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About Whitney Manfro

Whitney Manfro is a lawyer in the firm’s Calgary office. Whitney provides strategic counsel to employer and employee clients exclusively in the areas of employment law, human resources law, and human rights law. Over the course of her career, she has served national corporations, start-ups, senior executives, and individual employees across a broad range of industries.

Whitney takes pride in her ability to swiftly negotiate fair outcomes, yet she understands the necessity of pursuing litigation to resolve certain disputes. To this end, she has represented clients in complex litigation proceedings and negotiations, including wrongful dismissal matters, alleged breaches of restrictive covenants, Canada Labour Code proceedings, and human rights violations.

Prior to joining Taylor Janis LLP, Whitney practiced with two leading employment law firms in Toronto. During law school, she worked for the Competition Bureau in Calgary and conducted policy research for a Member of Parliament for the drafting of a federal bill. She has advised on employment law topics on NewsTalk 1010, and as a presenter for the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). She is published with the Globe and Mail, Dismissal and Employment Law Digest (DELD), and the University of Toronto.

Whitney looks forward to assisting you with your matter. Please call us or fill in the inquiry form, and a member of the firm will contact you promptly to arrange for a consultation.

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Client Testimonials


I would 100% recommend her.

“I am very happy with my experience so far with Taylor Janis. I have been working with Sophie Purnell, and she is thoughtful, well-spoken, and cares for my outcome as much as I do. At a time when lawyers in this field are so, so busy she still takes time to get back to my questions or have her staff do so. I would 100% recommend her.”

– S. W.


Highly satisfied with my experience.

“Highly satisfied with my experience. From the initial intake to the completion of my file, Cole and the assistants really took the time to make sure I was happy and up to date on my case. The process was made very simple for me with clear instructions and expectations. They made a difficult experience bearable and I’m very happy with the outcome.”

– B. P.


“I had a very positive experience with Cole Lefebvre. He advised me on what I was entitled to at law and walked me through the court process. Cole, Amanda, and Alysia responded to all my questions or concerns in a timely manner and were very clear with me about costs. In the end, we were able to achieve a great result from my former employer.

I highly recommend!”

– J. S.


You are doing yourself a disservice by not using her.

“I’ve truly never felt so confident and comfortable from the compassion, legal advice, support, and trust I have received from this law firm. Whitney is absolutely amazing. You are doing yourself a disservice by not using her.”

– K. M.


I highly recommend this firm for your legal employment needs.

“I highly recommend this firm for your legal employment needs. I have worked with Heather in the past and her counsel has always been fair, honest and extremely professional. Thank you for always supporting our family.”

– BJ. A.

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Employment Lawyers in
British Columbia

Taylor Janis LLP focuses exclusively on labour, employment, and related litigation law matters, to serve its diverse group of clients throughout Alberta and B.C. We always strive to represent our clients in the most thorough and cost-efficient manner possible.