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, 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

David McWhinnie defends employer

TGC lawyer David McWhinnie has successfully defended an employer at trial from a claim of constructive dismissal. The claim arose from a letter to the employee in which the employer raised performance concerns. In dismissing the employee’s claims the trial judge noted that: There is no doubt that [Jane Doe] subjectively felt wronged by the … Continued

Jenson Leung conducts Supreme Court trial

TGC lawyer Jenson Leung and articled student Spencer Sloane are in trial this week representing the plaintiff in a wrongful dismissal claim. The trial is scheduled for five days in the Supreme Court before Madam Justice Russell. TGC lawyers have experience with litigation. If you need help with a wrongful dismissal matter then you should … Continued

Martin Sheard and David McWhinnie appear in SCC

On October 8, 2019, TGC lawyers Martin Sheard and David McWhinnie appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada on behalf of the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. Martin and David were proud to represent the law students at the highest level of court in Canada in … Continued

TGC lawyers mark call anniversaries

TGC Lawyers David McWhinnie and Martin Sheard celebrated the anniversaries of their respective calls to the Bar of British Columbia this week. David and Martin are proud to mark these milestones at TGC and to have the privilege of practising law in this Province.