Wendy Woloshyn

  • Employer Forum – Dismissal & Firing (May 2017)

    Kent Employment Law (KEL) invites you to be a part of its ongoing Employer Forums, our resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Created for employers striving to “do good” for their employees, their communities, and the world, our Employer Forums offer an opportunity to connect and learn from each other in a casual, relaxed setting.

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  • David Brown to Speak at Interior Legal Symposium (June 2017)

    Marijuana In the Workplace: What’s the Diagnosis? June 12th, 2017 at 3:00pm A key component of the Federal Liberal party’s election mandate was the legalization of recreational marijuana. While a fully functional legislative and regulatory scheme ending the prohibition of cannabis is currently in development, the prospects of legalized cannabis in the workplace has some comp ...

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  • Workplace Investigations: What Are My Rights?

    If an employee is asked to participate in a workplace investigation, what are her rights? David Brown answers this question and debunks some employee myths in this week’s post on his BC Employment Law Blog. As a starting point, it depends on whether the employee is a union member. Unionized wor ...

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  • David Brown to Speak at Interior Legal Symposium (June 2017)

    Marijuana In the Workplace: What’s the Diagnosis? June 12th, 2017 at 3:00pm A key component of the Federal Liberal party’s election mandate was the legalization of recreational marijuana. While a fully functional legislative and regulatory scheme ending the prohibition of cannabis is currently in development, the prospects of legalized cannabis in the workplace has some comp ...

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  • Gender-Based Dress Codes: Do We Need Another Law?

    By Erin Brandt. Gender-based dress codes have lately become a “hot topic” for British Columbia’s media outlets. The recent interest flows from Green party leader Andrew Weaver’s new Bill M2** which (if enacted) Mr. Weaver says will prevent employers from requiring that female employees wear high heels in the workplace.

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  • Postmedia’s Layoffs: Words to the Wise

    By Fiona Anderson. As a former journalist, I can’t help but be mesmerized by the bloodletting that is happening at newspapers and television and radio stations across Canada. The only exception is the publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Private companies need to make money to survive and, with advertisers now having their own advertising platforms (their websit ...

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  • Philps v. Ritchie-Smith Feeds and another, 2017 BCHRT 67

    Our client filed a discrimination complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal against his former employer and union. After filing with the provincial Tribunal, the employer asserted that the matter fell within federal jurisdiction. Out of an abundance of caution, we did not withdraw our client’s provincial complaint until the Canadian Human Rights Commission accepted jurisdicti ...

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  • The Challenge of Terminating for Cause: Stock v. Oak Bay Marina Ltd.

    What’s the difference between a termination with cause and without? Most people seem to have a good idea, and recognize that a termination with cause is rooted in employee misconduct. If it has been discovered that an employee has been stealing, lying or committing other forms of misconduct, the employer may be able to argue that the employee has fundamentally breached the em ...

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  • Employer Forum Recap: Engagement and Retention

    Following our highly successful Employer Forum in November 2016, Kent Employment Law held its second Forum last month. These quarterly breakfast events are an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Hosted by lawyer Trevor Thomas, February’s Forum focused on employee engagement and retention.

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  • Workplace Discrimination: A Question of Power and Authority

    Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. As we’ve discussed previously on our blog, employees are protected against workplace discrimination by section 13 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code (the Code), which states: A person must not refuse to employ or refuse to continue to employ a person, or discriminate against a person regarding employment or any term or condition of employment be ...

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