Christin Elawny, B.A., LL.B.
Christin is an employment and labour lawyer with over 15 years of experience assisting employers and employees to navigate the ever-changing world of employment and labour law. She advises both federally and provincially regulated employers and employees on a wide range of employment matters, including wrongful dismissal claims, employment agreements, application of and compliance with provincial employment standards and the Canada Labour Code, accommodation of employees under human rights legislation, and complaints to the Alberta Human Rights Commission and the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Clients appreciate Christin’s practical focus on their business objectives and her ability to plan and mitigate risk from every perspective of the employer-employee relationship. Christin helps employers plan for the future and believes that proper planning and development of policies and procedures will ensure compliance and mitigate vulnerabilities. She assists employees in understanding their rights in the workplace and ensuring they are being treated fairly.
Christin believes that employment lawyers should avoid taking a litigious approach to contentious employment matters whenever possible. Resolving a case outside of court is often the best answer for all parties involved. Although Christin pushes to settle a case without the need for litigation, she is not afraid to take a file to court when necessary. Christin is a pragmatic lawyer who carries herself with kindness and confidence both inside and outside the courtroom.
Growing up in Northwestern Ontario led Christin to enjoy spending time near the water, particularly if it involves fishing. She also enjoys reading, live music, and spending time with her children. Christin is a fierce advocate of the importance of literacy and learning and served on the Board of The CanLearn Society for six years.