Christine Plante provides full-service legal advice and representation for all employment, labour and human resource needs. Her experience as corporate counsel to a large federally-regulated employer offers a unique perspective to providing client services. Christine knows the importance of providing responsive, sound, and practical legal advice.
Christine is Co-Head of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and effectively represents clients at all level of court and in administrative hearings, arbitrations and mediations. She has a number of reported decisions defending wrongful and constructive dismissals and enforcing restrictive covenants.
What Clients Say
"Christine Plante is widely regarded as one of the best management-side employment lawyers in Calgary. She is a straight shooter and provides very practical legal advice. She is strategic in the way she makes use of her time and our money."
Christine provides management support for all human resource needs including preparing employment contracts, policies and compensation plans; investigating workplace harassment, discrimination and fraud complaints; advising on drug and alcohol testing, successorship planning, dismissals and general workplace practices; guiding clients through M&A transactions, restructuring and downsizing; and, enforcing confidentiality agreements and non-competition/non-solicitation covenants.
Christine has significant experience with various extraordinary remedies for effective fraud recovery, which overlaps with her employment practice when assisting clients in recovering assets and protecting confidential and proprietary information.
Christine believes in mentorship and philanthropy. She is the Vice-Chair for the Board of Directors of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Chair for the Human Resources Committee.
Christine has received industry recognition including the 2018 Lexpert Rising Star Award, Benchmark Litigation Canada's recognition on the Under 40 Hot List, and Chambers Canada's Up and Coming ranking for Employment & Labour.