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.

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


Kemily Ho and Ania Konikowski conduct Supreme Court Trial

Tevlin Gleadle Curtis is conducting another trial. Ania Konikowski and Kemily Ho are in the middle of a five day Supreme Court trial.  We wish them the best of luck and of course we know they will do a fantastic job. If you or anyone you know needs employment law advice, consider contacting one of … Continued

Martin Sheard on the ironic wastage of tax dollars to pay unnecessary severances

Martin Sheard’s latest article.  In this one Martin takes on the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s choice to pay more than $4 million in severance, all of which was avoidable.

Public recognition as a leader in our field

threebestrated.ca has become the most recent authority to recognize us as one of the best employment law firms.  As always, we are honoured by such accolades. TevlinGleadle is rated as one of the Top 3 Employment lawyers in Vancouver by Three Best Rated™ https://threebestrated.ca/employment-lawyers-in-vancouver-bc Posted by ThreeBestRated.ca on Monday, December 28, 2015

E.P. v. SAP Canada

TGC lawyer Kemily Ho obtained judgment for 12 months’ notice for a 45 year old manager with just under 10 years of service.

Madam Justice Beames ruled that the employee was entitled to compensation for the following items on top of his base salary for his notice period:

a pro-rata portion of an annual bonus;
employer contributions through a stock option plan; and
pension contributions.

The judge rejected the former employer’s argument that the employee had failed to mitigate his losses.