Fred Wynne successful before Human Rights Tribunal

TGC lawyer Fred Wynne brought a successful Human Rights complaint for discrimination in a tenancy arising from the failure of a landlord to properly address a mould problem in a residential unit. In a decision released on August 30, 2022, the Human Rights Tribunal awarded Fred’s client damages for injury to dignity as well as … Continued

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Sean Tevlin rejoins TGC

TGC is pleased to welcome Sean Tevlin back to the team. Sean did his summer articles at TGC as a law student. Sean rejoins us as lawyer with significant experience in the area of labour and employment law. Stay tuned for more details about Sean and his work at TGC.

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David McWhinnie recognized in ‘Best Lawyers’ publication for third year in a row

TGC lawyer David McWhinnie has been included in the 2023 edition of the ‘Best Lawyers in Canada’ publication in the category of Labour and Employment Law. This is the third straight year that David has received this recognition. ‘Best Lawyers’ relies on peer reviews and so David sincerely appreciates both being nominated and recognized. You … Continued

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David McWhinnie in the North Shore News

TGC lawyer David McWhinnie appeared in a recent article in the North Shore News about the destruction of a residential heritage property. David and Fred Wynne were acting as special prosecutors on behalf of the District of North Vancouver to bring charges against parties involved in the destruction of that property. These types of prosecutions … Continued

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Fred Wynne quoted in The Lawyer’s Daily

TGC lawyer Fred Wynne is quoted in a recent article in The Lawyer’s Daily discussing how the law defines the term “employee”. The article reviews how our Court of Appeal assessed ‘gig economy’ employment relationships in the case of Beach Place Ventures Ltd. v. Employment Standards Tribunal 2022 BCCA 147 . In the article Fred … Continued

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Steven Barker wins at WorkSafeBC (Again)

TGC lawyer Steven Barker has successfully represented an employer defending an employee’s complaint of prohibited action. In December, 2021, WorkSafeBC denied an employee’s complaint that a prohibited action was taken against the employee following the employee’s raising of COVID-19-related concerns. WorkSafeBC’s Law and Policy Division ultimately found no prohibited action was taken against the employee. … Continued

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Steven Barker successfully defends Employer at WorkSafeBC

This is a case involving allegations of workplace bullying and harassment. TGC lawyer Steven Barker, on behalf of the employer, successfully defended the employee’s claim of compensation for mental distress. At issue in this case was whether a series of emails between the employee and a colleague constituted bullying and harassment. In rendering its decision … Continued

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Fred Wynne quoted in Vancouver Sun

TGC lawyer Fred Wynne was quoted in a December 25, 2021, article in the Vancouver Sun entitled “When home is where the workplace is, injury claims get murky”. In the article, Fred talks about the legal “grey zone” that exists when workplace injuries occur while an employee is working remotely: “If you go straight from … Continued

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Fred Wynne in The Lawyer’s Daily

TGC lawyer Fred Wynne was interviewed by national publication The Lawyers Daily for his insight into B.C.’s new paid sick leave law which comes into force on January 1, 2022. Fred addressed the potential cost of paid sick leave for employers and how that cost will be offset by increased productivity: …Wynne said if a … Continued

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