Whether you’re an employee or an employer, our trusted team of specialized employment lawyers are here to help you navigate the legal intricacies of the modern workplace. At Kent, our practice covers all major areas of employment law, including employment contracts, wrongful dismissal, severance packages, Employment Standards issues, and workplace human rights issues relating to disability, harassment, and/or discrimination on any of the protected grounds.
Employer law services at a glance
We work with our clients to understand the full scope of their situations, adding value to every service we offer. Kent’s employment lawyers can provide all the services attaching to each and every stage of the employer-employee relationship, including:
- Advising on recruiting and hiring
- Employment contract drafting
- Policy manual development
- Compensation plans
- Employment disputes
- Performance management and improvement
- Promotion and demotion
- Managing employee absenteeism caused by illness or disability
- Ending the employment relationship
- Structuring and negotiation of severance packages
- Workplace human rights
- Representing clients at all levels of court and before administrative tribunals
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.
We help employers and employees foster sustainable employment relationships
A sustainable employment relationship is a reciprocal arrangement between an employer and employee. It rests on a workplace that is transparent, collaborative and fair. It fosters a culture of engagement, productivity, and commitment. And it helps all stakeholders derive more benefits, both tangible and intangible, while finding deeper meaning in their work.
How do we do this? By giving our clients the legal tools they need to build these relationships, teaching them how to use these tools, and being on call for implementation and follow-up.
Meet our employment lawyers
Kent’s reputation is the product of a highly talented stable of employment lawyers who not only know the law, but also take the time to know our clients as well. This allows us to accurately tailor our advice and other legal services to fit each client’s unique set of circumstances, and feel genuine empathy for the employees and employers we serve. Our firm has compiled an enviable track record over the years, and much of that success stems from having lawyers who understand that professional excellence often depends on human engagement.
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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.