Cristina Wendel

Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

Cristina Wendel is a member of the Edmonton employment and labour group and is the leader of the Alberta occupational health and safety practice.

Cristina advises and represents employers in all aspects of occupational health and safety matters, including day-to-day compliance, incident response, investigations and defending employers charged with occupational health and safety offences. In addition, Cristina represents federally and provincially regulated, unionized and non-unionized employers in a variety of employment and labour law matters such as wrongful dismissal claims, employment standards disputes, human rights issues, labour arbitrations, labour relations board proceedings and unfair competition actions. She provides strategic advice to employers on matters such as employment contracts, workplace policies, restrictive covenants, managing employees, workers’ compensation matters, workplace discrimination and accommodation concerns, and labour relations issues.

Cristina also practices education and constitutional law, advising school boards on a variety of labour and employment and constitutional law matters.

Cristina is a regular presenter at seminars and courses, including Dentons’ Breakfast for the Mind series, on a variety of current occupational health and safety, employment and labour topics. She is also a member of Dentons’ National Diversity and Inclusion Committee.