Thomas A. Roper Q.C.


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800 Park Place
666 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC, V6C 3P3

Tel: (604) 806-3850
Fax: (604) 806-0933


Tom represents employers in the public, private sectors and professional associations. He provides strategic advice on all aspects of employment and labour relations and represents clients in employment related litigation.

Tom is a past President and current member of the Human Resources Management Association of British Columbia. He is a member of the Executive Committee (Common Law Canada) of the Canadian Labour Law Association, the Canadian affiliate of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Canadian Association of University Solicitors and the Selection Committee for the Bora Laskin Award, given annually by the University of Toronto for outstanding contribution to labour law in Canada. Tom is currently a member of the Board of Governors for the Business Council of British Columbia. He has written numerous articles, has lectured for Continuing Legal Education and is invited regularly to speak on labour and employment law matters.

In 1992, Tom was appointed by the British Columbia Minister of Labour to a Committee of Special Advisors to recommend an overall labour relations strategy for British Columbia, and was one of three special advisors responsible for drafting the Labour Relations Code.

Tom was appointed Queens Counsel in 1998 and is listed in the peer rated publications LEXPERT’s The Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the International Bar Association’s The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, and’s The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading employment and labour lawyer. He holds an AV® Preeminent™ rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, which is described as “a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.”

Roper Greyell is a Vancouver based employment and labour law firm. Working with clients of all sizes, including some of the largest and most sophisticated private and public sector employers in British Columbia, our lawyers are recognized for providing effective and relevant legal representation of the highest quality.

At Roper Greyell we take the time to get to know our clients. We recognize that we must know our clients’ businesses in order to recognize, fully understand and effectively respond to their employment and labour law needs. We partner with our clients to find practical cost effective solutions to immediate employment and labour challenges and to develop proactive long term strategies.

Roper Greyell represents clients in most areas of the BC economy including construction, forestry, marine transportation, mining, health care, post-secondary education, retail food and drugs, public transportation, utilities and the municipal sector. Our practice areas include management-side labour law, human rights law, wrongful dismissal litigation, drafting employment contracts, privacy law, workers compensation, employment standards and employment related immigration.

“Thomas Roper QC is a skilled litigator and active participant in the BC labour and employment market. He regularly advises employers in the public and private sectors as well as professional associations.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015