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Employment Law Services

Our experiences at work influence almost every other aspect of our lives. As former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Dickson, opined:

Work is one of the most fundamental aspects in a person's life, providing the individual with a means of financial support and, as importantly, a contributory role in society. A person's employment is an essential component of his or her sense of identity, self-worth and emotional well-being.

Reference Re Public Service Employee Relations Act (Alta.), [1987] 1 S.C.R. 313, at p. 368.

Difficulties or unfair treatment at work can be traumatic for an employee and their loved ones. At Candid Legal, we understand that our clients come to us during some of the most stressful periods of their lives: they have lost their jobs, been disciplined at work, or been demoted or mistreated and want to know their legal rights.

Often, a consultation is all that is required. When it is not, we can also help with contract or severance negotiations, administrative agency claims, and court actions.

Specifically, we provide our clients with strategic advice and representation relating to:

  • negotiating compensation and employment contracts;
  • non-compete and confidentiality agreements;
  • wrongful dismissal and severance agreements;
  • unpaid wages and overtime matters;
  • family and medical leave disputes; and
  • human rights claims.

Nanaimo lawyer Sabrina Yeudall’s experience in employment law includes the representation of labour unions and their members, and the representation of employees and small business owners when disputes over the end of employment have arisen. She is knowledgeable about employment contracts, standard and unusual compensation agreements, and the duties employers have towards their employees under human rights and disability law.

Learn more about some specific areas of our practice below. Or contact us today to find out how we can assist you with an employment law matter. Based in Nanaimo, British Columbia, we work with clients throughout Vancouver Island.

Wrongful Dismissal / Severance

Nanaimo, BC, employment lawyer Sabrina Yeudall works with employers and employees who need legal advice concerning their rights and obligations when an employment relationship ends. Although most employment in British Columbia is "at will," termina…

Small Business

Although the law in British Columbia permits either party to end an employment relationship at any time for almost any reason, disagreements often arise about what constitutes reasonable notice and what a former employee can or can’t do with th…

Disability & Accommodation

British Columbia Human Rights law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of disability (among other grounds). “Disability” includes any involuntary physical or mental condition which has some degree of permanence, and it also include…

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