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


Important win for Blair Curtis and Ania Konikowski

                            TGC Head of Litigation Blair Curtis and articling student Ania Konikowski won an important victory today in a wrongful dismissal case dealing with issues of jurisdiction and contract construction. Blair and Ania are representing an employee who has brought a wrongful dismissal … Continued

Martin Sheard and Kemily Ho train UBC law students today

Martin Sheard and Kemily Ho will be training the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program‘s summer clinicians today.  The program is better known by the acronym “LSLAP.” LSLAP is a non-profit run by law students at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Clinicians provide free legal advice and representation … Continued

Ian Kennedy defends employee lawsuit from application to strike or stay

TGC lawyer Ian Kennedy successfully defended an employer’s application to strike or, alternatively, stay a lawsuit brought by an employee in the B.C. Supreme Court. The employer attempted to argue that separate proceedings brought by the employee before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Workers Compensation Board overlapped with the issues raised in the … Continued

TGC lawyers feature at 2018 Employment Law conference

TGC lawyers Blair Curtis, David McWhinnie and Martin Sheard featured at the 2018 Employment Law Conference presented by the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. Every year, the Employment Law Conference gathers employment lawyers from around this Province to discuss current issues in employment law and to listen to presenters on a variety of topics. Blair, … Continued