Can employees sue HR over bad references? By Rachel Ranosa, Human Resources Director Canada, December 11, 2019 Defamation in the workplace isn’t limited to gossiping around the watercooler. Sometimes, an employer who provides false statements about a former employee during a background check may end up getting sued for defamation. Find out more in Rachel […]
UVic threatens disciplinary action if athletes speak about coach investigation By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press, November 22, 2019 Three rowers who accused their coach of harassment and verbal abuse say the University of Victoria has threatened them with disciplinary action if they speak about the results of the investigation. Find out more, including what […]
Drunken, heated argument about sugar daddies gets server fired — but leads to sweet payout By Liam Britten, British Columbia, CBC, November 22, 2019 Richard Johnson says he’s not surprised by a recent tribunal ruling that found a Vancouver restaurant did not have just cause when it fired a part-time server for her off-duty conduct. […]
How Canadian Employers Address Bullying and Harassment: Fiona McFarlane speaks to SHRM Online (July 2019)
To date, British Columbia is the only Canadian province that has developed policies specifically addressing workplace bullying. What are a BC employer’s duties when it comes to this area of employee health and safety and how can they meet them? KEL’s Fiona McFarlane recently spoke to SHRM Online’s Catherine Skrzypinski about workplace investigations and employer […]
We are currently looking for a lawyer to join our Vancouver team. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of litigation experience with at least two of those in the field of employment law, an established employment law client base and the skills and temperament needed to manage a busy caseload and foster and develop […]
Ahead of Vancouver Fashion Week’s fall/winter 2019 showcase, dozens of ex-volunteers shared with Vancouver Magazine experiences in which they worked long hours, faced unsafe conditions and were unpaid. Check out Lucy Lau’s piece here to find out more, including what KEL’s Richard Johnson’s has to say about unpaid internships and volunteer work.
Focusing on how you will fit into a prospective work environment is critical to avoid “going from the frying pan into the fire” and being forced to move on within a short period of time, explains Vancouver human rights and employment lawyer Richard Johnson.
We are currently looking for a lawyer to join our Victoria team. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of litigation experience with at least two of those in the field of employment law, an established employment law client base and the skills and temperament needed to manage a busy caseload and foster and develop […]
We are delighted to announce that Kent Employment Law was once again named one of the Top 3 Employment Lawyers in Vancouver by ThreeBestRated.ca, based on a 50-point assessment that includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to “general excellence”. Learn more here!
Can you get fired for expressing your political views? That’s what happened when a restaurant manager refused to serve a patron wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. As KEL lawyer David Brown explains to Global News: “In most circumstances in Canada there is nothing inherently wrong with terminating an employee, provided that the employee is […]