Gina A. Ross

Practice Focus

  • Employment Law
    • Advising on employment issues arising with respect to corporate mergers, sales and takeovers
    • Drafting employment agreements, independent consultant contracts, and change of control and retention agreements
    • Advising employers concerning personnel procedures, hiring policies, drug and medical testing policies, employee fiduciary duties and other matters
    • Providing counsel to employers on downsizings, terminations, defending employment-related litigation and discrimination complaints

Practice Areas

Education

  • Advanced Investigation Techniques Certificate – Rubin Thomlinson LLP, 2020
  • University of Calgary, Bachelor of Laws, 1988

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 1989

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Honours & Recognition

  • Named in Chambers Canada as a leading lawyer in Employment and Labour (Alberta), 2019-2022
  • Named in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in Canada in the area of Employment (Employee and Employer), 2019-2021
  • Named as a leading Woman in Law by Lawyer Monthly in the area of Employment Law, 2020 & 2021
  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada as a recommended lawyer in the area of Employment and Labour Law, annually since 2013

Community Involvement and Personal Interests

  • Member of the Board, Epilepsy Association of Calgary
  • Provision of pro bono legal services to individuals, community and sports associations and not-for-profit organizations including Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta, Mennonite Central Committee Alberta, Alcove Addiction Recovery for Women Society, and Nanton Quality of Life Foundation, as well as through the QB Amicus Program
  • Equine Canada "r" judge hunter, equitation and hack
  • Alberta Equestrian Federation Provincial Official – Hunter Discipline

Recent Court and Tribunal Cases

  • Freeman v. University of Alberta, 2021 ABQB 612 – represented one of the defendants, and was successful in having the action struck pursuant to Rule 3.68 and Civil Practice Note 7.
  • Freeman v. CNRL, 2021 MC – successfully represented the defendant in obtaining a court order (for security for costs) resulting in the plaintiff's claim being dismissed.
  • Cromie v.Tourmaline Oil Corp et al, 2021 AHRC 79 – successfully represented the respondent and the complaint was dismissed as it was filed outside of the limitation period in the Human Rights Act.
  • Jegou v. CNRL, 2021 ABQB 401 - successfully represented the defendant in a wrongful dismissal action and the plaintiff's claim was dismissed following trial.
  • Cabot v. Enerflex, 2020 MC – successfully represented the defendant in a wrongful dismissal and loss of benefits claims by the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs' claim was struck in its entirety on the grounds that there was no genuine issue for trial, portions of the claim were issue estopped from proceeding, and certain elements of a cause of action were not sufficiently plead.
  • Cabot v. Enerflex, 2019 AHRC 1 – successfully represented the respondent in a claim for alleged discrimination under the Alberta Human Rights Act. Following an Alberta Human Rights Commission Tribunal hearing the complaint was struck as the Commission had no jurisdiction due to the complainant entering into a valid and enforceable release and settlement agreement with the respondent.
  • LL v. CNRL, 2018 ABQB 879 – successfully represented the defendant in obtaining a court order striking the damages portion of the plaintiff's claim on the grounds that such portions of the claim were statute barred by virtue of the Workers Compensation Act.
  • Freeman v. CNRL, 2018 ABQB 301 – successfully represented the defendant on a summary judgment application, and significant portions of the plaintiff's claim were struck.