Pamela (Pam) Hinman is a partner in the Employment & Labour Group at Cassels. Pam practices in all areas of employment and labour law and is called to the bar in both Alberta and Ontario. Pam is experienced in employment, labour, and human rights litigation, and has represented private and public sector employers at grievance and interest arbitrations, mediations, human rights tribunals, labour relations boards, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, and all levels of court in Ontario. Pam also provides strategic, practical, and policy advice in respect of employee and labour relations, employee performance and discipline, human rights and workplace accommodation, employment standards, workplace investigations, workplace privacy, occupational health and safety (including harassment and violence issues), workplace safety and insurance, and accessibility legislation. Pam has significant experience in the post-secondary sector, having spent time working in house in academic labour relations.
Pam received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she specialized in labour and employment law. Prior to joining Cassels, Pam articled and practiced at a leading management-side labour and employment litigation boutique in Toronto.
Pam is also a professional violinist. Prior to entering law school, Pam was awarded a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Music in violin performance from the University of Toronto. Pam has performed regularly with a number of professional Canadian orchestras, including the Canadian Opera Company orchestra.