A creditor wants to take money from your wages or bank account

What are my rights?

Can my employer fire me if they get a garnishing order for my wages?
  • Yes
  • No

You’re in debt to someone and haven’t paid them back. They’ve given up waiting and are poised to take action to recover their money. They might want a portion of your monthly pay cheque until the debt is cleared. Or access to money in your bank account. Both are options under a legal procedure called garnishment. Learn about your rights if a creditor wants to take money from your wages or bank account.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in June 2018
  • Time to read: 8 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Katherine Wellburn

Katherine Wellburn

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