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TAPS launches a new Employment Rights Program

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Hi all, here at Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) we’ve been providing free legal advocacy for people applying for income assistance, provincial disability assistance or involved in a tenancy dispute with their landlord, for over 20 years! Now we’re launching a new project which provides assistance to individuals who have a complaint under the Employment Standards Act, such as wrongful dismissal.
TAPS now has a part-time Employment Rights Worker, who is available to take appointments and walk-ins every Wednesday afternoon from 1- 4 p.m. This exciting new project fills a real need in the community and we want to make sure that it is as accessible as possible to those who need it. As part of the Community Action Plan on Poverty, this project will help ensure that employees receive fair compensation for their work, and are not subjected to undignified working conditions. As well, this project helps increase access to justice for those who have a legitimate claim against their employers, but who cannot afford the services of a lawyer. 
If you think you have been wrongly dismissed, are owed money from your employer, or would like help talking with your employer about working conditions that violate employment standards, you should definitely contact TAPS to make an appointment as soon as possible! Give us a call at 250-361-3521, and please feel free to pass along the information about this project to your contacts.  Here is a link to the corresponding information and poster from the TAPS website: http://www.tapsbc.ca/employment-standards-information-and-assistance/