Ian Kennedy wins Employment Standards appeal

TGC lawyer Ian Kennedy, acting for an employer, successfully overturned a decision by the Director of Employment Standards that would have treated two employees as labourers rather than farm workers for the purposes of overtime and statutory holiday pay. This decision is significant for the employer and for other employers in the same area and does not appear to have been … Continued

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Ian Kennedy wins 20 months’ notice for employee

      TGC lawyer Ian Kennedy and articled student Ania Konikowski won 20 months’ notice for a 61 year old, long-serving employee in a recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court. You can read the decision here:judge-burke-re-bishop-v-rexel-canada-electrical-inc-12-15-3 Madam Justice Burke rejected the employer’s arguments that the employee had resigned instead of being fired and that … Continued

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Kemily Ho wins 12 months’ notice for employee

TGC lawyer Kemily Ho obtained judgment for 12 months’ notice for a 45 year old manager with just under 10 years of service. Madam Justice Beames ruled that the employee was entitled to compensation for the following items on top of his base salary for his notice period: a pro-rata portion of an annual bonus; employer contributions … Continued

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Iman Hosseini Joins TGC

TGC is pleased to welcome back Iman Hosseini.  Iman previously completed his summer Articles at TGC and is now joining us for his full Articles. Iman will be assisting TGC lawyers on a number of cases over the coming year.  His bio page is currently under construction – check back for more information about Iman.

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Ian Kennedy wins 21 months’ notice for long-serving employee

TGC lawyer Ian Kennedy obtained judgment for 21 months’ notice for a 48 year old upper-level manager with 18.5 years service. This was a claim for wrongful dismissal.  You can read the decision here: mudrovcic-v-engenuity-s164006-oral TGC lawyers are experienced at dealing with wrongful dismissal cases.  If you have questions about the termination of our employment you … Continued

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What is Constructive Dismissal?

Constructive dismissal is different than being fired. Dismissal occurs when an employer tells an employee that he or she is fired whether the firing is with cause or without cause. Dismissal becomes wrongful dismissal if an employee is fired without cause and without reasonable, or any, notice of termination. Constructive dismissal occurs when the employer by … Continued

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Kemily Ho is called to the Bar

TGC is proud to announce that Kemily Ho has been called to the Bar of British Columbia. Kemily articled with TGC and has been involved in some of the firm’s largest and most complex cases as well as conducting her own matters.  Kemily will be remaining at TGC where she joins the team of dedicated lawyers ready to … Continued

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Murray Tevlin retires from TGC

TGC wishes to announce the well-earned retirement of Murray Tevlin.  Murray was one of the founders of this firm and has been a mentor to its current lawyers. Throughout his career, Murray was a leader in the area of Employment Law and in the professional and ethical practice of law in general.  TGC is proud to continue … Continued

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