About Sebastien Anderson

As a recognized member of the law community, he is frequently invited to make presentations on a wide variety of topics to professional colleagues in law, to labour relations professionals and practitioners, and to union officers, stewards, and members. For more than 17 years he has participated in the Canadian Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral program to make access to justice more available and affordable.

The cost of the RCMP’s ‘culture of dysfunction’

The cost of the RCMP’s ‘culture of dysfunction’ - When Pierre Lemaitre graduated in red serge in 1986, he was shipped to B.C., far from his Quebec upbringing. Location didn’t matter: he had his Stetson and his Strathcona boots — he was a Mountie. This was the realization of a lifelong dream. With an aching [...]

Can You Get Fired for Refusing to Work Overtime?

In British Columbia, Canada, the Employment Standards Act defines the minimum standards of employment that apply to most workplaces in the province. Every province in Canada will have similar acts that outline expectations of employers and employees, though these standards may vary from one place to another. While the Employment Standards Act provides guidelines for [...]

What to Look for in a Labour Lawyer

Employees and employers across industries and including freelancers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and contractors seek labour lawyers to provide advice on every step of the employment process. Labour lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to ensure your rights are protected whichever side of the coin you land on. If you are experiencing workplace challenges, setting out [...]

By |2021-05-13T10:53:18-07:00December 22nd, 2018|Successful Advocacy, The Firm, Tips|

Human Rights Law in Canada

Canada is a country that provides its citizens with a wide range of rights and freedoms.  In 1977, the Parliament of Canada passed the Canadian Human Rights Act that intends to define rights and freedoms that apply equally to all its citizens regardless of their personal identities.  In other words, no matter your sex, sexual [...]

Anthony Moffatt has accepted our offer to join the Firm as an Associate Lawyer!

We are pleased to announce that Anthony Moffatt has accepted our offer to join the Firm as an Associate Lawyer commencing Wednesday, 3 January 2019. Anthony obtained his LL.B. from UBC in 2006. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007, and was called to the BC Bar in 2010. Since 2011 he has [...]

By |2021-05-13T10:53:18-07:00November 13th, 2018|Successful Advocacy, The Firm, Uncategorized|

What are the Benefits of Employment Insurance?

In Canada, employment insurance (EI) is operated by the government and provides temporary income assistance for eligible employees who cannot work.  There are different types of benefits offered through EI in Canada including regular benefits and special benefits.  Of course, as with any kind of insurance, there are specific eligibility requirements.   Let’s take a moment [...]

By |2021-05-13T10:53:18-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Loss of a Job, Successful Advocacy, The Firm|

CLEBC – Labour Relations 2018

On 24 October 2018, Sebastien Anderson will be making a presentation to his peers in legal community attending at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s conference: Labour Relations 2018. Sebastien will be addressing grievances and arbitrations concerning bullying and harassment.

By |2021-05-13T10:53:18-07:00October 15th, 2018|Successful Advocacy, The Firm|

RCMP lawsuit that alleged sexist, racist workplace settled

RCMP settle lawsuit - The RCMP officer who has settled her claim says she is now able to move forward in a better work environment. (Rafferty Baker/CBC) There has been a settlement in the case of a Vancouver Island RCMP officer who alleged a supervisor made derogatory comments against women and First Nations people. Labour [...]

By |2021-05-13T10:53:18-07:00September 23rd, 2018|Discrimination at Work, Successful Advocacy, The Firm|

Choosing an Employment Lawyer

Employees and employers alike sometimes require the services of an employment lawyer.  Whether you are negotiating an employment contract, dealing with the difficult circumstances around a possible wrongful dismissal, or even managing the nuances of a human rights complaint, employment lawyers offer a breadth of expertise that may effectively serve employees as well as employers.  [...]

By |2021-05-13T11:16:48-07:00September 18th, 2018|Successful Advocacy, The Firm, Wrongful Dismissal|

What is an Employment Resignation?

It’s really quite simple.  Resignation is the process by which you officially end or terminate employment.  There are many ways to submit your resignation; depending on the nature of your employment contract or the laws in your province, you may resign verbally or in writing.  That being said, most employers will request written notification of [...]

By |2020-06-11T15:08:59-07:00July 19th, 2018|Loss of a Job|

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