Evie Maldonado
Evie Maldonado
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Evie Maldonado is an Edmonton-based lawyer, practicing in the areas of labour + employment, human rights, privacy, and professional regulatory.

Evie advises her clients with issues such as defending grievances, severance reviews and negotiations, human rights commission issues, employment litigation, drafting and assessing workplace policies and procedures, and professional regulator governance and discipline issues. Her in-depth research and personal experiences allow Evie to approach with a practical focus and mitigate risk from many perspectives. 

Evie also regularly represents organizations and public bodies before the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner as well as providing advice on issues relating to access to information requests, privacy policies and privacy breaches.

As a part of Field Law’s workplace investigation team, Evie has completed her trauma-informed training. Before practicing law, Evie worked in the financial services industry in London, England. Working in this fast-paced environment, Evie developed the skills essential to providing timely and effective solutions to her clients’ needs.

Now settled in Alberta, Evie was born and raised in England and lived and worked in Japan after graduating from the University of Warwick.

Evie provides clients with a wide range of legal support in several areas including:

  • Human rights complaints
  • Workplace investigations
  • Discipline
  • Grievances
  • Wrongful dismissal claims
  • Board Governance
  • Employment matters such as contract and severance reviews and development work place policies
  • Legislative compliance
  • Privacy issues

Value to Clients

"I am a ‘people person’, I have a knack for making people feel comfortable, which helps me develop trusting relationships and is important when working with people and organizations to solve their challenges.”

