Will you vote for us again? TGC is honoured to be nominated as best employment law boutique in Canada for the second consecutive year!

For the second consecutive year we have been nominated as Canada’s best employment law boutique. Last year we won, but it is an honour just to be nominated. If you want to vote for us, please follow this link. Please note that the voting does not begin until February 18, 2019. It runs until March … Continued

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Martin Sheard wins costs

Martin Sheard has won costs for our client. The decision follows on a trial Martin and Shannon Beebe won in late 2018. Justice Gomery of the Supreme Court awarded our client $11,000 plus her disbursements for a trial which spanned 2.5 days.

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Ian Kennedy defends Human Rights complaint

Ian Kennedy successfully defended an application brought by an employer, a Molly Maid franchise, to dismiss a human rights complaint brought by Ian’s client. The Molly Maid franchise terminated the employment of Ian’s client the day after she missed work to attend urgent and necessary medical exams related to problems she was then experiencing with … Continued

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Blair Curtis Wins in Defence Against Unmeritorious Claim

TGC lawyer Blair Curtis successfully defended our employer client today in B.C. Provincial Court against a claim brought by a former employee. The former employee was seeking damages for a so-called “wrongful dismissal”. The Trial Judge dismissed the claim against our client, and furthermore ordered the former employee to pay to our client a 5% … Continued

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Martin and Shannon Win

Martin Sheard and Shannon Beebe won a trial on December 11, 2018, in the B.C. Supreme Court. Martin and Shannon successfully pursued damages for lost income, aggravated damages, costs and interest on behalf of a most deserving client. Amongst other important findings, the Court concluded that: [the plaintiff] dismissed [the defendant] in a manner that … Continued

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Martin and Shannon run a trial in the B.C. Supreme Court

Martin Sheard and Shannon Beebe have concluded a trial in the British Columbia Supreme Court.  Though she is an experienced American lawyer, Ms. Beebe will not be called to the B.C. bar until some time in 2019.  Ms. Beebe was granted leave of the court to sit at counsel’s table. The trial was about how … Continued

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Our firm at work

      Two of our lawyers are working out of the office today.  Kemily Ho is conducting a discovery, and Steven Barker is taking part in a settlement conference. The rest of our team is in the office.  Employers or employees with questions about employment law should contact us.  

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TGC promotes local art

         TGC’s newest employee Mark Zelmer is also an accomplished painter.  Two of Mark’s paintings (“Repairman” and “Night Rescue”) are currently on display in TGC’s Vancouver office. Mark is TGC’s new assistant and is providing support to office manager April Kapchinsky.

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