Our team works to exercise your legal rights in
- discrimination issues,
- workplace safety
- termination issues
- pay and time off
- family and medical leave compensation
A common question we receive involves termination. According the the BC Ministry of Labour, the B.C. Employment Standards Act does not remove an employer’s right to terminate an employee. According to the BC Ministry of Labour, the Act requires that employees who are terminated receive written notice or compensation based on length of service.
As well, according to the BC Ministry of Labour:
An employee who voluntarily quits his or her employment is not entitled to written notice of termination or compensation for length of service. Final wages, including any outstanding wages such as annual vacation pay, statutory holiday pay and overtime either worked or in a time bank, must be paid to the employee within six days after the employee’s last day of work. The Act does not require the employee to give notice to the employer.
This is not legal advice.
If you are concerned about any of the following areas, or wish to conduct a review of existing contracts and/or incentive plan documentation contact one of the lawyers below for an initial consultation (free of charge)
Other areas of expertise include:
- Wrongful dismissals and disability claims
- Drafting of employment contracts
- Advising on human rights issues
- Workers Compensation Act issues
- Employment Standards Act issues
- Employee stock options and incentive plans
- Litigation involving breach of employment contracts