Tevlin Gleadle Curtis Employment Law Strategies


We are a law firm based in Vancouver with a practice dedicated to all aspects of Employment Law.
Our lawyers have experience in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.

TGC is a leading, Vancouver-based employment law firm that provides advice and legal services to clients across Canada. Our clients are employees, groups of employees, employers of all sizes, contractors, and others across a diverse range of markets and industries.

Our lawyers have substantial experience with all aspects of employment law including wrongful dismissal claims, contract negotiation, strategic advice, and Human Rights complaints. We have represented employers and employees at all levels of trial and appeal courts in British Columbia, at the Supreme Court of Canada, and at a wide variety of administrative tribunals. We also have experience with mediation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution.

Whether in Court or in negotiation, we employ effective employment law strategies to achieve real results for our clients.

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


E.P. v. SAP Canada Inc.

  TGC Lawyers Kemily Ho and Blair Curtis were successful counsel in this wrongful dismissal case which was decided in November of 2016. Ms. Ho and Mr. Curtis won judgment of 12 months’ notice for a 45 year old employee with almost 10 years of service. Madam Justice Beames ruled that the employee was entitled to compensation for the … Continued

S.D. v Canada Shineray

This case involved a rare award of wrongful dismissal, aggravated damages, and just cause allegations.

Steve Barker and Martin Sheard were successful counsel on the case.

The defence of just cause failed.

Aggravated damages are not commonly awarded in employment law cases. That being so, they were appropriate here and our client was most deserving.

The case also involved an argument for the invalidation of a termination clause due to its apparently pre-emptive circumvention of the Employment Standards Act and the Human Rights Code. This argument was not successful because in the court’s view the clause in question was intended to have narrow application, regardless of its broad wording.

Martin Sheard and Ian Kennedy to present at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC Employment Law Conference

Tevlin Gleadle Curtis lawyers Martin Sheard and Ian Kennedy will both speak at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC Employment Law Conference in May.  The course description, including registration information can be found here.

Martin Sheard wins 10 months’ notice for employee with less than three years of service

   TGC lawyer Martin Sheard and Articled Student Iman Hosseini won 10 months’ notice for a 60 year old employee with only two years and nine months of service in the recent decision of S. v. Albion Fisheries Ltd, 2017 BCSC 376. If you think that you have been wrongfully dismissed or if you have questions about … Continued