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Chair, Frantz Ward Women's Initiative
Partner, Labor & Employment Practice Group
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Christina advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, from discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and harassment, to cases involving contract disputes, restrictive covenants, trade secret theft and misappropriation, and unfair competition. She has litigated and tried cases in state and federal courts and frequently represents employers in various state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and the Department of Labor. Christina also provides employers of all sizes with day-to-day preventive counseling on topics such as FMLA and ADA compliance, compliance with state and federal cannabis laws, employee discipline, litigation prevention strategies, and employee handbook and policy development.
Christina is OSHA 30 certified and regularly advises employers regarding Occupational Safety and Health Act compliance, including representing employers during on-site OSHA inspections and informal settlement conferences, negotiating and resolving OSHA citations/penalties, and defending employers at administrative hearings with the OSHA Review Commission and related litigation. She also assists clients with the preparation and implementation of written safety programs.
In addition to safety audits and investigations, Christina also conducts workplace harassment and discrimination investigations and on-site training on a variety of employment law topics to help employers understand, prevent and correct discrimination in the workplace.
Frantz Ward LLP
Denison University (Honors College) 2007
B.A (English/French), summa cum laude, Phi Beta Ka
Case Western Reserve University School of Law 2010
J.D., cum laude
2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars
2019 YWCA Cleveland's Distinguished Young Woman
2020, 2021 & 2022 Best Lawyers in America (Labor & Employment)
2021 Women Worth Watching, Profiles in Diversity Journa
Children's Hunger Alliance; Catholic Charities, Cleveland
Continuous Improvement, Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources