Employment Law Strategies

TGC is a Vancouver law firm 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.

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 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 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

Fred Wynne successful in maintaining lawsuit against bankrupt defendant

On April 30, 2024, TGC Lawyer Fred Wynne was successful in obtaining a Court Order that enabled his client to pursue a lawsuit despite the defending party declaring bankruptcy. Normally, a lawsuit automatically stops when the defending party becomes bankrupt. Fred’s success in Court means that his client’s lawsuit stays alive and that his client … Continued

Sean Tevlin in Court of Appeal

TGC lawyer Sean Tevlin appeared as lead counsel in the Court of Appeal on April 22, 2024, arguing a case relating to the interpretation of employment contracts and federal employment legislation. TGC lawyers have experience with all levels of court and tribunal in British Columbia. If you are an employer or employee who needs assistance … Continued

Spencer Sloane wins wrongful dismissal action

TGC lawyer Spencer Sloane has won a seven-day trial on behalf of an employee who claimed against his former employer for wrongful dismissal, aggravated damages, and penalty costs. The case involved the termination of a fixed-term employment contract and included a rare award of aggravated damages and a penalty award under Rule 20(5) of the … Continued

David McWhinnie successfully defends prohibited action complaint

TGC lawyer David McWhinnie has successfully defended an employer from a complaint that it took prohibited action against an employee. In his decision the WorkSafeBC adjudicator found that: “If anything, it seems to me that the employer went out of its way to find work for the worker … in spite of the worker’s very … Continued