Christin Elawny is a labour and employment lawyer helping both non-unionized and unionized employers in Alberta and Manitoba with complex claims, planning and other employment-related needs.
Christin's clients seek her help 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.
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's clients regularly turn to her when they're facing difficult employment-related issues, such as:
Many of the issues employers face relate to human rights, and I work with clients on establishing policies and procedures around human resource issues such as validating sick leaves and long-term disability. In addition, the use of medical marijuana in the workplace and impending legalization of marijuana has created a lot of questions and issues for employers."
Christin helps employers plan for the future and believes that proper planning and development of policies and procedures will ensure compliance and mitigate vulnerabilities.
Outside of Work
Christin loves being a mom and enjoys fitness. She is an avid reader (some of her favourite books include Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and The Dark Tower series by Stephen King) and she is a literacy advocate who believes that developing the ability to read is one of the most important aspects of contributing to a positive society. She supports literacy in the community by working with CanLearn.