Calgary employment lawyer Barry Clapp is one of Alberta's most experienced, respected and trusted senior Calgary labour and employment lawyers. Barry is an experienced senior labour and employment lawyer with over 20 years of employment law experience in Calgary. He has practiced as a labour and employment lawyer and wrongful dismissal lawyer in Calgary for his entire career. Prior to establishing Barry J. Clapp Employment Law, Barry practiced at two of Canada’s largest and most respected national and international law firms, starting his career at Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP and later joining Miller Thomson LLP, where he became head of Miller Thomson’s Labour & Employment Group in Calgary.
Barry Clapp advises and represents employees and employers in all aspects of employment law, including wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, severance packages, employment issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, employment agreements, federal and provincial labour laws, and employment standards obligations.
Barry Clapp regularly represents and advises senior executives and upper management employees in various business sectors in Alberta. He understands that senior executives often have specialized issues requiring particular attention, including stock option agreements, executive employment agreements, compensation issues, non-solicitation agreements, non-competition agreements, restrictive covenants, injunctions and executive consulting agreements.
Barry Clapp also represents employees and employers regarding all employment-related human rights issues, including maternity leave issues, harassment, sexual harassment, disability issues and discrimination.
Barry Clapp has successfully appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, including the Court of Queen's Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal, and has represented clients on numerous employment litigation matters before labour arbitration boards, the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Alberta Labour Relations Board and the Federal Court of Canada.
Barry Clapp provides practical and efficient advice. He identifies key issues quickly and recommends efficient solutions tailored to the specific objectives of his clients. Barry’s commitment to personal service and responsiveness to his clients has fostered long-term relationships based on trust, confidence and results.
As an avid amateur nature photographer, Barry loves to hike and photograph in and around Calgary and the Kananaskis, capturing some of Alberta’s amazing natural beauty. Barry plays guitar and piano, and loves to play acoustic music with his wife. When he is not working, hiking, walking in nature or making music, you can find him in the kitchen, honing his culinary skills.
University of Alberta, B.A.
University of Victoria, LL.B.
Member, Alberta Law Society
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