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Biography

In March 2024, Roxanne was appointed King’s Counsel in recognition of her outstanding leadership within the legal profession and her contributions to the community and the administration of justice in Alberta. Roxanne also serves as Carbert Waite LLP’s Managing Partner.

Litigation Practice

Roxanne was called to the New Brunswick and Ontario Bars in 2003. She practiced in New Brunswick and then Ontario before settling in Calgary and joining Carbert Waite LLP in 2008. Roxanne became a partner in the firm in 2013. She practices litigation with a focus on employment law, including human rights, privacy, and occupational health & safety matters.

Roxanne represents both employers and employees in a wide range of complex employment law matters. Roxanne’s employment practice includes drafting employment agreements and workplace policies, advising on compliance with employment related laws, advising on terminations and negotiating settlements of wrongful and constructive dismissal claims. She regularly presents on topics related to employment law, privacy and human rights at various seminars and conferences.

Roxanne has conducted workplace investigations as an independent investigator including complaints of widespread sexual harassment in a manufacturing facility and bullying and harassment in major financial and education institutions. She has also supervised workplace investigations conducted both internally and by external parties.

Roxanne serves on the Board of Women in Law Leadership, is President of the board of the Calgary Drug Treatment Court, and serves on the City of Calgary’s Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board. She was also a Director of the Association of Women Lawyers for 10 years, concluding with a term as AWL’s President in 2017 and 2018.

Arbitration Practice

Roxanne is certified by the ADR Institute of Canada as a Qualified Arbitrator. With over 20 years of experience balanced between representing employers and employees, Roxanne is well positioned to deliver fair and unbiased resolutions to workplace disputes.

If you need an arbitrator, contact us to learn more about how we can assist you in resolving your dispute effectively.

 

Education

  • University of Western Ontario (BA(Hons), 1998)
  • Dalhousie University (MPA, 2002; LLB, 2002)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta (Since 2008)
  • Law Society of Upper Canada (2003-2008)
  • Law Society of New Brunswick (2003-2008)
  • ADR Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Association of Women Lawyers

Roxanne Davis, K.C., QArb Is Now Acting As An Arbitrator

June 12, 2024

Carbert Waite LLP is pleased to announce that our Managing Partner, Roxanne Davis, K.C., has completed the ADR Institute of Canada’s Arbitration Course and received the QArb designation. Roxanne is now offering Labour Arbitration services. Roxanne is a respected lawyer with extensive litigation experience, primarily focused on complex workplace issues,…

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Roxanne Davis K.C., QArb, Awarded King’s Council Designation

June 12, 2024

We are pleased to announce that our Managing Partner, Roxanne Davis K.C., QArb, has been awarded the esteemed King’s Counsel designation. This prestigious honour highlights her exceptional legal expertise, unwavering dedication to excellence, and significant impact within our firm and the broader legal community. The individuals on this list are…

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Roxanne Davis in Canadian HR Reporter- The Importance of Compassion: Alberta Worker Wrongfully Dismissed While on Medical Leave

December 1, 2023

Roxanne Davis talks to Canadian HR Reporter to shed light on a wrongful dismissal case where the person was on medical leave.

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Roxanne Davis in Canadian HR Reporter – Finding the Right Employees Legally

November 21, 2023

Roxanne Davis is featured in HR Reporter discussing hiring a candidate and how it is rife with potential legal pitfalls.

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Roxanne Davis in CPHR Alberta Magazine

December 8, 2022

In the article titled 'The Rise of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment Law in Alberta', Roxanne discusses the circumstances that have led to the rise of alternative dispute resolution methods in employment law disputes.

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Spring Cleaning for Employment Contracts

April 12, 2022

Employment Law is ever changing. Just when we think we have a good handle on how a court will decide an issue, a court releases a decision that revises previously settled law or governments change legislation. Because of this, it is dangerous to rely on old templates for offer letters…

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Employment Law Webinar – The Return to Work

October 29, 2021

Carbert Waite LLP is pleased to share this virtual presentation and discussion. Mandatory vaccinations, requiring a return to the office, and managing employee requests for flexible work arrangements will be covered as we discuss rights and requirements for employers seeing to return employees to work.

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#Metoo Has Come to my Workplace, Now What Do We Do?

September 10, 2019

Allegations of sexual harassment are serious and employers should investigate them promptly. Even when no specific complaint has been made, but there has been gossip or murmurings of inappropriate behaviour, employers should probe the issue and not wait for a formal complaint.

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Employment Agreements for Start-ups

May 22, 2019

In the excitement of getting new business ventures off the ground, the formalities of employment relationships can be overlooked. Taking the time to implement employment contracts at the beginning can be very valuable and avoid big headaches down the road.

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The Enforceability of Non-Disclosure Clauses in Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

December 10, 2018

There has been considerable public attention recently on a variety of forms of agreements which limit an individual’s right to bring claims or to disclose sexual harassment.

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