Tevlin Gleadle Curtis Employment Law Strategies


We are a Vancouver law firm 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, contract negotiations, and Human Rights complaints.

The Tevlin Gleadle Curtis team has extensive experience in trial and appeal courts in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.   Tevlin Gleadle Curtis lawyers have appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada in a number of important employment law cases including most recently in the case of Matthews and Ocean Nutrition.

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.

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


TGC Best in Canada for a third year in a row

TGC is proud to announce that for the third year in a row it has been voted Best in Canada for Employment & Labour Law Boutiques by the readers of Canada HRReporter. Thanks to everyone who voted for our firm. We are honoured and humbled by your support, and we will be working hard to … Continued

TGC ranked as “Recommended” by Doyle’s Guide

TGC is proud to have been ranked as “Recommended” by Doyle’s Guide, a world-wide lawyer ranking service, in the category of “Leading Employment Law Firms (Employee & Union Representation) – British Columbia, 2020”. In this category Doyle’s Guide recognizes employment law firms that have been recommended by other B.C. employment lawyers for their expertise and … Continued

Jenson Leung receives top privacy credential

TGC lawyer Jenson Leung is now a Certified Information Privacy Professional (Canada) or “CIPP”. CIPP is the privacy industry’s leading credential. This certification recognizes recipients’ strong understanding of global concepts of privacy and data protection law and practice including: jurisdictional laws, regulations and enforcement models; essential privacy concepts and principals; legal requirements for handling and … Continued

Steven Barker wins at WCAT (again)

TGC lawyer Steven Barker has successfully represented an employee at the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. On April 17, 2020, the Tribunal rejected an appeal brought by the employer and upheld an underlying wage loss benefits decision in favour of the employee. The issue on appeal was whether the employee was entitled to continued wage loss … Continued