Free Legal Clinic
As our funding is coming to an end, SHARP Workplaces Legal Advice Clinic will cease providing legal services in March 2024.
We may have limited capacity to assist new clients and we will not be able to accept new clients after FEBRUARY 23, 2024.
If you have experienced sexual assault and need free legal advice, contact Stand Informed legal advice services.
If you have experienced workplace sexual harassment, the following organizations may be able to assist:
- CLAS’ BC Human Rights Clinic for provincial human rights complaints
- Access Pro Bono for brief advice or lawyer referrals
- Worker’s Advisers Office for workers compensation claims or workplace bullying and harassment
- Worker’s Solidarity Network for employment standards and human rights complaints if you are a non-unionized worker
SHARP Workplaces free legal clinic with the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) will provide you with up to five hours of free confidential legal advice from a lawyer. A lawyer can:
- Explain your rights and legal options
- Provide advice on how to address sexual harassment in your workplace
- Explain how to file a human rights complaint, WorkSafe complaint, or other process
- Advise whether you may make a complaint to the police
- Help by reviewing or drafting documents
- Coach you through a complaint or legal process
- Advise you in negotiations
- Help you prepare for a settlement meeting or hearing
- Refer you to services for additional support that you may be able to access, such as counselling
With the help of a lawyer, you decide what you do and don't want to do.
If you are not sure you are ready for a legal option, please note it is important to get legal guidance early to protect your rights. If you would like to access community-based services, you may want to see the resources listed here, or call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808 for multicultural support and guidance to services in your community.