Labour, Employment, and Human Rights Law
Jones Emery’s lawyers have experience in Human Rights-related legal matters. Through our years of experience we have built an intricate knowledge of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, often advocating for clients before the Human Rights Tribunal and the Courts.
We have successfully defended many complaints, often having the complaint dismissed prior to a hearing as a result of our submissions at early stages in the process.
Whether you have been named in a Human Rights Code complaint, or have been subjected to a Human Rights Code violation, our lawyers can help.
Our lawyers regularly advise and represent employers, strata corporations, landlords, business owners, employees and other individuals with Human Rights-related legal matters, and can also advise on proper hiring practices and workplace policies.
We assist people who feel they have been discriminated against based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation or age. Our lawyers have experience assisting with situations involving workplace accusations of harassment and discrimination.
We also provide assistance in implementing proactive measures to assist employers, strata corporations, and landlords in preventing or troubleshooting sensitive situations dealing with sexual harassment, medical disability and gender equality.
Some examples of the services we provide to employers and employees are:
• Drafting and reviewing employment contracts;
• Negotiating or mediating solutions to employment issues;
• Investigating and litigating Human Rights matters; and
• Reviewing termination of employment and wrongful dismissal claims.