Fred Wynne is an employment lawyer, a human rights lawyer, and above all a tenacious problem solver.

Fred is a highly effective lawyer and approaches each employment case with your goals front and center. Fred practices in all areas of employment law, especially wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, human rights discrimination, disability accommodation, privacy, and non-competition and non-solicitation matters. Fred has appeared as a lawyer before all levels of court in British Columbia as well as before administrative tribunals such as the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Employment Standards Tribunal and the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

Despite Fred’s comfort with the litigation process, Fred is also committed to resolving lawsuits without going to court, including through negotiation and mediation whenever possible. Fred is a trained mediator, holding certification from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University which is the United States’ top ranked dispute resolution law school.

Whichever approach best suits your case, Fred Wynne is an employment and human rights lawyer who will be your advocate, advisor and helping hand on the way to closure and the result you deserve.


Before becoming an employment lawyer or a human rights lawyer, Fred grew up in a small farming community in the BC interior. Fred completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Calgary and then attended law school at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Fred returned to BC for articles and practice, beginning his career with a mid-sized Fraser Valley firm focusing on personal injury, general civil litigation and employment law. He has practiced exclusively in the areas of employment and human rights since his call to the bar in 2008 and worked only in employment litigation specialty firms since 2009.

Fred is an active member of the Vancouver lawyer community and serves in executive roles in the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch; on the board of the Lawyers’ Inn Society; and as a member of the Trial Lawyers’ Association of BC.

Last but most importantly, Fred is a dedicated family man and father to two young and active sons. Living on the North Shore, Fred and his family are constantly outdoors paddling and biking, or participating in soccer and little league. Fred is also a Scout leader which gives him more family time, great adventures, and a chance to enjoy his inner child.

Career Highlights


B.A. from the University of Calgary


LL.B. from the University of Alberta


Moved to Vancouver


Articled; conducted first trial as lead counsel


Called to the Bar of British Columbia


First Human Rights Tribunal hearing as lead counsel


First appearance in British Columbia Court of Appeal


First judicial review of an administrative tribunal decision.


Second chair in the Vernon case which resulted in a leading decision on bad faith in employment termination as well as significant punitive and aggravated damages awards.


First appearance before British Columbia Court of Appeal as lead counsel


Completed mediation training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law

Appointed adjudicator of the BC Civil Resolution tribunal


Becomes shareholder of TGC