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


Eleanor Rock wins the 2018 Tevlin Gleadle Curtis scholarship at UBC law

Tevlin Gleadle Curtis Employment Law Strategies sponsors a course prize awarded annually to the top employment law student at UBC’s Allard Law School.  This year’s winner is Eleanor Rock, who is currently set to go into her third year of law school. Congratulations Eleanor!

Tevlin Gleadle Curtis Voted Best in Canada!

We are honoured to be named as Canada’s best labour and employment law boutique by Canadian HR Reporter Magazine.  Thanks to everyone who cast a vote or supported us in any way.  We intend to earn this praise today, and every day going forward. See the official announcement, and our full page ad thanking our … Continued

Martin Sheard quoted in Report on Business Magazine

Martin Sheard has been quoted in Report on Business Magazine in an articling discussing what it takes to be at the top of the game in Canadian employment law.  The link is here, but you need a Globe and Mail subscription to read it.

Ania Konikowski conducting her first trial

It seems like only yesterday that Ania joined the profession (in fact it has been several weeks) but she is already breaking new ground in classic Tevlin Gleadle Curtis fashion.  Today she will commence the first trial of her career.  In doing so of course she will shine. Best of luck Ania!