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"Work is one of the most fundamental aspects in a person's life, providing the individual with a means of financial support and, as importantly, a contributory role in society. A person's employment is an essential component of his or her sense of identity, self-worth and emotional well-being."

(TevlinGleadle was counsel for Mr. McKinley in the Supreme Court of Canada)

"... the fact that many individual employees may be unaware of their statutory and common law rights in the employment context is of fundamental importance.  ... the majority of unorganized employees would not even expect reasonable notice prior to dismissal and many would be surprised to learn they are not employed at the employer's discretion."

"When a contract is repudiated and the innocent party accepts the repudiation, which in my opinion is what happened here, the contract remains alive for the purpose of assessing the compensation to be paid. That compensation, that is to say, damages for the breach are what the innocent party would have received or earned depending on the nature of the contract had it been performed according to its terms."

"The public have an interest in every person's carrying on his trade freely: so has the individual. All interference with individual liberty of action in trading, and all restraints of trade of themselves, if there is nothing more, are contrary to public policy, and therefore void. That is the general rule. But there are exceptions: restraints of trade and interference with individual liberty of action may be justified by the special circumstances of a particular case."

"There can be no catalogue laid down as to what is reasonable notice in particular classes of cases. The reasonableness of the notice must be decided with reference to each particular case, having regard to the character of the employment, the length of service of the servant, the age of the servant and the availability of similar employment, having regard to the experience, training and qualifications of the servant."

"...many courts have sought to compensate the reliance and expectation interests of terminated employees by increasing the period of reasonable notice where the employer has induced the employee to "quit a secure, well-paying job . . . on the strength of promises of career advancement and greater responsibility, security and compensation with the new organization."

"... for most people, work is one of the defining features of their lives. Accordingly, any change in a person's employment status is bound to have far-reaching repercussions. ..., [w]hen this change is involuntary, the extent of our 'personal dislocation' is even greater.  The point at which the employment relationship ruptures is the time when the employee is most vulnerable and hence, most in need of protection. In recognition of this need, the law ought to encourage conduct that minimizes the damage and dislocation (both economic and personal) that result from dismissal."

  • McKinley v. Telus
  • Machtinger v. HOJ Industries
  • Nygard v. Robinson
  • Shafron v. KRG Brokers
  • Bardal v. Globe and Mail
  • Wallace (recruitment)
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"TevlinGleadle provided expert employment law counsel in an efficient, helpful manner. I received invaluable advice that I am optimistic will result in a favourable settlement. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services and will definitely contact them in the future if needed for wrongful dismissal advice."


"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend TevlinGleadle for any legal issues related with employment law. When two co-workers and I were wrongfully dismissed, we consulted and retained TG. We received quick and courteous help and even received a group rate on some of the services we required. We all eventually settled out of court after we had finally received reasonable severance offers from our former employer. If not for TG, we would have only received about a quarter of the settlement we were entitled to."

Jim J.

"Me vs Finning:  Dan Gleadle has been a breath of fresh air for me going through this experience. When I was wrongfully dismissed I contacted 3 law firms including TevlinGleadle. Dan Gleadle made me feel at ease on how to proceed and what to expect. He has been very thorough throughout the process leaving no stone unturned. Even though his firm is small compared to their corporate counterparts, he has taken them on and won. The personal service I have received to date has been excellent. I would feel very confident in recommending TevlinGleadle to anyone that finds themself in need of employment lawyers."

Peter Gregg:

"I chose TevlinGleadle to represent our group because of their reputation as one of the top Employment Law firms in British Columbia. Murray and Dan have over 25 years combined experience in their fields. They were the right firm to present our employment and pension class action cases. We definitely benefited by utilization of TevlinGleadle's "Team" approach to resolving our list of issues in both classes. At all times our business was conducted in a very professional manner. I do not hesitate in recommending Murray, Dan, and their team."

Greg P.

"I was fortunate to be referred to TevlinGleadle upon the surprising termination of my employment. During a very stressful time, Dan Gleadle's systematic and balanced approach provided the clarity and options essential to move a personally demanding process forward.

Dan kept me well informed, never overpromising potential outcomes or responses. Dan Gleadle's effort and quick reaction times resulted in a court appearance four months post dismissal and a favourable judgement one an half months later."

Terry David Mulligan:

"Tenacious, thorough, humourous ... all round, a good experience through a tough situation. The mere mention of TevlinGleadle gets the right kind of respect and attention.

Huge bonus is sensational, freshly roasted (on the deck!) coffee!!"

We recommend Murray Tevlin and his firm all the time!

Dustin Trenton:

Not only does Martin Sheard have a wealth of experience to draw from, he has a natural ability to read people and assess the situation. Throughout the process, Martin was always confident and thorough and he took the time to explain what was happening and what I could expect. There is no doubt that I achieved a much better result due to Martin's efforts than I would have on my own.

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Gleadle

Gold Medal Winner 2015 Pan Am Games


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Who We Are

Our area of practice is employment law.  Our lawyers have experience in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.

Meet our lawyers.


What We Do 





Employment Law

The lawyers at our Vancouver office
focus on issues 
affecting employers
and employees. 

Read about our recent cases.



Wrongful Dismissal

You've been fired.  Was your
termination lawful?

Read our Wrongful Dismissal





Constructive Dismissal

Your title, pay, reporting structure, or 
other aspect of your job has been
changed.  Is this constructive dismissal?


Class Actions

Class actions can be a powerful
tool for dealing with employment
issues.  Read about our recent






 Human Rights

What do employers and employees
have to be aware of when it comes
to discrimination, bullying, or other 
workplace issues?


Other Areas

Read about other employment
law issues that we handle.

Read articles by our lawyers.