Sarah represents both businesses and individuals in all areas of employment law including human rights complaints, privacy issues, labour issues and health benefits issues.
In the area of disability law Sarah represents individuals who may have been denied the following benefits:
- short term disability benefits
- long term disability benefits
- life insurance
- accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- critical illness insurance
Sarah also assist with appeals for Canada Pension Plan disability benefits and Employment Insurance Sickness benefits.
In the area of employment and labour law Sarah represents mostly employers, but has successfully resolved disputes (including conducting independent investigations) involving multiple parties regarding claims for the following:
- wrongful dismissal
- constructive dismissal
- breach of privacy
- over or underpayment of wages
- graduated return to work programs
- the scope of the duty to accommodate
These claims have been before the Labour Relations Board of BC, the Employment Standards Tribunal of BC, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, and the Supreme and Provincial Courts of British Columbia.
Background and Professional Activities
Sarah completed her undergraduate degree in Political Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1995 and her LLB at the University of British Columbia in 2002. Ms. Hentschel was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2003 after completing her articles with the Vancouver office of a national firm. Ms. Hentschel is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch including membership in the Women Lawyers Forum. Outside of the law Sarah is actively involved in her community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Burnaby Branch and the Vancouver Theatre Sports League. Her other interests include travel, politics and theatre.