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The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced May 27 2021 that the remains of 215 indigenous children, some as young as three years-old, were found in a mass grave at the former Kamloops Residential School.  The staff and lawyers at Labour Rights Law join with other allies who wear orange to show support and solidarity with the First Nations and increase awareness about the atrocities perpetrated at Canada’s residential schools. We believe that all Canadians have a role to play in reconciliation with First Nations peoples. All of us at Labour Rights Law care and want to help the healing.

Employment, labour, and human rights law is all that we do.

And we love what we do.

Since 2013, Labour Rights Law has been providing effective, affordable legal advice to individuals, unions, and select small businesses and not-for-profits.  Clients can consult with our lawyers from the comfort of their own home, or visit in-person at the Firm’s innovative workspace located in Coquitlam, BC.

Labour Rights Law provides legal advice and representation to all Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec.

EXPERIENCED.

Our team has appeared in all levels of court in BC and represented clients in courts across Canada. We have a significant amount of experience before a wide variety of tribunals, including labour boards, employment standards tribunals and human rights tribunals.

EFFECTIVE.

We take pride in our practical, creative solutions – and in our litigation track record when a more adversarial approach is needed.

APPROACHABLE.

We never talk to you in legal jargon. We take the time to explain your options plainly and ensure you’re informed and confident every step of the way. And our technology allows you to consult with us wherever you’d like.

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“I have recently experienced the five star services Sebastien Anderson and his team provided. This law firm understood my unique work culture, the internal dynamics and operational/administrative processes. I was immediately supported, provided excellent advice and ongoing assurances throughout the entire process. Mr. Anderson is very accessible, genuine and knowledgeable. He has extensive experience in a very challenging field. At no time was I ever left with doubt or questions. It was especially important to me that my legal counsel was affordable, modern, aggressive and informed. Labour Rights Law Firm, specifically Mr. Anderson, checked all those boxes and more.”

JS • Client

“Should anyone be seeking, or considering legal representation, I would highly recommend engaging the services of Sebastien Anderson, and Labour Rights Law.

One of our adult children found himself in a situation where he required not only professional legal representation but was also in need of ongoing support and advice during a stressful and difficult period in his life. The issue impacted very heavily on every one our family members.

Sebastien’s representation provided not just a timely and effective legal resolution to the issue, but he continued to provide measured, calm and sensible directions to allow the entire family to move forward with confidence.
In our case, to say that Sebastien saved our lives is far more than a cliché, and we are so grateful that we had someone of his stature on our side.”

RS • Client

“It is difficult to select one aspect describing the service that was provided to my wife and I. We were in a situation where we urgently needed to develop and register our will. Initially we contacted Sebastien Anderson to determine if Labour Rights Law could provide the support we required. He quickly assigned Sherry Shir to guide us through the process. Sherry was fantastic! She was exceptionally professional and knowledgeable in helping us to create our will. At the same time Sherry was very personable and understanding of some of the difficult issues we needed to address in creating our will. We now have a very comprehensive yet concise and understandable will. We are very confident now that our wishes will be maintained regardless of what the future holds for us.

We highly recommend Labour Rights Law and Sherry Shir to anyone in need of legal support in challenging situations.”

PC • Client

“Great firm. Anthony Moffatt was fantastic; he helped a friend of mine out who was in a bind. Would highly recommend him and the firm!”

AH • Client

“I got amazing help from Madeline Harden. Very humane approach, very helpful. I felt she cared a lot to help and guide me through the process. A big THANK YOU!”

MI • Client

“I would like to start this review to say that Labour Rights has changed my life in the best way possible and protected me from a very from grim outlook before coming into contact with their firm.

They have not only protected my long term financial outlook for my family who depend on me after a substantial workplace accident. They have done this placing a strategic plans in place to obtain the best outcome for you.

From the first time I met with the Labour Rights I attended with my wife and union representative. I was exhausted and fatigued of being contacted by different insurance adjusters and in a bad mental state of mind due to the fatigue and stress of the unknown. I had tried my best but was not advised properly and wished that I had gotten their representation earlier.

The owner Sebestian Anderson and new legal “Rockstar” Anthony Moffatt carefully listened to my story and concerns in great depth in their beautiful and calm conference room. I had struggled with lots of anxiety around my situation and put me at ease from the moment we arrived.

It was the first time I felt like someone was actually listening and was a committed as myself. I no longer felt alone in my fight. They took detailed notes and spoke in depth with my wife to get an even deeper understanding. I had finally met my team that was going to lift me up when I was down.

This was my first impression and day after day they have not disappointed. They have delivered and then over delivered. They set their standards high and simplify every move while still listening to how you would like to proceed after a detailed explanation.

They will not jump on the easy out. They will explore every option to make sure it is the right choice. Anthony has continued to impress my with his writing, education, ability to convey my wishes in legalize, and find new ways to make my life easier personally and professionally.

I personally have enjoyed every interaction with Anthony appreciate his empathy, communication, listening skills, and would consider him a friend that has changed my families life. Thank you on so many levels for being exactly what I needed to get through this wild ride.

Please if you are in bad place and your voice is not being heard and want true and effective results hire Labour Rights. Labour rights will hit a grand slam home run for your future. From start to finish they are true professionals.”

SC • Client

“This is a very professional and trustworthy firm. The lawyers go above and beyond their call of duty, with the clients best interests. They are also personable and I have had the pleasure of running into many of them at community events. I would highly recommend this firm for any human rights or employment claims!”

DA • Client

“My union approached Sebastien Anderson several years ago to assist us in navigating a difficult and disputed union certification process. He and his team fought very hard for us, gave us good advice along the way, and we won certification. Since then, we have engaged Labour Rights Law to assist us with grievances and other Labour matters. The advice he gave was not always what we wanted to hear but it was always well researched and legally sound. The team at LRL has been great to work. If you need a balanced and competent labour law team behind you, I can’t recommend a better firm than Labour Rights Law.”

DH • Client

“During the past several years I have had a dispute with the organization I worked for 28+ years. When someone is let go, fired, or constructively dismissed, they are catapulted into a situation that can be highly charged with emotion and from a legal perspective, foreign. I was medically relieved from work after almost three decades of service. After dealing with another law firm I transferred my file to Labour Rights Law Office who exceeded my expectations and surpassed those of other law firms.

Sebastien and Sherry are a team with many years of experience, in many fields within the Labour Law arena, an asset in todays complicated employment environment. They have provided me with outcomes that have provided me and my family much relief. I have referred to them as my gladiators, who take on the ‘big organization’ and get results.

In short, this firm is unlike many large firms in the Vancouver area. It is a corporate model that assists their clients with easy access, successful discussions and outcomes, with a goal of strategic court documents when needed. They quickly reviewed and summarized my file objectives. Pros and Cons were weighed out. I felt in control and fully informed. They helped unravel and move me forward in one of the most difficult times of my life.

Solid 5 star rating!

A special ‘shout out’ to Fatemeh in the front office, a top-notch person who is an absolute pleasure to deal with, always friendly and calming to my nerves.”

DO • Client

“This is a great law firm full of lawyers that are willing to listen, answer questions and give you an honest opinion. Even if it’s not the one you want to hear. My worksite started using them years ago and we have never looked back.”

BG • Client