Pathways to Law ProBono Scheme
2008 - 2011
April 2021 - 3 min read
The Duty to Cooperate: Who Makes the Rules?
Perspectives for the Professions
In Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia v. Vancouver (City) Police Department, 2020 BCCA 4, the British Columbia Court of Appeal made a strong statement about the duty to cooperate and offered a reminder of who makes the rules whe...
January 2021 - 3 min read
"I Quit!" - When is a Verbal Resignation Valid?
Workwise Newsletter
In Conway v. Griff Building Supplies Ltd., 2020 CarswellBC 3112, an employee was found to have resigned verbally during a meeting, despite failing to provide a formal resignation letter. The Court considered the matter from the ‘perspec...
September 2020 - 7 min read
Immigration Update: What Changed Over the Summer?
It comes as no surprise that amidst all of the chaos and changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian and US immigration landscapes changed in many ways over the summer, both big and small. Processing of all types of immigration applicati...
September 2020 - 2 min read
Workplace Bullies: An Employer's Duty to Respond
Workwise Newsletter
The importance of a prompt and meaningful investigation into a workplace complaint was highlighted in Bassanese v German Canadian News Company Limited. An employer was ordered to pay $50,000 in aggravated damages for failure to properly ...
June 2020
Exceptions, Resumptions and Some Restrictions: Canada-US Border Update
With proclamations and Orders-in-Council slowing down to a trickle, we can now take stock and note some trends in the new era of immigration law. While the Canada -US border will remain closed until at least June 21, 2020, Canada continu...
May 2020
COVID-19 Immigration Update
The US Restricts Immigration On April 20, 2020, President Trump tweeted that he would close down immigration in response to COVID-19.  As this was less than descriptive, a Proclamation was issue...
April 2020
Top 10 Immigration Questions Answered
In the current state of the world where travel is essentially non-existent, employers who rely on any foreign workers are lost in a sea of unanswered questions.  Field Law’s Immigration lawyers have many of the same queries and in an effort ...
March 2020
COVID-19 Impact on Immigration and Travel Ban
Less than a month ago, we wrote about business travellers who had their phones arbitrarily searched at the border. Two weeks ago, we wrote about travel insurance for those looking to travel for business or even (gasp) pleasure....
March 2020
Travelling soon? Here’s your Coronavirus Round-Up
Your much awaited vacation to Asia or Europe is fast-approaching and suddenly you’ve started to take notice of the non-stop coronavirus coverage. Should you cancel? What are your options? Does your insurance cover you? Field Law&rs...
February 2020
Just Horsing Around: When Off-Duty Conduct Becomes Cause to Terminate
Workwise Newsletter
The ever pertinent question of when off-duty conduct will constitute just cause dismissal was recently considered by an arbitration board in Prince Edward Island (Canadian Union of Public Employees v A Nursing Home Inc.). An individual was termina...
December 2019
Cross-Border Workforce Trends in 2020
Workwise Newsletter
As we approach 2020, employers have increasing options for bringing skilled workers into Canada, while opportunities for employees to head south, to the United States, are increasingly limited. Field Law's Immigration Group projects three trends to...
October 10, 2019
Registration Issues in Professional Regulation
Professional regulatory organizations are responsible for assessing applications for professional licensing and applying registration requirements in a fair and transparent way. This task is made increasingly difficult by the evolving regulatory and le...
Winter 2019
2018 A Year in Review Seminar Series
The Field Law Labour and Employment Group presents the annual Year in Review seminars in Calgary and Edmonton. Join us for legal updates and practical challenges for management and employee groups in the areas of:  Part 1: Human Rights ...
January 2019
The Long And Winding Road To Accommodation - How Long Is Too Long?
Workwise Newsletter
Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association v Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, 2018 CanLII 90730After a lengthy period of time off work, a school board failed to accommodate a teacher with their return to work within a suitab...
December 2018
2018 Field Law Post-Secondary Summit Recap
The third annual Field Law Post-Secondary Summit was held on November 29 in Edmonton, and was co-chaired by Greg Harding, KC and Derek Cranna. Brief summaries of the presentations given at the Summit are provided below, followed by a directory of the l...
November 2018
Court Upholds Decision to Allow Post-Incident Drug and Alcohol Testing After Near Miss
Canadian Employment Law Today
February 2018
Case Summary: Hartley v Security National Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
An Ontario plaintiff was held to be able to look to his OPCF 44R insurer to pay his damages in excess of a liability cap in the U.S. state where the accident occurred up to the OPCF 44R limits but not for the plaintiff’s U.S. legal fees. &nb...
February 2018
Case Summary: Alberta v Suncor Energy Inc.
Defence + Indemnity
A. Documents generated for an internal investigation of an accident can be protected by litigation privilege if they were created for the dominant purpose of litigation but that does not mean that every document on the investigation file is privileged ...
December 2017
Case Summary: Co-operators General Insurance Company v. Kane
Defence + Indemnity
Where the policy excludes coverage for intentional acts, allegations of negligence relating to the same claim will not be excluded from coverage if “it is possible that they were not committed with the same intention or state of mind, being to in...
December 2017
Case Summary: Reeb v. The Guarantee Company of North America
Defence + Indemnity
An insurer-appointed defence counsel will be in conflict of interest if the interests of the insurer and the insured are not in alignment, and in such cases the Court may appoint independent counsel (an amicus curae or Cumis counsel) to defend the insu...
December 2017
Case Summary: Baker v Poucette
Defence + Indemnity
Where a plaintiff is held to suffer a negative loss (i.e. has had a “gain”) under one head of damage, that gain is not to be offset or deducted from another head of damage where the plaintiff has suffered a loss.Baker v Poucette, 2017 ABCA ...
October 2017
The Brick Warehouse LP v Chubb Insurance Company of Canada
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
Where an insured’s employee followed an email from a fraudster posing as a vendor to change the electronic payment instructions to an account controlled by the fraudster, coverage was denied under the funds transfer fraud coverage in a crime poli...
October 2017
Birss v Tien Lung Taekwon-Do Club
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
The Master allowed a claim for a sports injury to be amended to add breach of fiduciary duty as a cause of action in the teacher-student situation, and held that while sports participants are taken to consent to the risks inherent in the sport, there a...
June 2017
Case Update: Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Workwise Newsletter
On June 1, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal of the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation.1 This leaves the Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision u...
University of Warwick, 2012, Bachelor of Arts, Law and Sociology, With Honours