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Alejandra (Ale) Henao is an associate with KSW Lawyers Employment & Labour group with a focus on employment and WorkSafeBC matters. She regularly assists employees dealing with workplace harassment, human rights issues, WorkSafeBC compensation claim reviews and appeals, including disability, pension, vocational rehabilitation and other related matters. She also works with businesses/employers on WorkSafeBC classification/assessment matters and occupational health and safety claims (Prohibited Action Complaints).
Ale’s interest in employment law started with the West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). She facilitated a program that discussed employment rights, human rights, and systemic discrimination with high school students across the Lower Mainland and in Kamloops. Throughout law school, Ale worked as a Research Assistant for the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project. She also worked as a Program Coordinator for Pro Bono Students Canada, managing a law student program that provides free legal services to organizations and individuals in need. Ale completed her law degree at Thompson Rivers University in 2018 having received the Dean’s Discretionary Award, the Law Foundation of British Columbia Public Interest Award, and the Bill W. Eremko Memorial Award.
Prior to legal studies, Ale obtained her BA in Political Science and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Her focus on Environmental Studies was influenced by the British Council’s Arctic expedition studying fluctuating ocean temperatures and their impact on oceanic biodiversity.
Outside of work, Ale enjoys running, trying to train her pug, Bee, and taking after her mother’s artistic talent in drawing pencil portraits.
Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law, British Columbia
University of Victoria
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Is your business following HR best practices when it comes to employee accommodation & human rights to prevent legal challenges? Do you want to learn more about Discrimination, Duty to Accommodate, Duty to Maintain Employment, Family Status Discrimination & Disability? The Art of Accommodation - As the employment & human rights law landscape continually evolves, staying informed about new rules and requirements is crucial for employers. Given the upcoming changes in WorkSafeBC and the rising instances of discrimination, harassment, and other human rights claims, we are tailoring our annual seminar to address these pressing topics. Our Employment & Labour Group is delighted to announce The "Art" of Accommodation - Human Rights & Avoiding Discrimination seminar this winter, dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of employee accommodations.
Ale Henao, and her team did an amazing job on my employment case. Ale met me at a difficult time in my life, a moment someone like me would have never thought to be in. She was calm, smart, compassionate, experienced, and delivered positive outcome in my case. If anyone in my network, needs legal services I will recommend this firm and Ale. Thank you. -Felix
Alejandra Henao did an amazing job. She keeps in contact, is detailed orientated, writes a powerful argument, is honest, straightforward, and trustworthy. I highly recommended Alejandra. #hatecrime #racism
Alejandra was an absolute blessing. She is absolutely the most compassionate lawyer I’ve ever known. Her patience and ability to really dive into my actual emotions of what I’ve been dealing with was pretty outstanding. If you’re wondering who to hire next don’t worry, you are safe with her!
Alejandra Henao and Chris Drinovz was my lawyer and honestly, I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. He handled my case with care and diligence. Alejandra and Chris was always available with any questions or concerns that I had. I am more than satisfied with the outcome of my human rights case. KSW Lawyers helped me through the hardest time of my life and I will be forever grateful.
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