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What to do if you’re being “quiet fired”

Rising interest rates, inflation, and media buzz about an impending recession causes anxiety for a lot of employees – and not just those who have been let go. We wrote a piece recently about employers “quiet firing” employees. This is where employers start treating an employee badly with the hope that the employee will walk away from [...]

What to do if you’re laid off in 2023

According to CTV News, Bank of Canada surveys suggest more than 70 percent of Canadian consumers, and two-thirds of businesses think a recession is likely in the next 12 months.   In some ways, it looks like a recession may already be unfolding.  A number of high-profile corporations have been announcing layoffs in 2023, and [...]

By |2023-01-31T11:27:53-08:00January 25th, 2023|Loss of a Job|

Can I secretly record people at work?

We are often asked by employees whether they should record people at work to get evidence about how they’re being treated. A recent case out of the British Columbia Supreme Court highlights some of the risks of conducting secret or “surreptitious” recordings for employees in the workplace.  In Shalagin v. Mercer Celgar Limited Partnership, 2022 BCSC [...]

By |2023-01-10T18:37:16-08:00January 10th, 2023|Breach of Privacy, Tips|

What do I do if I’ve been fired for cause?

If you are not a union member, your employer can terminate your employment at any time either for a justifiable reason (“cause”) without advance notice or, depending on the terms of your employment contract, by providing you sufficient advance notice (“reasonable notice”) or pay in lieu of reasonable notice that your employment is going to [...]

By |2022-11-18T10:03:03-08:00November 18th, 2022|Loss of a Job, Tips|

Top six things to do if you’ve been fired or laid off

Top six things to do if you’ve been fired or laid off In this blog article, we review six things you should do, from a legal perspective, if you’ve been fired or laid off. 1)       Don’t sign anything before you talk to a lawyer, but get what you’re owed under employment standards legislation! Before you sign [...]

By |2022-09-26T13:01:38-07:00September 26th, 2022|Loss of a Job, Tips|

Top five myths about employment law

Top five myths about employment law At Labour Rights Law, all we do is employment, labour, and human rights law.  Since we opened our doors in 2013, we’ve helped hundreds of employees and small businesses negotiate tough workplace issues in Coquitlam and the Tri-Cities area, across BC, and the rest of Canada. Here are some [...]

By |2022-09-07T09:46:08-07:00September 19th, 2022|BC Employment Standards Act, Employment Contracts, Tips|

How do I know if a severance package is fair?

How do I know if a severance package is fair? Losing your job can be one of the most stressful experiences you will ever face.  One of the biggest sources of stress, obviously, is money. When you’re told you can’t rely on continuing paycheques any more, and are asked to agree to a final payment [...]

By |2022-09-07T09:46:17-07:00September 12th, 2022|Loss of a Job, Severance Package|

“Quiet Firing” and What it Means For Employees

Recently, the media have begun talking about “quiet firing.” Sound familiar?  Well, the term sounds a lot like “quiet quitting.” “Quiet quitting” is a recently coined term used to describe employees who put in no extra hours or effort beyond what’s required by their employer.   What do people mean by “quiet firing?”  It’s basically when an employer looks to [...]

By |2022-09-09T15:03:12-07:00September 6th, 2022|Discrimination at Work, Health and Safety, Human Rights Law|

Tips on how to file a human rights complaint

"Tips on how to file a human rights complaint" is the second blog in a two-part series. In last week’s blog, we reviewed what to consider before filing your complaint. This blog provides some tips for what to do when you’re drafting and filing your complaint. When filing: Explain the discrimination in detail The majority [...]

By |2022-09-11T21:40:28-07:00July 29th, 2022|Discrimination at Work, Human Rights Law|

How do I make a human rights complaint?

Labour Rights Law practices only in the areas of employment, labour, and human rights law. Over the years, our lawyers have consulted with many clients after the client’s filed their own human rights complaint. Unfortunately, when this happens, we almost always find that the client has made mistakes when filing their claim – mistakes that [...]

By |2022-09-11T21:39:29-07:00July 25th, 2022|Discrimination at Work, Human Rights Law|