Susan P. Arnold


Susan’s areas of expertise are labour, employment, human rights and administrative law. She also has considerable knowledge in relation to matters under the British Columbia Police Act.

Susan acts for both public and private sector employers in the BC, Yukon and federal jurisdictions. She has considerable experience representing clients in labour, employment and human rights matters before the British Columbia Labour Relations Board, Canada Industrial Relations Board, BC Human Rights Tribunal and Yukon Human Rights Commission, as well as federal and provincial arbitration boards.

Susan sat on the Committee of Special Advisors to the Government of British Columbia for the Review of the Employment Standards Act. She is a former adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, where she taught labour and human rights law. Currently, Susan is a member of the Project Committee of the British Columbia Law Institute’s Employment Standards Act Reform Project.

Susan has been continuously recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of labour and employment law since 2011 in The Best Lawyers in Canada. She has also been repeatedly recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of workplace human rights and is recognized in the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal in the area of labour, employment and benefits. Prior to establishing Sheen Arnold McNeil, Susan was a partner for many years in a leading national labour, employment and human rights firm.

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Law Society of Yukon
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • LL.B. University of British Columbia (1982)
  • B.A. University of British Columbia (1977)
  • Collective Agreements
  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Labour Relations and Employment Law, including Employment Standards
  • Human Rights
  • Privacy
  • Administrative Law
  • B.C. Police Act


Vancouver Leading Practitioners – Workplace Human Rights
Repeatedly recommended.


Included continuously since 2011 in The Best Lawyers in Canada for Labour and Employment Law.

Who’s Who Legal Canada 2018 – Recognized in the areas of Labour, Employment and Benefits