About the Reviewer
Appointed in April 2019, retired labour lawyer Janet Patterson has been undertaking an independent review of B.C.’s workers’ compensation system. Read the news release.
Read the Terms of Reference.
Janet Patterson has been practicing law in the B.C. workers’ compensation system context for more than 17 years.
Patterson was an adjudicator at the Public Service Appeal Board in the 1990s. In 2001, she joined the appeal division of the Workers͛ Compensation Board as an appeal commissioner. She was appointed vice-chair of the newly created Workers͛ Compensation Appeal Tribunal and served as a vice-chair and deputy registrar from 2003-05.
In 2005, Patterson joined the law firm of Rush Crane Guenther, where she represented workers in complex compensation appeals at all levels and in a variety of related proceedings, including discriminatory actions, section 257 applications, arbitration, disability appeals and Canada Pension Plan appeals. She was the co-chair for the 2016 Continuing Legal Education session on workers’ compensation.