Labour and Employment Legal Resources

Learn about you legal rights and where to file a complaint if you are being treated unfairly or are injured at work.

Employment Standards Branch
A207-20159 88 Ave Langley, BC  V1M 0A4
Tel: 1-833-236-3700  
For non-union employer/employee inquiries, wages, overtime and statutory pay, maternity leave, and severance pay. Can clarify labour rules and is a good place to start if you feel that you are being unlawfully exploited. Administers the Employment Standards Act and Reg.

Essentials of Work & the Law
Good basic guide to labour law and protecting your rights. Available online or in paper form at some library branches. Print copies available to order.

SHARP: Sexual Harassment Advice, Response, and Prevention for Workplaces
Tel: 604-673-3143
If you have experienced sexual harassment at work, you can receive up to five hours of free, confidential legal advice from a lawyer.

Workers’ Compensation Board
Provincial Call Centre: 1-888-967-5377  
Provides assistance with applications if you have been injured at work. Call phone number to initial claim. Operates under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

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