Earlier this month, Dr. Bonnie Henry said that British Columbia was coming to the “end of our beginning of this pandemic.” As the number of reported cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have decreased, we British Columbians have begun to look forward to our uncertain future. To give us an idea of what is in store, the … Continued
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Due to the ongoing economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic many companies in the Tri-Cities are implementing measures to ensure their financial stability during the crisis. Unfortunately, this often means making difficult decisions about staff and compensation. Already, many companies have temporarily laid off or reduced the wages of their employees, and many more are … Continued
Denied or Cut Off Long Term Disability Benefits or CPP Disability? Unable to Work? Step 1 Do not quit your job! If you are too sick to work due to injury or sickness, do not quit your job. Step 2 Provide medical note to employer Instead, get a medical note and consider what benefits … Continued
If you’ve been let go from your job and decide to file a claim for wrongful dismissal against your former employer, you must remember that you have a duty to mitigate your damages following your dismissal. What this means is that you have an obligation to look for and obtain new, comparable employment, which would … Continued
You’ve just been demoted, been advised that your pay is going to be significantly reduced, or another change to your job description has been implemented that completely alters your day-to-day tasks as an employee – what are your rights and what do you need to know in order to protect yourself? When an employer unilaterally … Continued
People often think discrimination applies only to racial and ethnic differences, but as DBM always advises our clients, the BC Human Rights Code covers much more than that. The Code prevents employers from discriminating against potential employees due to race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or the conviction of an “offence that is unrelated to the employment … Continued
I think I was let go from my job unfairly. What rights do I have? Here are the answers to 4 key questions about wrongful dismissal. Many psychologists rank losing your job among the top five stressful events you can go through in life. It ranks up there with divorce, major illness, even the death … Continued
It seems straightforward: you get a job and expect paid vacation to go along with it. But the rules and the law around vacation and vacation pay can be among the most confusing aspects of employment. Below are the four most commonly asked questions about vacation pay and our Coles notes response: How much vacation … Continued
The vast majority of employers in BC treat their employees with respect, and value their contribution to the success of the business. Unfortunately, there are exceptions. At DBM, we have represented clients who have faced discrimination or have had their human rights abused in the workplace. It is important to know your rights, and know … Continued
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