Alfred Thiessen


Fred focuses his practice on labour law, employment law and civil litigation. He acts primarily for unions, associations and employees on all aspects of labour and employment law, including collective agreements, employment contracts, certifications, unfair labour practices, discipline and terminations. Fred’s advocacy has seen him make appearances before all levels of Manitoba Courts, the Federal Court of Canada, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. He also routinely appears before arbitration and adjudication boards, the Manitoba Labour Board, the Canada Labour Board, and the Manitoba Human Rights Commission.

Fred also dedicates time to a number of community and legal organizations, including acting as general counsel to a number of First Nation and Aboriginal organizations, and serves as an Appeals Officer under The Youth Drug Stabilization Act. He is also currently a Managing Partner of Tapper Cuddy LLP. Fred also enjoys exploring the wild with his wife and their two Labrador Retrievers, Milly and Jack.

direct: 204.944.3227
fax: 204.947.2593

Legal Assistant

Lisa Urbanski
direct: 204.944.3288
fax: 204.947.2593

Bar Admission

Called to the Manitoba Bar, 2006

Professional Activities

Partner at Tapper Cuddy LLP since 2015

Associate at Tapper Cuddy LLP, 2006-2014

General counsel, labour and employment matters to union and association clients

General Counsel to a number of First Nations and Aboriginal Organizations

Keynote speaker, Manitoba Hydro Professional Engineers Association (MHPEA) 2017 Annual General Meeting

Presenter at the 2019 Accommodation Law Conference

Community Activities

Appeals Officer under The Youth Drug Stabilization Act since 2008

Former Board Member, Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation, 2015-2018

Practice Areas


Juris Doctor, University of Manitoba, 2005

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Winnipeg, 2001

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