The Forte Law Team | Employment Law, Labour Law, Workplace Human Rights Law
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Employment Law, Labour Law & Workplace Human Rights Law is all we do.
- Employee Rights and Workers Rights
- Workplace Harassment and Sexual Harassment
- Wrongful Dismissal and Wrongful Termination
- Workplace Discrimination and Gender Discrimination
- Severance Package Review and Negotiation
- Employment Offer Review and Negotiation
- Exit Strategies and Non-Competition Clauses
- Workplace Human Rights Law
- Bullying and Harassment
- Many other legal issues related to BC Labour Laws and BC Employment Laws
- Employment Contracts and Offer Letters
- Performance Management
- Discipline and Termination of Employment
- Workplace Human Rights Law
- Workplace Investigations
- Employment Policies
- Manager training on Employment Law, Labour Law, and BC Human Rights Law
- And more!
Employment Law Solutions to Reduce or Eliminate Workplace Conflict
Experienced Employment Lawyers
Employment Law is all we do
We only advise on employment law, labour law, and workplace human rights law. With 13 years collective experience, we've worked with hundreds of employee and employer clients.
Practical and Compassionate
We care about our clients
We love solving problems. We also love getting to know our clients and their work. We give straightforward advice and don't sugarcoat. You will know where you stand.
Empowering Clients with Knowledge
You will understand your employer and employee rights
Our job as employment lawyers is to help you understand your legal rights and options. Once you have knowledge, you have the power to take control of the situation.
Transparent and Cost-Effective Fees
You will know what it costs
In most cases, we offer a flat fee for an initial employment lawyer consultation so you know exactly what it will cost to get your questions answered. We have flexible fee arrangements, and take some employment law files on contingency. We always give cost estimates, and we will do a cost-benefit analysis at every stage.
Local and Community Integration
Based in Surrey, Langley and on the North Shore
At Forte Law, we are all locals. After years working for leading firms in Vancouver, we are very happy to have eliminated our commutes and to be serving clients in and around our Surrey, Langley and North Vancouver communities.
Don’t live in Surrey, Langley or the North Shore? We can still help
We advise employees across BC
We work with clients from as close as Vancouver, Delta, Burnaby and Richmond to as far as Vancouver Island, Northern BC and in the Interior. We can assist with almost any employment law issue by email or phone.
Sample Testimonials from Google about Forte Law
Dan Dinardo March 6, 2017
Sara Forte was VERY helpful in advising me on what to do and how to do it with the organization I left. Great lawyer if you need employee or employer advise. Thanks Sara!
Dustin m February 28, 2017
Was recently referred to Sara Forte to have my severance package offer reviewed. Great service, great advice. I would definitely recommend her.
Hilary Kilgour March 6, 2017
Sara Forte is a terrific lawyer that has been so valuable to me! Whether reviewing contracts before signing or handling unexpected challenges as they arise - Sara has always been professional, supportive, and timely. When you're looking for someone you can trust in these important moments - I'm so grateful that I can count on Sara!
[Source - Google Review]
BC Employment Laws Blog
Our thoughts on all things Employment Law. The information in this blog applies to non-union employees in accordance with BC Employment Law.
We have been interviewed as experts in in Employment Law, Labour Law & BC Human Rights Law for TV, radio and print news.
Driver for Surrey daycare caught using cellphone at stop light
Sep 28, 2017
The driver of a daycare minibus has lost her job after police caught her using her cellphone behind the wheel in Surrey. .
Need to take a snow day for your kids?
Feb 06, 2017
"Working parents are worried this is going to negatively impact them if they can't make it in," Sara Forte told On The Coast host Stephen Quinn.
"Parents are legally obligated to take care of your children, and if they're not able to provide alternate care, for instance, you have a kindergartener, you just have to stay home with them."
Forte says B.C.'s Human Rights Code has protections which guard against discrimination based on one's family status.
What to do when you’ve lost your job
October 25, 2013
So how can you tell if you’re eligible for a severance package in the first place?
“If you have worked somewhere for more than three months, and you are not being fired ‘for cause’, then you should get some amount of severance, though the amount you are entitled to receive varies dramatically,” Forte says.