more than 40 years of legal experience
302, 15252 – 32nd Avenue | Surrey, British Columbia V3Z 0R7

Employment Lawyer

Doran Law in Surrey, BC offers over 40 years of experience in resolving a range of employment law issues for both employers and employees

Understanding Your Rights and Protections Under Employment Law

At Doran Law in Surrey BC, we take great pride in our proven track record of success, our decades of impressive experience, and our focused commitment to each of our valued clients. If you’re facing employment law issues, the stakes are high, and we encourage you to reach out for the skilled legal guidance of an experienced Surrey labour lawyer today

Effective Resolution of Surrey Employment Law Claims

With a seasoned team of lawyers in your corner, you’ll be far better prepared to effectively and efficiently resolve your employment claim favourably. Our valuable experience informs the skilled legal guidance we afford each of our valued clients, and we look forward to the opportunity to help protect your employment rights. Our Surrey Employment lawyers have the legal skill, extensive experience, and commitment to help guide your claim toward an optimal outcome that supports your future.

Labour and Employment Law for Employees

As an employee, you are covered by important legal rights that afford you important protections, including in relation to all the following:

  • Ensuring your hours of work and overtime are addressed in accordance with British Columbia’s exacting laws
  • Protecting you from discrimination and harassment in the workplace
  • Enforcing employment standards, such as those related to breaks, paid leave, prompt pay after quitting, and beyond
  • Protecting you in response to complaints regarding breached standards

We Advocate for Employees Facing Workplace Discrimination and/or Workplace Harassment

The BC Human Rights Code help to ensure that everyone is afforded the opportunity to participate in all the following equally:

  • British Columbia’s economy
  • British Columbia’s social and cultural life
  • British Columbia’s political system

The protections are designed to prohibit discrimination based on specific personal characteristics, including legal matters related to the following:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability

Our compassionate legal team recognizes the obstacles associated with human rights violations, including workplace discrimination and harassment, and are well positioned to help.

Where We Work

We are proud to serve the Surrey community, and we’re conveniently located at:


302, 15252 – 32nd Avenue

Surrey, British Columbia V3Z 0R7

We Review Employment Contracts, Severance Packages, and Other Employment Agreements

Whether you’re accepting a job, changing positions, or are in the market for a new job, the related employment contract, severance package, and various other contractual agreements matter. Our imposing experience negotiating tight contracts and complex matters that carefully protect our clients’ rights and best interests is well established, and we’re standing by to also help you.

We Help Employees Assess Their Legal Options When Their Privacy Rights Have Been Violated

While employers are do require specific personal information about their employees – for specific business purposes – the Privacy Act outlines employees’ nonnegotiable rights in relation to privacy. If you’re facing a work-related privacy concern, we can help.

We Assist Employees through WorkSafeBC’s Claims and Appeals Process

In British Columbia, WorkSafeBC helps to ensure that employees like you are well protected from related consequences that can affect their careers, earning potential, and overall well-being. Because the path forward is challenging, having savvy legal representation on your side is always advised.

Severance Pay Calculator

At Doran Law – a well-respected employment law firm in Surrey – we provide a finely calibrated severance pay calculator that can provide you with a well-considered estimate of the severance pay to which you’re entitled – in accordance with relevant factors like the following:

The length of your tenure with your employer


  • Your job title
  • Your age
  • Your yearly salary at the time of termination

We Provide Advice and Representation to Employees in Termination Cases

Every wrongful dismissal claim is unique, and our insightful legal team has the background and experience to help skillfully guide you through the claims process in a focused pursuit of compensation that takes your rights and best interests into careful consideration.

Whatever kind of employment case you’re facing, our accomplished employment lawyers in Surrey BC are on your side and here to help.

Meet Our Diverse Team

Robert Doran heads up our formidable legal team at Doran Law, and their impressive experience spans more than 30 years and includes conducting trials and appeals in all the following:


  • The Supreme Court of BC
  • The Court of Appeal of BC
  • The Supreme Court of Canada

Whatever your labour law concern, we have a vast range of experience that leaves us well-suited to help.

COVID-19 and Employee Rights: Everything You Need to Know

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation protects employees in BC from termination or discipline to reporting safety concerns or refusing to work about safety concerns, including health concerns like the pandemic. 


I’ve been fired without cause and my employer is putting together a severance package for my review. How long must I wait for compensation?

Negotiating a fair severance package can take a considerable amount of time and shouldn’t be rushed. Consult with a dedicated employment lawyer today.


As a full-time employee, how long should my lunch break be?

As a full-time employee, you are entitled to a 30-minute lunch break in your 8-hour shift. If you work overtime on a given day, you may be entitled to two meal breaks.


Is there a minimum legal age for hiring an employee?

To hire someone who is under the age of 16, special restrictions must be adhered to, including:

  • The child must work under the supervision of someone who is at least 19 years old.
  • Generally, the employer must obtain written permission from a parent or guardian.
  • The employer must ensure that the work involved isn’t categorised as hazardous.

How much does an employment lawyer cost in Ontario?

Most reputable employment lawyers in Canada, work on contingency, which means you won’t owe anything unless your claim is successful. At that point, you’ll pay a predetermined percentage of your settlement.


What is a pocket employment lawyer?

The term pocket employment lawyer refers to your ability to get a feel for your employment-based legal concern on your phone or device prior to calling a legal firm. At Doran Law, our contact form invites you to share the details of your claim, which allows us to provide you with more detailed guidance upfront.


What is the jurisdiction of employment law in Canada?

Generally, provinces have jurisdiction over most employment and labour law cases in Canada. In extraordinary cases, however, the federal government presides.


How much does an employment lawyer cost BC?

Reputable employment lawyers throughout BC typically work on a contingency basis, which means they get a predetermined percentage of the settlement or court award – if the case is successful.


What governs employment law in Canada?

In Canada, employment law is governed by the following:

An Experienced BC Lawyer Can Help 

Robert Doran is an esteemed labour lawyer at  Doran Law who has decades of experience guiding difficult employment-based cases like yours toward favourable resolutions, and he’s here for you, too. To learn more about what we can do to help you, please don’t put off contacting or calling us at 604-542-9455 today.

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Office Location

Surrey Office
302, 15252 – 32nd Avenue Surrey, British Columbia V3Z 0R7
Phone: 604-542-9455
Fax: 604-542-9493

Office Hours

Monday – Friday | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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