About Us

Representing Employees and
Employers in British Columbia

At Zacharias Vickers McCann, we provide an exceptional service to all our clients. We regularly represent employees and employers across the province of British Columbia and beyond. We look forward to working with you.

Our Services

How Can We Help You?

The majority of severance offers from employers are not fair. Employers often provide deadlines to accept severance offers which are arbitrary (you have two years from the date of your dismissal to accept an offer). Everyone who has been dismissed should seek out professional, legal advice prior to signing an offer.

Employees may be terminated from their employment in a variety of ways. If an employer has just cause to terminate an employee, this can be done without notice or severance. Such terminations are rare, and it is very difficult for the employer to establish that you have been terminated for cause.

In the event that an employer does not have just cause, the Employment Standards Act sets out the basic minimum notice period that must be given to that employee, or, in the absence of notice, the amount of severance that must be paid in lieu. This is the minimum amount of severance owed to an employee and most employees in the province of British Columbia are owed significantly more.

Depending on the employee’s age, position held, length of employment and responsibility within the workplace, that employee may be entitled at common law to additional notice of their termination, or, alternatively, a higher severance than what is provided for by statute. This may also include employee benefits, bonuses, overtime, pension, etc.

It is always important to seek out legal advice prior to agreeing to any severance offer.

Team Members

While our team comprises over 40 employees, our partners lead the way for our business and consult on all cases to ensure competence and diligence.

What Our Clients Are Saying

The most incredible law firm. Kat and Luke (and support team) have been absolutely amazing throughout my entire experience with them. Their professionalism, expertise and kindness blew me away. I am so grateful to have been in their hands. To anyone seeking legal services - I would recommend this law firm to everyone. Thank you again for all your help!
Kelsey Thiessen
Kelsey Thiessen
2023-12-01
Luke has represented me in a long and involved case. I have had multiple interactions with different lawyers and I can say without reservations that he is by far the best. He is extremely personable and easy to deal with and very knowledgeable. He has also assembled an excellent support team of Sandra and Natasha who provide the everyday management of the case However in my case it was also his advice to me plus his excellent negotiating skills that enabled me to get a settlement that was way above my expectations
William “Bill Vegas” Edmonds
William “Bill Vegas” Edmonds
2023-10-20
Throughout the process I dealt with Heather and Luke. My case was very sensitive in nature and they both showed a great amount of compassion and empathy. Every time I was worried or nervous about the future they were very affirming of my feelings, their knowledge of the law and competence really settled my worries and made me feel confident in my decision to have them as my lawyers. Really just very great people with very good interpersonal skills. They really make you feel like they genuinely care about their clients and will always make you feel like a priority. They were also very attentive and responded to questions very fast. I really can’t say enough good things about them. Their support staff Natasha and Chelsea were both very friendly and helpful as well and managed my file in a sensitive and professional manner, they were quick to respond and find answers to any questions I had. I really felt like the support this team gave me far exceeded my expectations. Just really thankful for having them on my side. Thank you Heather, Luke, Natasha, Chelsea and the rest of the team who played a role in my file.
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M
2023-10-15
I did not use the office for legal matters, but the firm (particularly Raven) were attentive & very helpful! Thanks!
K Reviews
K Reviews
2023-08-15
From the very beginning to the end this team has listened, been very transparent, helpful, compassionate, friendly, exceptionally professional, and very successful with me! They are absolutely amazing to have on my side helping me through out my case. I would suggest getting this team to help anyone in need of their expertise any day. Thank you all for everything you’ve done to help me!
T V (RZ Rhymeztein)
T V (RZ Rhymeztein)
2023-07-01
I was so well supported by this team! Alex was amazing being point of communication. He made me feel so comfortable, I could be at ease. Kat worked behind the scenes to ensure that my case stayed organized (and no details or deadlines were ever neglected). Brittany and Luke worked did substantial legal work. Luke was fierce on my behalf! I am deeply grateful.
Lorraine Reimer
Lorraine Reimer
2023-06-22
Luke, Natasha, and Sandra were nothing but professional from day 1. They took my case on late in the game and got me a fair settlement. Couldn't be happier with the service I was given!
Rob Weath
Rob Weath
2023-06-13
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Zacharias Vickers for their exceptional legal services. Over the course of several years, they have been incredibly supportive and provided invaluable guidance through a complex legal process. Their professionalism, expertise, and unwavering dedication to their clients have exceeded my expectations. Their team's hard work and dedication have yielded excellent results, and I can confidently say that I trust them 100% to handle any legal matter. Thank you, Zacharias Vickers, for your outstanding work and the peace of mind that you have provided me.
Senia Chan
Senia Chan
2023-04-03
 

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