Employment Law Services
We advise employers and employees on matters including planning and negotiation, executive employment contracts, confidentiality and non-competition issues, shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, and labour and employment injunctions.
TGC Lawyers Kemily Ho and Blair Curtis were successful counsel in this wrongful dismissal case which was decided in November of 2016. Ms. Ho and Mr. Curtis won judgment of 12 months’ notice for a 45 year old employee with almost 10 years of service. Madam Justice Beames ruled that the employee was entitled to compensation for the … Continued
This case involved a rare award of wrongful dismissal, aggravated damages, and just cause allegations.
Steve Barker and Martin Sheard were successful counsel on the case.
The defence of just cause failed.
Aggravated damages are not commonly awarded in employment law cases. That being so, they were appropriate here and our client was most deserving.
The case also involved an argument for the invalidation of a termination clause due to its apparently pre-emptive circumvention of the Employment Standards Act and the Human Rights Code. This argument was not successful because in the court’s view the clause in question was intended to have narrow application, regardless of its broad wording.
Martin Sheard and Ian Kennedy to present at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC Employment Law Conference
Tevlin Gleadle Curtis lawyers Martin Sheard and Ian Kennedy will both speak at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC Employment Law Conference in May. The course description, including registration information can be found here.
TGC lawyer Martin Sheard and Articled Student Iman Hosseini won 10 months’ notice for a 60 year old employee with only two years and nine months of service in the recent decision of S. v. Albion Fisheries Ltd, 2017 BCSC 376. If you think that you have been wrongfully dismissed or if you have questions about … Continued