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Navigating Workplace Burnout in British Columbia

Author name: Labour Rights Law

Navigating Workplace Burnout in British Columbia

Workplace burnout is more than just feeling tired or stressed; it’s a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by prolonged stress or overwork. Symptoms of burnout may include fatigue, reduced productivity, feelings of cynicism or detachment from work, and decreased job satisfaction. Workplace burnout has become a prevalent issue affecting employees and employers […]

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Understanding the Motherhood Penalty: What It Means for Working Mothers

The “Motherhood Penalty” is a term that refers to the economic disadvantages women often face in the workplace after becoming mothers. Despite progress, working mothers still encounter significant barriers, such as inadequate maternity leave support, limited childcare options, and insufficient flexible work arrangements. It’s crucial for working mothers to understand this concept and its implications,

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Indemnity for Legal Fees? : A Landmark Decision for Employee Rights at Trial

Introduction In a recent case, Amer v Shaw Communications Canada Inc., 2023 FCA 237, Justice Gleason made a noteworthy decision to uphold the Adjudicator’s award of substantial indemnity costs. Indemnity costs are awarded as compensation for costs incurred by a party during legal proceedings. What makes this ruling stand out is that contrary to the

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To Audio Record Meetings During Employment Relationship, Is Not the Question!

We are often asked by employees if they should secretly make audio recordings during meetings with their supervisors, investigative or disciplinary meetings, or co-workers. In response to such inquiries we advise employees to take handwritten notes during such meetings and to ask to be accompanied by their union steward (in a unionized environment) or a

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How Do Canadian Human Rights Tribunals Address Employment Issues?

How Do Human Rights Tribunals Function in Canada? In Canada, Human Rights Tribunals are specialized legal bodies that handle complaints related to discrimination and harassment under the Human Rights Code. These tribunals operate independently from the government and have the power to make binding decisions. They are designed to be more accessible and less formal

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How Do Civil Litigation Processes Apply to Employment Disputes?

Has Your Employer Violated Your Rights? If you are a victim of employment harassment or discrimination, wrongful termination, employer retaliation, or if an employer is not paying you properly, a Vancouver employment rights lawyer will fight for your employment rights and advocate for the justice you deserve and need. The Canadian Human Rights Act prohibits

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