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 lawyer Blair Curtis has won an award at trial of over $250,000 for a terminated employee. That award includes pay in lieu of notice, interest and costs. The employee was 65 years old and had worked for the employer for about 10 years as Chief Estimator for BC. At trial the former employer argued … Continued
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 Mr. Wilson is presently 65 years old. Mr. Wilson argues that his age is a significant factor that supports a longer period of notice.
 I agree with Mr. Wilson that his age at this time stands as a significant factor in terms of his ability to find alternate employment. The advance of his age over his time with Westpro/Pomerleau has presently put him in the position that he will likely be perceived by future employers as having a much shortened potential employment term before any chosen or forced retirement. Common sense dictates that employers would likely be more reluctant to invest the time and energy in employing an older person in those circumstances.
TGC lawyer Fred Wynne successfully overturned a WorkSafe BC denial of compensation for a worker who had experienced persistent, low-level harassment in his workplace. You can read about the decision here. TGC lawyers have experience with WorkSafe issues. If you are an employer or employee dealing with a claim then you should contact us.
TGC Lawyer Fred Wynne was quoted in an article on the Province’s response to COVID-19 that appeared in the October 22 edition of The Lawyer’s Weekly. In the article Fred talks about the challenges that workers are facing in the current economy. Fred is quoted as saying: “The legal definition of who is and who … Continued