Mediation Part 2: Jill Dougans

April 30th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

Jill Dougans has been working as a mediator since 2003, and is a member in good standing with the Roster Society now called MediateBC. In addition to being a trial lawyer since 1987 Jill obtained a…

Constructive Dismissal Revisited

February 21st, 2017 by FH&P Lawyers

While employers have a general right to manage the workplace, they do not have a general right to unilaterally alter important terms in the employment contract. A constructive dismissal arises where…

Employment Agreement Pitfalls

February 14th, 2017 by FH&P Lawyers

Written employment agreements can benefit both employers and employees. They provide clarity about each party’s entitlements and obligations. Perhaps because of this, written employment agreements…

(AUDIO) Colin Edstrom Discusses Employment Discrimination

February 7th, 2017 by FH&P Lawyers

Colin Edstrom Discusses Employment Discrimination with AM1150.

When a Company is an Employee - Court Outlines Modern Approach to Employment Releationship

February 3rd, 2017 by FH&P Lawyers

The modern workplace is changing and with it the court’s notion of who is an independent contractor and who is an employee. The consequence of this evolution in understanding can have significant…

Don’t Burn Bridges: How To Leave Your Job

June 7th, 2015 by Gillian Dougans

I am often consulted by people who want legal advice about ending their employment. Some have been terminated and need advice about a severance package they have been offered. Some want to leave one…

“Can my employer do that?” – The Facts on Constructive Dismissal

April 14th, 2015 by FH&P Lawyers

The peaks and valleys of British Columbia’s economic landscape are often leaving employers looking for ways to reorganize their businesses, cut expenses and lower their overhead. Unfortunately,…

Wrongful Employment

October 15th, 2014 by Gillian Dougans

I was recently asked – is there such a thing as wrongful employment? There are such things as wrongful termination, illegal hiring practices, and criminal occupations but what about wrongful…

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From meditation to mediation: How Kristin Greenough maintains a balance of Yoga and the law

As far as settings go, a lawyer’s office and a yoga studio seem oxymoronic, an unspoken rule forbidding one from entering the space of the other. FH&P’s Kristin Greenough, however, refutes this misconception, instead using her yoga practice to help her on her day-to-day career.

Dad cut me out of the will — what are my options?

Dealing with the passing of a family member, especially a parent, is a painful and emotional process. What can make this process even more difficult is finding out that you were not included in their Will, and therefore are not able to collect any inheritance, property or keepsakes.

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