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Would an employee who has COVID-19 have a ‘disability’ and be protected under BC Human Rights Act?

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Would an employee who has COVID-19 have a ‘disability’ and be protected under BC Human Rights Act? The BC Human Rights Code provides that an employer must not refuse to employ, refuse to continue to employ or discriminate against an employee because of their: Race Colour Ancestry Place of origin Political belief Religion Marital status…

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Read more on Temporary Foreign Worker Blues: Ways to Avoid the Dreaded Labour Market Opinion

Temporary Foreign Worker Blues: Ways to Avoid the Dreaded Labour Market Opinion

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The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has been all over the news lately with stories of alleged abuse, government crackdowns and wide sweeping changes to make the program more difficult to access.  With a new $1,000 fee and complicated application process for a Labour Market Impact Assessment ("LMIA" formerly known as a Labour Market Opinion…

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5 Factors Which Will Affect Your Severance Package

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In Canada, every employment relationship is defined by an employment contract. Sometimes these contracts are written out, however many employment contracts are implied. Simply put, an implied employment contract are the terms, conditions and expectations defining the relationship between an employee and an employer. If a non-unionized employee does not have a written employment contract,…

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Fixed Price Employment Law Answers for Employers and Employees with COVID-19 Questions

Are you an employer or an employee who has been affected by the global pandemic and need answers to employment and HR related questions? You need a lawyer. Scott Chambers is an experienced employment lawyer who is offering REMOTE (video-conference or telephone) consultation service at a fixed price in 30 minute ($199) and 1 hour blocks ($399). Contact Scott Chambers today at [email protected] or call 250-979-2527 or 1-800-661-4959.


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