At Kent Employment Law, we are motivated by a desire to “do good”, which shows in how we practice law, how we treat our clients, and how we engage with our community and the environment.
We are proud of what we have accomplished as a business, and want to share those accomplishments with causes we believe in.
We invite you to join Kent Employment Law in "giving back". Consider donating the cost of a hot dog, beer, or box of popcorn to the organization we have chosen to support as a firm.
For our part, Kent Employment Law will be contributing in a few ways:
1. By donating $25 for every homerun scored by the Canadians.
2. By donating $15 for every run scored by the Canadians.
3. By donating $5 for every hit or walk by a Canadians batter.
4. By donating $5 for every strikeout by a Canadians pitcher.
5. By matching any contribution you make, up to a maximum of $20 per individual donation.
This year we will once again be supporting two BC-based charities, to reflect the fact that Kent Employment Law is now part of communities located in both the Lower Mainland and BC's Interior:
Pathways Abilities Society (Kelowna): A non-profit, registered charity, whose mission is “To assist people with disabilities to reach their individual goals and contribute as equal members of community”.
Mission Possible (Vancouver): Since 1992 Mission Possible has walked alongside people challenged by homelessness and poverty. Through its employment readiness program and social enterprises Mission Possible is transforming lives by helping people experience a renewed sense of dignity and purpose through meaningful work. As a leading community economic development agency, Mission Possible currently runs two social enterprises, MP Maintenance and MP Neighbours, that employ an average of 50 individuals per year in transitional jobs.
Kent Employment Law is a British Columbia-based law firm advising both employers and employees on all employment-related legal matters, including human resources policies, employment contracts, wrongful dismissal, and workplace harassment and discrimination.
We are also proud to be the first Canadian law firm to be certified as a B Corp. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. We are now a member of a community of nearly 2,800 Certified B Corps around the globe, including Danone, Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Hootsuite, and Etsy, businesses that share our values and the commitment to “do good” – individually, socially, and environmentally.
One of the ways in which we endeavor to "do good" is by promoting sustainability, in every sense of the word: in everything we do, we strive to support and sustain employers, workers, society, and the planet.
We advise our business clients on how to adopt “sustainable employment” practices by staying mindful of certain key employee needs (such as fairness, respect, transparency, collaboration and purpose) at every stage of the employment relationship. For employees, we provide information and education about workers’ rights and the legal process generally.
Our sustainability commitment extends beyond the workplace to society and the planet, and is reflected in our community involvement and environmental practices. At a local level, the firm’s lawyers provide pro bono legal advice to low-income individuals, free legal education to the public through community seminars, and volunteer support to a wide variety of organizations on an individual basis.
On a global level, the firm as a whole is serious about conducting business in a way that protects and improves the state of the environment.