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


TGC is open

TGC remains open and our clients will continue to receive legal services during this difficult time. We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and will be adjusting our operations to keep our clients, employees, and community safe including through increased use of telephone and remote work. We will provide updates as the situation develops. Please … Continued

Steven Barker and Spencer Sloane present lecture on Employment Law

TGC lawyer Steven Barker and articling student Spencer Sloane gave a lecture for the Amici Curiae Friendship Society on Tuesday evening at the Law Courts Center. Steven and Spencer provided the program’s volunteers with an Employment Law 101 crash course running the gamut of civil and statutory issues facing employees and employers in this province. … Continued

Steven Barker defends application to dismiss Human Rights complaint

TGC lawyer Steven Barker has successfully defended an employee at the BC Human Rights Tribunal from an application to dismiss his complaint. The complaint arose from an allegation that the employer discriminated against the employee in the course of a job application. The employer unsuccessfully sought to have the employee’s complaint dismissed. Claims of discrimination … Continued

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. The employee claimed that she had been constructively dismissed as a consequence. In dismissing the employee’s claim the trial judge noted that: … Continued