Christin Elawny

Legal Advisor, Field Law

Christin has extensive experience working with clients with issues such as: hiring and termination planning, defending claims and grievances, and developing preventative policies and procedures for employment agreements that protect employers and support workplace human rights. She has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba.

She applies a practical focus on clients’ business objectives and has the practiced ability to plan and mitigate risk from every perspective of the employer-employee relationship. Christin’s clients regularly turn to her when they’re facing difficult employment-related issues. She works with many clients on: collective bargaining and agreements administration, discipline, termination, wrongful dismissal claims and grievance arbitration, workplace human rights and Provincial and Federal Human Rights Commission complaints, employment and executive agreements and severance agreements. She has also worked on employment standards and hiring practices, discrimination, duty to accommodate employees, respectful workplace policies, the general management of employees in union and non-union settings, and also the planning and developing of policies and procedures.

Christin helps employers plan for the future and believes that proper planning, training, and development of policies and procedures will ensure compliance and mitigate vulnerabilities.

Many of the issues employers face with the coming cannabis legalization relate to human rights. Christin works with CLS in the same way she works with employers, and she assures we address the many questions and issues raised by the use of medical cannabis in the workplace and impending legalization of cannabis.