About Kent Employment Law
Kent Employment Law provides advice and representation to both employers and employees, covering the full spectrum of workplace legal matters. After more than two decades in operation, our firm enjoys an excellent reputation throughout Western Canada and the Far North. Our clients come in all shapes and sizes, and from a rich diversity of industries and backgrounds, giving our team of dedicated employment lawyers a deep and varied well of knowledge and experience to draw on as we work to solve your problems.
Quality employment law services tailored to your needs
Kent Employment Law advises and represents individuals and organizations on all legal matters relating to the workplace. Whoever the client and whatever the issues at stake, our employment lawyers add value to every service they provide by both educating and listening to the client, and paying attention to detail. Above all else, our lawyers are persistent, providing steadfast advocacy that honors our firm’s mission to empower people.
Our team has the experience and expertise to advise on all major areas of employment law, from recruitment, contracts, and compensation/benefits issues to promotion/demotion, severance, and wrongful dismissal.
It is our distinctive approach, though, that has set Kent apart as one of Western Canada’s most trusted and respected employment law firms. We focus on empowering people and organizations by protecting their legal rights, a strategy that yields positive outcomes and lasting impacts in a sustainable environment.
Why choose Kent as your employment law firm
Kent employment lawyers are hard-working people you can trust, not just to provide sound advice and effective advocacy, but also to be proactive by taking the time to understand the full scope of your situation, and educating you on what options are available. Our team has the experience and the expertise to figure out the most complex challenges, the outlook to see past superficial obstacles, and the grit to dismantle or otherwise overcome more substantial ones.
Part of what makes Kent unique is our approach to workplace relationships. We call it “Sustainable Employment”. This approach aims to build workplaces that emphasize transparency, collaboration, and fairness. In turn, this fosters a culture of closer engagement, deeper commitment, and higher productivity, the fruits of which are shared more equitably, allowing the entire cycle to perpetuate itself.
Serving Western Canada and the Far North
Meet our dedicated employment law team
Our firm is built around a group of experienced, hard-working, proactive employment lawyers, backed by specialized support staff, who have the necessary mix of legal and people skills to solve (or prevent) your workplace problems. Known for our thoroughness, empathy, and positive end results, at Kent we never forget that our clients and their interests always come first.
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I am glad that I dealt with Gurkirat for my case. He discussed and studied my case and explained to me what the possible out comes can be. From the very start I had a clear picture what are the step that he will be taking and possible out comes from the ex employer. Communication was a breeze, he would respond to me immediately over email or call me. And the results were amazing too. I was told that I had an excellent package by my ex- employer, but Gurkirat could double it and even more. I would highly recommend Gurkirat and Kent Employment Law firm.Alan M.
I reached out to Gurkirat after I was terminated without cause under dubious conditions. This was a very stressful time for my family and I, however Gurkirat provided excellent guidance and was very professional every step of the way. He talked me through my emotions, and was able to help me focus on logic and facts. Gurkirat educated me on the legal process, armed me with information to make the right decisions throughout the process, and definitely had my best interests in mind. I would recommend Gurkirat’s services to anyone who requires legal consultation for employment law.Max B.
Sean was very understanding during our initial consultation and gave me honest advice about what realistic options I had. Shortly after I was laid off I retained his services. I am so pleased with my results from Kent law and more specifically Sean Marzinzik. My claim was difficult and was settled very quickly with my old employer, and I received much more than I thought I was originally entitled to. If you are uncertain about your workplace situation, it can really help you out to have someone on your side. Sean’s drive for me and passion for his clients really showed. I am very thankful for his initial consultation and follow up success as my lawyer.Marshall H.
Kimberly D. Darling at Kent Employment Law was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend her to anyone seeking legal advice. Labour Law can be extremely complicated and Kimberly took the time to make sure I understood the process every step of the way. She was able to negotiate a mutually agreeable resolution to my dispute and always kept me in the loop.Dan B.
Ryan Macklon was very helpful in providing me with a legal document in the form of an independent contractor contract. Ryan was prompt, knowledgeable, and flexible. I am very satisfied with the final product and would recommend any other small business owners to consider using Ryan’s legal services. Bonus that the cost was very reasonable and cheaper than other firms! Thank you Ryan!!Andrea C.
I was very happy with the legal services given by Kent and would highly recommend them. The outcome was favorable for my severance case. They were professional and explained the case law precedents clearly. They had good rapport with opposing counsel, and their fees were reasonable. I never felt like I was being taken advantage of. I chose the firm randomly. The services were good value. Highly recommended.Jon
Fiona Anderson of Kent Employment Law in Victoria is very knowledgeable and gave very good, well reasoned advice. Fiona is a great lawyer and I would fully recommend her to anyone in need of an employment lawyer!Jason B.
Services for employers
Does your organization have trouble attracting and retaining talent? Are managers and staff often at odds over the determination of commissions or bonuses? Do different departments have trouble working together? The Kent approach focuses on helping employers maintain healthy, happy, and productive workplaces by developing sustainable employment policies, from recruitment and onboarding to promotion and retirement. We work with businesses of all sizes, representing a wide variety of industries and workplace contexts, to resolve existing issues and prevent future ones by keeping all stakeholders on the same page.
Services for employees
Have you lost your job? Are you starting a new one? Could you be facing changes to your compensation package or other aspects of your current position? Are you concerned about how a co-worker or supervisor is treating you? Whatever your workplace situation may be, Kent Employment Law understands the issues facing employees, and we can help educate you about your rights, how to protect them, and how related legal processes work. Whatever the circumstances and what it takes to improve them, our goal is to support you in achieving fair and sustainable outcomes in the workplace.