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Local Issues Point at Vulnerabilities for Workers, Kids, and Tenants

March 15, 2021

Each month Spraggs Law publishes Vancouver Legal News, a curated selection of articles about legal issues being discussed in the news. This month we start off with a predicament that...

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The Potential Chilling Effect the New Evidence Amendment Act May Have on #MeToo

December 5, 2020

Note: This article does not contain legal advice about harassment or abuse. If you would like advice on your specific situation, please contact Spraggs Law. Vancouver lawyer David O’Neill discusses potential fallout...

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An Overview of Abuse and Harassment in Sports

October 31, 2020

Note: This article does not contain legal advice about harassment or abuse. If you would like advice on your specific situation, please contact Spraggs Law. According to a 2019 survey...

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Tips on Navigating the End of Temporary Layoff Extensions

September 8, 2020

With the temporary layoff extensions expiring on August 30, there will probably be a lot of permanent terminations. What should employees keep in mind? How about employees? Note: This article...

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Harassment and the Law in B.C.

June 30, 2020

Note: This article does not contain legal advice. If you would like advice on your specific situation, please contact Spraggs Law.  Today Vancouver lawyer Tom Spraggs discusses harassment and the law...

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COVID-19: Government Resources for Employees and Families

March 23, 2020

Note: This article about government COVID-19 resources for employees and families does not contain legal advice. If you would like advice on your specific situation, please contact Spraggs Law. In...

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How Amateur and Pro Athletes Experience #MeToo

November 25, 2019

There has been a noticeable and very important change regarding society’s perception on sexual assault and harassment. For many, the natural inclination towards sexual assault victims was to blame them...

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When Should I Tell My Boss I’m Looking for Another Job?

November 6, 2019

Guest writer Nevin Thompson, a business writer who covers HR issues, discusses what to do (and what not to do) when looking for a job when you're already employed. Note:...

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What is ‘Reasonable Notice’ Under B.C. Employment Law?

August 13, 2019

The rights and duties of employers and employees arise both at common law and under statute. While it is advisable to provide notice for the purposes of clarity around terms...

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What’s New About #Me-Too? 

August 12, 2019

There has been a noticeable and very important change regarding society’s perception on sexual assault and harassment. For many, the natural inclination towards sexual assault victims was to blame them...

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Is there Compensation for Dismissal Without Cause in B.C.?

July 15, 2019

Employers are required to use their judgement, free of bad faith, when terminating employment relationship. Employees who feel they have experienced dismissal without cause may sue for wrongful dismissal through...

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When is Dismissal for Cause Legal in B.C.?

July 1, 2019

The purpose of this is to help understand dismissal for cause, an action taken by the employer to end the employment relationship. In BC, an employer may terminate the employment...

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