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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Successful Workplace Investigations

TGC Articled Student Kemily Ho attended at a presentation hosted by the CBA Labour and Employment Law section on April 26, 2016, that addressed how to conduct successful workplace investigations. Some important takeaways from the meeting for employers include: (1) Consider a workplace assessment, which is less adversarial than a workplace investigation, in order to limit potential exposure to … Continued

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Ian Kennedy successfully defends extraordinary remedy

  TGC lawyer Ian Kennedy successfully defended a pre-judgment garnishing order obtained in favour of a client who is bringing an action for wrongful dismissal against his former employer. As set out in the decision, pre-judgment garnishment orders are an extraordinary remedy and require strict compliance with statutory requirements. The level of compliance required to obtain pre-judgment garnishment … Continued

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Blair Curtis presents on duty of honesty and good faith

  On April 13, 2016, Blair Curtis and Joe McArthur will be presenting a case update at the Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation Section meeting. The focus of the meeting will be on the duty of good faith in the performance of contracts following the Supreme Court’s recent decision of Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71. … Continued

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Ian Kennedy obtains judgment for 17 months’ notice

  L. v. Starbucks Coffee Canada Inc. March 4, 2016 At the summary trial of this wrongful dismissal claim, Ian Kennedy and Articled Student Kemily Ho obtained an award for the plaintiff equivalent to 17 months’ salary in lieu of notice. Madam Justice Gray ruled that the plaintiff was also entitled to an annual bonus which his former employer had … Continued

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