Cristina advises employers on a broad scope of labour, employment, and human rights matters, including contract drafting and implementation, wrongful dismissal claims, employment standards, grievance arbitrations, and workplace accommodation. Cristina regularly conducts workplace investigations for a range of public and private sector clients, including unionized and non-unionized workplaces. Cristina further assists employers in developing and implementing sound workplace policies and practices, and provides strategic guidance to limit potential exposure.
Cristina advocates for employers before various courts and tribunals, including Small Claims Court, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Grievance Settlement Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and private boards of arbitration.
Cristina completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, where she received an Honours BA and graduated with high distinction. Cristina then earned her law degree from Western University. During law school, Cristina served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Western Journal of Legal Studies and as a student editor for the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. Upon graduation, Cristina received the J. S. D Tory Writing Award for her research into issues of labour relations and precarious work in Canada.
Cristina both summered and articled with the firm before returning as an associate lawyer in 2019.
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society
Toronto Lawyers Association
Evelyn McDonald Scholarship, 2013
Samuel James Stubbs Award, 2014, 2015
Frederic Davidson Essay Competition, first place, 2015
J. S. D Tory Writing Award, 2018
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