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Thelma Zindoga
Thelma Zindoga (she, her, hers) Associate | Vancouver

About Thelma

Thelma practises in all employment and labour law areas, advising employers on a broad spectrum of employment, human rights and regulatory matters, including matters relating to pre-employment and hiring issues, preparation of employment agreements and employment policies, performance management, terminations and wrongful dismissal claims, workplace violence and harassment, accessibility, and occupational health and safety. She also frequently provides employment advice in relation to commercial transactions and commercial litigation matters.

In addition, Thelma is developing an active privacy and cyber-security practice, advising employers on matters such as access to information requests, preparing for and responding to privacy and data breaches, and compliance with privacy and anti-spam legislation.

Prior to joining Blakes, Thelma worked as an associate at another large national law firm and is an alumnus of the United Nations Association-Canada International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme.

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Representative matters in which Thelma has been involved include:

  • CAI Capital on the acquisition of LineStar Utility Supply Inc.

  • JX Nippon Mining & Metals on its acquisition of eCycle Solutions
Awards & Recognition

Thelma is recognized in the following publication:

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada – 2022–2024 (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker : Extraordinary Harms, Extraordinary Remedies: Learning from exceptional awards in human rights and arbitration cases
    Lancaster House Webinar, June 20, 2024.
  • Speaker : Cocktails and Cases
    Association of Corporate Counsel BC, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 26, 2023.
  • Presenter : Terminations and Layoffs of Employees: Best Practices for Canadian Employers
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, May 16, 2023.
  • Speaker : Employment Practice Liability: Legal Implications of Vaccine Mandates & WFH Policies in BC
    Insurance Institute of British Columbia Symposium, Burnaby, British Columbia, April 20, 2023.
  • Panellist : Sister to Sister (Sharing Experiences as a Black Female Lawyer in Canada)
    Black Law Students Association of Canada, 2022 Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 19, 2022.
  • Panellist : Labour and Employment: Canada’s Fastest-Growing Area of Law
    Black Law Students Association of Canada, 2022 Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 18, 2022.
Admission to the British Columbia Bar – 2018
Certificate of Qualification, National Committee on Accreditation-Federation of Canadian Law Societies – 2015
LLB, University of Cape Town – 2006
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