Employment Severance Dispute

A client came in stating he had been dismissed from his employment. The employer had given our client a small severance settlement. He had been there for 20 years. We advised our client not to sign the full and final settlement agreement employer had prepared. After some research by our law student, we believed our client was entitled to more severance monies then he had been given. We made a claim through the Employment Standards Branch and Small Claims Court. From attending Hearings for both claims we were successful in getting our client a satisfactory settlement. Our client was very satisfied and proceeded to give a donation to our Society.

Housing Success Story

Issue

Our client came to us with a notice to attend a Residential Tenancy Branch Arbitration Hearing. The client’s only source of income was Persons With Disability (PWD) benefits from the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (Welfare).

Action

We attended the hearing with our client and were able to negotiate a suitable move out date for our client.  We also prevented the landlord from abusing the RTA guidelines by removing his belongings without having obtained the proper documentation.

Outcome

We were able to assist in making our client’s transition to a new accommodation a more pleasant and dignifying experience.