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 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 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
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
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