Human rights is an important topic to all Canadians. The Canadian Human Rights Act (enacted in 1977) and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (enacted in 1982), as well as the more provincial statutes such as the BC Human Rights Code form the basis for human rights in Canada. However, sometimes our basic human rights are breached. Although this can be an extremely personal and overwhelming situation to be in, it’s important to know the legalities of filing human rights claims if one chooses to do so. There are specific questions that need to be answered prior to filing claims. There are time limitations for filing these claims and these time limits can differ depending on the type of claim being filed. Please read on to learn more about what human rights claims are, as well as the file time limitations to file different types of claims.
Everyone wants to be financially secure, and for many this means being employed by an employer. Although we want to stay optimistic about how the employer treats their employees, there are still cases where employers treat employees unfairly and may in fact be breaking the Employment Standards Act (ESA). If you find yourself witnessing this type of situation, you may want to think about filing a formal complaint claim. If you do in fact want to file an employment standards complaint claim in BC, it’s important to know the amount of time you have to file if there are any deadlines.
If you’ve heard the news recently you’ll know about the upcoming cap on payouts for settlements on ‘minor injury’ claims.
As this will affect thousands of motor vehicle accident (MVA) claims occurring after April 2019, we wanted to shed some light on what led to this decision by the current NDP government, and what you can do about it.
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