Sebastien Anderson2022-03-21T14:05:24-07:00

Sebastien approaches law as a creative problem solver. He has more than 37 years of labour relations experience in both unionized and non-unionized work environments. As a strong advocate, and one known for his practical and innovative solutions, he is your “go-to” lawyer for your human rights, and labour and employment needs.

Sebastien’s advocacy skills were developed through a broad range of labour relations experiences in the public sector (Federal, British Columbia, and Alberta), the private sector in both BC and Alberta, and in the Construction Industry in Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan. In addition, he has considerable experience representing both unionized and non-unionized police officers, healthcare workers, BC Nurses’ Union members, as well as other professionals.

Over the years he has also gained experience in a surprisingly broad range of intersecting fields of law including: Accommodation of Addictions, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Defamation, Disability, Torts, and Police Law, to name a few.

Sebastien doesn’t give “lip service” to workplace and human rights; he has lived and breathed it for decades. These concerns were cemented at the Labour College of Canada (CLC), his studies in Industrial Relations at Athabasca University, and during law school at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta. His firm commitment to access to justice motivated him to be called to the Bar in both British Columbia and Alberta.

He has had the good fortune of representing clients in the Appellate Courts in both British Columbia and Alberta, before the BC Supreme Court, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware, the Alberta Surrogate Court in Bankruptcy, as well as the Provincial Courts in both BC and Alberta. He has also represented clients before a broad range of administrative tribunals including the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan Labour Relations Boards, the Canada Pension Appeal Board, the Human Rights Tribunals for Canada, BC and Alberta, the Workers Compensation Boards in both BC and Alberta, and the BC Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

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.

His personal interest in computers and technology has led him to develop a highly automated and self-sufficient approach to the practice of law. In 2013, we introduced to the legal marketplace one of the first virtual labour, employment and human rights law offices in Canada: Labour Rights Law. As a result of our innovated law office environment, in 2017 our Firm was honoured to receive the Innovative Workplace Award from the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch).

Our philosophy is that we are people with legal education and experience helping other people to resolve their legal challenges and issues. We look forward to the honour of you letting us help you!

Sebastien Anderson Lawyer

SEBASTIEN ANDERSON

Barrister & Solicitor, Managing Partner
LL.B., Labour College of Canada ’83

“Sebastien is very knowledgeable and a lawyer of integrity”

LP • Client

“Amazing people who do everything they can to help the community. I’ve been here for both personal matters and for the nonprofit I help out with – they’ve been perfect every time.”

BC • Client

“Awesome team!!!!!! They are amazing, professional, and have great communication. Thank you very much Labour Rights Law. So expertise and professional, genuinely cared about helping me , without them, was not able to get my right. I highly recommend. Special thanks to Sebastian, Sherry and Madeline :)”

FS • Client

“Should anyone be considering hiring 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 of 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

“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!”

DO • 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
Sebastien Anderson Lawyer

SEBASTIEN ANDERSON

Barrister & Solicitor, Managing Partner
LL.B., Labour College of Canada ’83

Sebastien approaches law as a creative problem solver. He has more than 37 years of labour relations experience in both unionized and non-unionized work environments. As a strong advocate, and one known for his practical and innovative solutions, he is your “go-to” lawyer for your human rights, and labour and employment needs.

Sebastien’s advocacy skills were developed through a broad range of labour relations experiences in the public sector (Federal, British Columbia, and Alberta), the private sector in both BC and Alberta, and in the Construction Industry in Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan. In addition, he has considerable experience representing both unionized and non-unionized police officers, healthcare workers, BC Nurses’ Union members, as well as other professionals.

Over the years he has also gained experience in a surprisingly broad range of intersecting fields of law including: Accommodation of Addictions, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Defamation, Disability, Torts, and Police Law, to name a few.

Sebastien doesn’t give “lip service” to workplace and human rights; he has lived and breathed it for decades. These concerns were cemented at the Labour College of Canada (CLC), his studies in Industrial Relations at Athabasca University, and during law school at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta. His firm commitment to access to justice motivated him to be called to the Bar in both British Columbia and Alberta.

He has had the good fortune of representing clients in the Appellate Courts in both British Columbia and Alberta, before the BC Supreme Court, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware, the Alberta Surrogate Court in Bankruptcy, as well as the Provincial Courts in both BC and Alberta. He has also represented clients before a broad range of administrative tribunals including the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan Labour Relations Boards, the Canada Pension Appeal Board, the Human Rights Tribunals for Canada, BC and Alberta, the Workers Compensation Boards in both BC and Alberta, and the BC Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

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.

His personal interest in computers and technology has led him to develop a highly automated and self-sufficient approach to the practice of law. In 2013, we introduced to the legal marketplace one of the first virtual labour, employment and human rights law offices in Canada: Labour Rights Law. As a result of our innovated law office environment, in 2017 our Firm was honoured to receive the Innovative Workplace Award from the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch).

Our philosophy is that we are people with legal education and experience helping other people to resolve their legal challenges and issues. We look forward to the honour of you letting us help you!

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