How coronavirus affects your legal rights

March 24, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has dramatically impacted so much about our lives in a short time. From changes in the workplace, to temporary business closures and other restrictions, there’s a lot of uncertainty right now.

We know you’ve got questions. To help, we’ve put together a new page on coronavirus and your legal questions. Here you’ll find questions and answers about work, money, consumer and other related legal topics, all in language you can understand. Our answers provide a quick overview, but if you need more backup, there are links to more detailed resources.

We encourage everyone, especially other agencies in the access to justice space, to share this information. With so much news out there, it’s hard to know who or what to trust. Our new free resource — written and reviewed by BC lawyers — gives you a reliable and trusted source for legal information during these trying times. Laws are changing fast to respond to the crisis, so check back often for up-to-date answers.

Thanks to Trevor Thomas for reviewing this content for accuracy. 

This website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. The cases we refer to reflect real experiences, but names have been changed. See our full disclaimer.

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