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 Queen’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 of Work

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.

May 16, 2019
#metoo: What’s an Employer To Do + Not To Do?
Conferences
2019 Alberta Central AGM + Conference
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
Webinar
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...
September 2017
Importance of Clear Guidelines and Policies
Perspectives for the Professions
Silwin v College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2017 ONSC 1947, upholding a Discipline Committee’s decision to reject a defence of officially induced error on the basis that the professional unreasonably misinterpreted the guidelines.Dr. Silwin was ...
July 2017
How Key is the Employee? Identifying When an Employee is a Fiduciary
Workwise
A fiduciary employee is an employee trusted with a measure of responsibility by their employer. This in turn creates corresponding duties owed by the fiduciary that go over and above those normally owed by an employee to an employer.It is therefore imp...
January 2017
Joint Submissions on Sanction: The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Amount of Deference that Should be Given
Perspectives for the Professions
In a previous article, we discussed a discipline tribunal’s role in considering joint submissions on sanction; namely, a discipline tribunal has the discretion to accept or reject a joint submission. Previous courts adopted principles established...
March 2016
Dempsey v. Bagley, 2016 ABQB 124 - Lessors of Vehicles Still Vulnerable Under Workers Compensation Act
Insurance Alert
Dempsey v. Bagley, 2016 ABQB 124 ­- Lessors of Vehicles Still Vulnerable Under Workers Compensation Act  There were two motor vehicle accidents in the summer of 2006. The plaintiffs and the defendants involved in the accidents were ...
October 2015
Police and Adjuster Statements – Admissible or Not?
Insurance Alert
The Alberta Court of Appeal in the recent case of R. v. Porter, 2015 ABCA 279, has concluded that neither a statement made to the police pursuant to the Traffic Safety Act section 71, nor a statement provided to an insurance adjuste...
Education
University of Ottawa, 2015, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
University of Toronto, 2010, Bachelor of Arts, History, With Distinction
Admissions
Alberta,2016
Northwest Territories,2018