class action settlements to date. This settlement was approved by the Court on July 4, 2023.


Recent honours and recognition

BD&P Employment & Labour Group named 2023 Reader's Choice in the Employment & Labour Law – Full Service Firm category by Canadian HR Reporter