Employment Law

There are rights and obligations that govern the actions and relationship between an employer and employee. Learn everything you need about employment law with Anne-Marie as she dives into this important topic.

As the law surrounding employment relationships has become more complex, we can assist both employees and employers to ensure all legal rights are protected.

More specifically we can assist with the following:

  • Drafting, reviewing and enforcing employment agreements, severance agreements and restrictive covenants
  • Guidance regarding constructive dismissal and wrongful dismissal including drafting termination letters and releases
  • Guidance for employers or employees regarding provincial employment and human rights legislation
  • Preparation of non-competition agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • General advice on topics relating to employment relationships

If you are needing assistance either as an employer or employee, please feel free to contact Avery Law Office to get the help you are needing today.

From the Employment Law Blog

Just Cause

Do you truly have cause to dismiss an employee?  In British Columbia you may immediately dismiss an employee without severance pay or reasonable notice but only with cause. Courts have determined that for an employer to be able to dismiss with cause the employee...

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Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the workplace is still a leading cause of claims against employers and employees leaving their employment. In British Columbia, there is the BC Human Rights Code which applies to most employment situations. Under the Act there are many grounds of...

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Non-Competition Clauses

As an employer, you do have the right to include a non-competition clause, in British Columbia, as part of offering employment but the clause has to be reasonable.  A non-compete clause essentially restricts an employee from activities that cause “competition” with...

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Anne-Marie, Avery Law Office, Summerland

Anne-Marie is a Juris Doctorate graduate from Thompson Rivers University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Saint Francis Xavier University in 2018. Her field of interest is Employment Law which she is excited to discuss and spread awareness about.


There is now an employment law office in Summerland, as Avery Law Office has added new services to the award-winning law firm, which has been providing elder law, real estate, will and estates, and business law since Denese Espeut-Post opened the practice in 2011.