Tevlin Gleadle Curtis Employment Law Strategies


We are a law firm with offices in Vancouver and the Tri-Cities with a practice dedicated to all aspects of Employment Law.
Our lawyers have experience in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.

Tevlin Gleadle Curtis is the pre-eminent employment law firm in British Columbia.  We provide advice and legal services to clients across Canada. The firm’s clients include employees, groups of employees, employers and contractors. Our clientele spans a diverse range of markets, economies and industries.

Employment Law Practice Areas

Our lawyers have substantial experience with all aspects of employment law. We routinely conduct wrongful dismissal claims and contract negotiations and Human Rights complaints. The Tevlin Gleadle Curtis team has extensive experience in trial and appeal courts in British Columbia but also in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. We also have experience with administrative tribunals, mediation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution.

For over a decade, we have been at the forefront of the unique and poorly-understood world of compensation issues relating to physicians who practice in a publicly-funded health care setting across multiple Canadian provinces.  This includes cases in British Columbia and Saskatchewan in particular.

Our practice also includes the conduct of workplace investigations.

Employment Law Strategies

Whether in court or in negotiation, we employ effective employment law strategies to achieve real results for our clients.  People often comment to us that they want a ‘bulldog’ and they have heard that describes us well.  We disagree.  Tenacity is only one of the tools at our disposal, we only employ it when warranted.  Many deals are done quickly, amicably and on the basis of our reputation as a leading firm in our practice area.

We also pride ourselves on creativity, and our peers recognize us for this attribute as well.  You can count on us to take a holistic approach to your claim, always with a view to professionally and aggressively pursuing the best possible outcome that the circumstances of your case will allow.

Employment Law Services


Employment Law

The lawyers at our Vancouver office focus on issues affecting employers and employees.

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Wrongful Dismissal

You've been fired. Was your termination lawful?

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Constructive Dismissal

Your title, pay, reporting structure, or other aspect of your job has been changed. Is this constructive dismissal?

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Human Rights

What do employers and employees have to be aware of when it comes to discrimination, bullying, or other workplace issues?

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Class Actions

Class actions can be a powerful tool for dealing with employment issues.

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workplace investigation

Workplace Investigations

We have experience conducting comprehensive and efficient workplace investigations.

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physician workplace law

Physician Workplace Law

Physicians in Canada practice medicine within a complex framework of laws, regulations, bylaws, and professional and ethical requirements.

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Other 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.

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Recent News


Ania Konikowski leaves TGC

Ania Konikowski is leaving TGC to return to her hometown of Edmonton, Alberta to join a full-service law firm. Ania articled at TGC and also practiced with this firm after her call to the Bar.  We know that she has a bright future, and we wish her all the best in her new practice.

Corey v. Kruger Products L.P., 2018 BCSC 1510

Blair represented our client, Mr. Corey, in BC Supreme Court and obtained an award of 8 months of pay in lieu of notice. The Court rejected the employer’s position that 3 months was sufficient in light of our client’s short service.

Our client was 57 years old at the time of his dismissal and had worked for the employer for 2.5 years in a supervisory (first tier of management) role. The employer’s argument that any notice award our client received from the Court should be reduced for the possibility that he would find a job after the trial (a “contingency” reduction) was also rejected by the Court. The Court considered the employer’s argument – based on government statistics of unemployment rates – that our client was no worse off in the job market at age 57 than a younger person would be; however, Blair’s “cogent” arguments against the application of such statistics convinced the Court otherwise.

In the result, Blair obtained for our client an 8-month award comprised of: salary, expected overtime pay, employer pension contributions, medical expenses, interest, and costs.

Blair Curtis wins 8 months’ notice for employee with 2.5 years of service

TGC Lawyer Blair Curtis has won an important trial decision dealing with reasonable notice for an employee who had served for less than three years. Blair represented our client, Mr. Corey, in BC Supreme Court and obtained an award of 8 months of pay in lieu of notice. The Court rejected the employer’s position that 3 … Continued

TGC Lawyer Martin Sheard discusses discriminatory pricing claim

TGC lawyer Martin Sheard was interviewed by CTV about a claim alleging that Shaw engaged in discriminatory pricing for customers who speak Cantonese or Mandarin. You can read the news story here. You can watch Martin’s interview here.