Asha Rampersad

The basics
2002  B.A. Hons. Political Science & Law and Society, York University
2004  M.A. Political Science, University of Western Ontario
2007  LL.B. University of Windsor
2008  Called to the Ontario Bar
2014  Certificate in Pension Law from Osgoode Hall Law School

Philosophy
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. (Charles R. Swindoll)

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What She’s Known For
Asha has an ability to quickly develop a rapport with her clients. Understanding that human resource legal issues can be sensitive, she is able to listen objectively to their needs and provide practical and timely advice. Asha takes the time to learn the nature of her clients’ issues to help them successfully navigate a myriad of challenging labour relations and employment matters. As litigation counsel, Asha works develops and implements strategies appropriate to the nature of the dispute, whether it be at the Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board; grievance arbitration or wrongful dismissal litigation.

Practice areas:

  • labour relations, including grievance arbitration; collective agreement interpretation issues and representation before the Ontario Labour Relations Board on various employment and labour matters
  • wrongful dismissal, including severance package negotiations
  • HR advisory services
  • employment policies and written agreements
  • workplace training and investigations
  • human rights litigation and accommodation issues
  • absence, disability and attendance management issues
  • performance management, discipline and termination accessibility and compliance with AODA

Accomplishments
Giving back to the community, and mentoring youth are two areas that are very important to Asha. She sits on the Board of Directors for Northwood Neighbourhood Services, a member agency of the United Way and has received an award from a Member of Parliament recognizing her significant contributions to the community.

Asha also teaches constitutional law at Wilfrid Laurier University, and provides important mentorship to her students regarding their career goals and aspirations.

A strong commitment to academic success is important to Asha. While Asha pursued her post-secondary education, she received numerous academic awards, including an award of excellence in labour, employment and administrative law when she was at the University of Windsor. She also graduated in the top 15% of her law class.

Asha’s expertise in human rights, workplace investigations and accessibility law has been quoted in Law Times, the Accessibility News, and on Mondaq.

Interesting Tidbit
Asha is a “foodie” and enjoys trying international cuisine from different countries. Her love for diverse cuisine has driven her to many exotic countries to experience the local fare.