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.

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


Jeff Hart wins 2017 Tevlin Gleadle Curtis Prize in Individual Employment Law

TGC is proud to announce that Jeff Hart, J.D. candidate at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, has won the 2017 Tevlin Gleadle Curtis Prize in Individual Employment Law. TGC offers this prize annually to the student with the highest mark in Individual Employment Law. The prize is in honour of this firm’s co-founders Dan Gleadle … Continued

Kemily Ho sets aside decision to terminate employee for taking nuts

      TGC lawyer Kemily Ho and articling student Iman Hosseini were successful on a judicial review of an arbitrator’s decision that a long-term Air Canada employee should be terminated for cause for taking discarded nuts from a first class cabin. In setting aside the arbitrator’s decision, the Judge expressed “grave doubts” about the arbitrator’s assessment of … Continued

TGC lawyers attend Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquim reception

TGC lawyers David McWhinnie and Kemily Ho and Articling Student Iman Hosseini attended at the welcome reception for the Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium hosted by the Vancouver Bar Association at the Law Courts Inn on May 31, 2017.    The Colloquium takes place every two years between Justices from the Supreme Courts of Canada, New Zealand and Singapore, … Continued

What employers and employees can learn from the Stewart decision about drug use in the workplace

TGC lawyer Steven Barker assesses an important recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada   On June 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp., 2017 SCC 30. The Court, with majority reasons written by Chief Justice McLachlin, upheld a decision of the Alberta Human … Continued