Kent Employment Law

Employment Law Firm

Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada

www.kentemploymentlaw.com

About Kent Employment Law

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, wrongful dismissal, employment standards issues (such as wages, overtime, and vacation pay) and workplace harassment and discrimination. From its offices in Vancouver, Kent Employment Law supports businesses and individuals located throughout the province.

Since its inception over 12 years ago, the firm has served a diverse clientele from a wide variety of industries and socioeconomic backgrounds, with a specific focus on empowering people and organizations through the protection of their legal rights. Kent Employment Law works collaboratively with their clients, partnering with them to find solutions that “fit” their particular workplace problems.

Our core purpose is to strengthen the social and environmental foundations that enable humanity to thrive. Becoming a B Corp not only holds us accountable to that purpose, it motivates us to continue to achieve it and allows us to communicate it broadly, both within the B Corp community and beyond. We are proud to join a collective of businesses which share our values and the commitment to “do good” – individually, socially, and environmentally.

The Change We Seek®

By working to effect sustainability, within the employment relationship and beyond, Kent Employment Law is fulfilling its core purpose of strengthening the foundations that allow us to thrive.

For employers, the firm contributes to positive workplace change by leading companies to join with their employees in a sustainable way. Kent Employment Law’s lawyers advise businesses on how to adopt “sustainable employment” practices, by staying mindful of certain key employee needs, such as respect, fairness, collaboration, transparency, and purpose, at every stage of the employment relationship. They assist employers and employees alike to engage in an enduring, mutually-beneficial working engagement. For employees, Kent Employment Law provides information about workers’ rights and the legal process generally. By supporting an employee involved in a workplace dispute, Kent Employment Law helps “level the playing field” and achieve a just, sustainable outcome – be it job reinstatement, safe and respectful working conditions, or fair compensation.

For society and the planet, Kent Employment Law’s sustainability commitment is reflected in its community involvement and environmental practices. The firm’s lawyers assist low-income individuals on a pro bono basis with a variety of employment-related issues, and the firm as a whole is serious about conducting business in a way that protects and improves the state of the environment.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2015
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

12
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

20
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

16
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
83
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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