Tevlin Gleadle Curtis Employment Law Strategies


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

TGC is a leading, Vancouver-based employment law firm that provides advice and legal services to clients across Canada. Our clients are employees, groups of employees, employers of all sizes, contractors, and others across a diverse range of markets and industries.

Our lawyers have substantial experience with all aspects of employment law including wrongful dismissal claims, contract negotiation, strategic advice, and Human Rights complaints. We have represented employers and employees at all levels of trial and appeal courts in British Columbia, at the Supreme Court of Canada, and at a wide variety of administrative tribunals. We also have experience with mediation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution.

Whether in Court or in negotiation, we employ effective employment law strategies to achieve real results for our clients.

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


Martin Sheard and Steven Barker win aggravated damages

   TGC lawyers Martin Sheard and Steven Barker won aggravated damages for an employee who was challenging her termination by her former employer Canada Shineray Suppliers Group Inc. The employer was alleging, amongst other things, that it had just cause for termination. In her decision, Madam Justice Fisher found that the employer had not established just cause and also … Continued

Martin Sheard to Co-Chair CLEBC Presentation with Valerie Dixon of Miller Thomson

Martin Sheard and Valerie Dixon (of Miller Thomson LLP) will co-chair a presentation of the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC entitled “ending the employment relationship.”  This presentation is aimed at lawyers who do not specialize in employment law, but wish to have a better understanding of the basic concepts involved. Course information, including instructions for … Continued

David McWhinnie wins Human Rights application

  TGC lawyer David McWhinnie, acting for an employer, successfully resisted an attempt by an employee to bring a Human Rights complaint 12 days after the limitation period for doing so had expired. You can read the decision of the Human Rights Tribunal here: 15682 time limit decision (2). In the decision, the Human Rights Tribunal noted … Continued

Ian Kennedy wins Employment Standards appeal

TGC lawyer Ian Kennedy, acting for an employer, successfully overturned a decision by the Director of Employment Standards that would have treated two employees as labourers rather than farm workers for the purposes of overtime and statutory holiday pay. This decision is significant for the employer and for other employers in the same area and does not appear to have been … Continued