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I am an employment lawyer, and have practiced exclusively in the areas of employment/labour law, and workplace human rights since 2004. Solving work-related legal problems is all that I do, from hiring to firing, and everything in between.I grew up in Langley, BC. After attending law school in Ontario and working and living in Vancouver for a few years, my valley girl roots brought me back home to South Surrey to raise my own young family.Read more
I am an employment lawyer, and practice exclusively in the areas of employment law, and workplace human rights. Solving work-related legal problems is all that I do, from hiring to firing, and everything in between.I was raised in South Surrey and am now raising my own family in White Rock. After attending law school in Halifax and 6 years of practicing law with a firm in Vancouver, I joined Forte Law in Surrey in 2017. I am excited to be serving clients in this great community.Read more
Nicki joined Forte Law in 2017, and brings with her many years of experience working with a major national law firm in Vancouver. Nicki takes all of the incoming calls at our office and does all of our new client bookings. When she is not at work, Nicki can be found in her garden or walking her dogs with her husband around Delta.
We have been interviewed as employment law experts for TV, radio and print news.
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.