Tessa Gregson
Tessa Gregson
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Tessa Gregson is an Edmonton-based lawyer practicing in the areas of labour and employment, and professional regulation. Tessa has experience working with a variety of public institutions, corporations, and private individuals from across Alberta and has appeared before various administrative tribunals, the Alberta Human Rights Commission, Alberta Labour Relations Board, and the Alberta Court of King’s Bench on behalf of her clients.

Tessa provides clients with a wide range of legal support in a number of areas including:

  • Human rights complaints
  • Professional discipline
  • Professional registration
  • Labour disputes and grievance arbitration

Tessa’s clients benefit from her considered and compassionate approach to every issue. Her keen ability to understand a client’s problem beyond the legal issue and appreciate the practicalities of the situation allows her to provide comprehensive and customized solutions. Whether she’s assisting them from the office or advocating for them in court, she knows that the best counsel comes from research and a solid understanding of a client’s issue and perspective.

Value to Clients

“I am always looking for new ways to come at a problem and solve it for my clients. I understand that sometimes the best solutions can come from considering the unexpected.”

Outside the Office

When Tessa isn’t in the office, she’s usually spending time with family or friends, or planning her next trip. Tessa’s love of travel has seen her explore many foreign cities, including Buenos Aires and Berlin, where she lived for a time.

Canadian Bar Association, Labour and Employment Law Section (North)
Member at Large
Fitzpatrick v The College of Physical Therapists of Alberta, 2020 ABCA 164
February 2024 - 5 min read
Unionized Employee: Grievance or Human Rights Complaint?
Workwise Newsletter
The Alberta Human Rights Commission and labour arbitrators hold concurrent jurisdiction over human rights issues in unionized workplaces, as highlighted by a recent decision from the Chief of the Alberta Human Rights. However, the Comm...
November 2022 - 5 min read
Regulatory Reform in Alberta: A Status Update
Perspectives for the Professions
The implementation of the Health Professions Act ("the HPA") on December 31, 2001 introduced major regulatory reform to Alberta, and for the next 17 years there was an extended period of legislative stability. Then, in 2018, the &qu...
June 2022 - 5 min read
Employment Contracts: Leave No Room for Interpretation!
Workwise Newsletter
What You Need To Know In the case of Rice v Shell Global Solutions Canada Inc, the majority of the Alberta Court of Appeal emphasized the importance of clearly identifying the term of an employment contract and the parties’ obligations and e...
November 2021 - 4 min read
Careful Not to Colour Outside the Lines: Court Limits Ability to Add Allegations During a Hearing
Perspectives for the Professions
In Alsaadi v. Alberta College of Pharmacy, 2021 ABCA 313, a majority of the Alberta Court of Appeal adopted a very narrow interpretation of language common to professional regulatory statutes. The case involved a pharmacist, Alsaadi, fou...
April 2021 - 8 min read
Changes to Post-Secondary Compensation
Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions (Post-Secondary Institutions) Compensation Regulation Extended to More Post-Secondary Executives as of April 1, 2021 On March 24, 2021, the Alberta Government passed an amendment to the Reform o...
March 2021 - 4 min read
Important Development Regarding Racial Slurs in the Workplace
Workwise Newsletter
Ontario Arbitrator finds that one instance of racial slurs creates the rebuttable presumption that termination is within the range of reasonable disciplinary responses. The Ontario arbitration case of Levi Strauss & Co. v Workers United C...
June 2020 - 3 min read
Disruptive Behaviour is a No-No!
Perspectives for the Professions
The Alberta Court of Appeal confirms the broad nature of professional misconduct and that deference must be given to tribunals assessing a member’s conduct. The Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision in Al-Ghamdi v. College of Physicians and...
Winter 2020
2019 - A Year in Review Seminar Series
Join the Field Law Labour + Employment Group for our annual seminars featuring legal updates and practical challenges for management and employee groups.Part 1 has been approved for 1.75 CPD hours and Part 2 has been approved for 2.25 CPD hou...
October 2019
Get With the Times! The Alberta Court of Appeal Weighs in on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Workwise Newsletter
The recent case of Calgary (City) v Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 37, 2019 ABCA 388 from the Alberta Court of Appeal marks an important decision on sexual misconduct in the workplace.   The City of Calgary (the “City”) ...
September 26, 2019
Must Have Policies for Employers: Why, What + How
Join Field Law in Edmonton and Calgary and learn tips and tricks to assist with the implementation and enforcement of three workplace policies Employers should have in place in today’s market.We will explore how changes in legislation and culture...
March 2019
Good Character:  An Important Regulatory Tool Even in an Age of Labour Mobility
Perspectives for the Professions
Regulators have traditionally used a test of “good character and reputation” to assess applicants. However, the question remained – to what extent can regulators apply the test of “good character and reputation” for applic...
November 2018
Dealing with Unrepresented Members
Whether it be due to cost or personal choice, regulated professionals facing disciplinary proceedings often elect to represent themselves. This can present unique challenges for regulators and administrative tribunals in ensuring a fair process. &nb...
University of Ottawa, 2015, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
University of Toronto, 2010, Bachelor of Arts, History, With Distinction
Northwest Territories,2018