At KSW Lawyers, we provide a holistic, client-focused approach to law. By focusing on the specific needs of each client, while working together with other lawyers in our firm, we can make holistic recommendations that address the root cause of problems and guide you towards an appropriate course of action.
If you're having a problem at work, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. In many cases, the matter can be resolved by talking with an experienced employment lawyer.
Whether you’re an employer or business needing guidance, or an employee who's had their employment rights violated, want your employment contract reviewed, or are dealing with workplace disputes, our Abbotsford law firm is here for you. We have represented clients facing wrongful dismissal, workplace injury, and countless other employment-related matters through various legal avenues.
Our KSW lawyers have over 65 years of employment law experience, including experience in advising local businesses or employees, litigating at all levels of Court, provincial and federal workplace tribunals, and judicial reviews. We are known throughout Abbotsford, the Lower Mainland, and the Fraser Valley for our thorough and professional representation and innovative approach to cases.
The rules and regulations that govern the workplace are ever-evolving and navigating employment law can be a bewildering experience. By contracting an employment lawyer from our firm, we can help you resolve complex employment legal cases by defending your interests and giving you the edge you need to come out on top in employment-related disputes and litigation.
Because we have extensive experience in employment law, we can identify issues before they arise, provide guidance on new issues, draft contracts to protect your interests and defend your rights if necessary. We also have extensive knowledge of alternative dispute resolution methods and will work to settle disputes amicably where it makes sense.
If you're starting a new job, changing jobs, or leaving your current position for any reason, it's important to make sure your employment contract protects your rights. If you need assistance interpreting your situation, negotiating with an employer, severance package review, or developing a plan for moving forward after leaving your job, we can help.
We take a thorough approach when it comes to advising employees regarding termination cases. Whether you are facing wrongful termination, problems with severance pay and compensation, constructive dismissal, or other similar issues, our Employment and Labour group takes the time to understand where you're coming from and seek solutions which offer the best possible outcome with the least amount of stress.
The BC Employment Standards Act establishes the rules that most British Columbia workplaces must observe. These laws are in place to ensure the fair treatment of employees and protect their rights. If you believe your current or former employer has breached these standards, our legal advisors can give you guidance on your case and provide legal representation.
Injuries in the workplace can severely impact your life, your career, and your long-term wellness. When a WorkSafeBC claim is refused or disputed, the appeal proceedings are difficult and time-consuming. It is a time-sensitive and complex process ruled by minutiae that requires a thorough knowledge of rules, policies, and assessment programs. Our WCB group can provide you with sound advice and support you through the claims and appeals process.
While an employer does need certain information from you for specific administrative reasons such as payroll, your privacy is still protected under the law. The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) sets out how private sector organizations can collect, use, and disclose personal information. If you believe your employer has inappropriately used your private information, or otherwise infringed on your privacy rights, we can assist you in evaluating your options.
Employment Insurance & Canadian Pension Plan claims are complicated. Whether you’re submitting a claim, looking for a ruling, or appealing a previous decision, we can help. We stay up to date with the changing regulations and can support you in seeking the compensation that you're entitled to.
The BC Human Rights Code gives employees the right to a safe and respectful workplace, free from discrimination and harassment - especially harassment based on protected characteristics such as gender, sexual orientation, age, race, etc. If you've experienced discrimination and/or harassment in the workplace, we understand how stressful and upsetting it can be, as well as how difficult it is to determine whether you have a case and should pursue legal action. Our lawyers have extensive experience in human rights complaints and are here to advocate for you.
Labour and employment law is constantly evolving. Our firm has the up-to-date knowledge necessary to protect your rights and support you in settling conflicts. Our firm has specialized working groups with extensive expertise in various areas of employment law, including Employment and Labour, and WorkSafeBC.
Protecting your rights as an employee is a vital function of the law and our employment lawyers are dedicated solely to helping you resolve your employment law cases in the most efficient manner possible.
If you're in Abbotsford BC and in need of legal services, contact us here.
Contact us for a consultation today and our team will be happy to direct you to services tailored to your specific situation.