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


Ian Kennedy defends Human Rights complaint

Ian Kennedy successfully defended an application brought by an employer, a Molly Maid franchise, to dismiss a human rights complaint brought by Ian’s client. The Molly Maid franchise terminated the employment of Ian’s client the day after she missed work to attend urgent and necessary medical exams related to problems she was then experiencing with … Continued

Blair Curtis Wins in Defence Against Unmeritorious Claim

TGC lawyer Blair Curtis successfully defended our employer client today in B.C. Provincial Court against a claim brought by a former employee. The former employee was seeking damages for a so-called “wrongful dismissal”. The Trial Judge dismissed the claim against our client, and furthermore ordered the former employee to pay to our client a 5% … Continued

Martin and Shannon Win

Martin Sheard and Shannon Beebe won a trial on December 11, 2018, in the B.C. Supreme Court. Martin and Shannon successfully pursued damages for lost income, aggravated damages, costs and interest on behalf of a most deserving client. Amongst other important findings, the Court concluded that: [the plaintiff] dismissed [the defendant] in a manner that … Continued

Martin and Shannon run a trial in the B.C. Supreme Court

Martin Sheard and Shannon Beebe have concluded a trial in the British Columbia Supreme Court.  Though she is an experienced American lawyer, Ms. Beebe will not be called to the B.C. bar until some time in 2019.  Ms. Beebe was granted leave of the court to sit at counsel’s table. The trial was about how … Continued