Caitlyn Field
Caitlyn Field
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Caitlyn Field is an Edmonton-based lawyer practicing in the areas of: professional regulation, labour and employment, and human rights. Caitlyn primarily serves professional regulatory bodies with issues relating to governance, policy development, registration, protection of title, and discipline.

Caitlyn also works with corporations and individuals to develop effective workplace policies, defend grievances, address human rights commission issues, and manage employment claims such as for wrongful dismissal or severance negotiation. Caitlyn enjoys working collaboratively with clients to develop effective solutions and resolve disputes. Her pragmatic approach and analytical skills allow her to effectively resolve legal issues as they arise.

Caitlyn was born and raised in Edmonton, and loves calling this city her home. Before joining Field Law, Caitlyn worked as a judicial law clerk at the Alberta Court of Appeal. This experience gave Caitlyn first-hand experience of effective persuasion, detailed legal analysis, and the importance of zealous advocacy.

Caitlyn provides clients with a wide range of legal support including:

  • Discipline
  • Regulatory registration
  • Governance
  • Workplace investigations
  • Developing workplace policies
  • Wrongful dismissal claims
  • Human rights complaints
  • Defending grievances

Caitlyn has assisted in matters such as:

  • successfully representing a corporate body in a dispute with an employee regarding an allegation of wrongful dismissal
  • successfully representing regulatory bodies in hearings relating to discipline, registration, and applications for reinstatement
  • assisting a charitable organization resist a human rights complaint, and
  • negotiating settlement on a number of civil litigation matters relating to wrongful dismissal and negligence.

Outside the Office

Caitlyn considers herself a bit of a "foodie" and enjoys planning a monthly dinner at different local restaurants. She also loves hiking, board games, and folk music. Caitlyn enjoys enriching her local community through volunteerism and is currently a board member for the Alumni and Friends of the Faculty of Law Association.

Canadian Bar Association
2018 - Present
Friends of the Royal Alberta Museum Society
2018 - Present
Student Legal Services
Volunteer for Pro Bono Students Canada
2015 - 2016
April 2021 - 10 min read
How to Maintain Control Over Difficult Regulatory Hearings
Perspectives for the Professions
Serving on a professional regulatory tribunal is one of the highest forms of service to your profession. It is also a big responsibility. As regulatory hearings become more complicated, tribunal members may find themselves involved in longer and more d...
February 24 + March 10
2020 - A Year in Review Webinar Series
Did you miss the Field Law Labour + Employment Group's annual Year in Review? The recordings are now available! Is employer-friendly OHS legislation coming to a worksite near you? What are the impacts of COVID-19 on employment legislation a...
August 2020 - 5 min read
Working from Home: Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic
In March 2020, the world shifted and many employees had to adapt to working from home. Now several months on, many employees are hoping to make this arrangement permanent. Having your employees work from home may benefit and be feasible ...
July 2020 - 5 min read
Highlights of Bill 32: Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act
Workwise Newsletter
UPDATE: Bill 32 passed Royal Assent on July 29, 2020. As a result, the changes to the Employment Standards Code and the Labour Relations Code, described in detail below, will begin to come into force. The now passed legislative amendments com...
June 2020 - 4 min read
Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients from Past Conduct of Health Care Professionals
Perspectives for the Professions
On April 1, 2019, portions of Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients came into force in Alberta and amended the treatment of sexually based regulatory offences by colleges and regulators under the Health Professions Act, RSA 2000, c H-7 (the “HPA&rd...
February 2020
Case Summary: Jadhav v Kielly
Defence + Indemnity
Where a driver’s speed is the sole alleged basis of negligence and the driver was travelling at or near the posted speed limit a conclusion that the driver was driving too fast for the conditions, in and of itself, is not sufficient to find drive...
December 11, 2019
Human Rights + Professional Regulation: What Every Organization Needs to Know
Human rights principles can be at play in many issues faced by professional regulatory bodies. A sound knowledge and understanding of human rights concepts can ensure that regulators are carrying out their functions in a manner that respects and i...
August 2019
Case Summary: Greenidge v Allstate Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
Where a Section B insurer insists that the insured submit to a medical examination under the policy, the insured is obligated to attend the examination and submit to the protocols of that examiner or face discontinuance of benefits. The insured is not ...
August 2019
Case Summary: Sound Stage Entertainment Inc. v Burns
Defence + Indemnity
The Contributory Negligence Act of Saskatchewan only provides for apportioning damages among co-tort-feasors in instances of negligence, and does not enable negligent defendants to seek contribution and indemnity from defendants liable for intentional ...
February 2019
Case Summary: R v Ahmed
Defence + Indemnity
Charges for distracted driving were widened in scope by including cell and smart phones in the definition of “hand held electronic” and “wireless electronic” devices in the Traffic Safety Act.R v Ahmed, 2019 ABQB 13, per Henders...
February 2019
Case Summary: Entwhistle v Wells
Defence + Indemnity
Where a plaintiff’s vehicle is damaged to the point of becoming a constructive total loss due to a defendant’s negligence, the plaintiff was awarded damages for the time, effort and expense of finding a replacement vehicle. Entwhistle ...
September 2018
Edible Cannabis: What You Need to Know
Countdown to Cannabis Legislation
With the Cannabis Act set to legalize most forms of recreational cannabis in just a few short weeks, many consumers and businesses alike may require further clarity on the limited scope of legalization.Unlike the fresh, dried and oil options, edible ca...
University of Alberta, 2017, Juris Doctor With Distinction
University of Alberta, 2014, Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology) With Distinction