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Asha Rampersad

Lawyer & HR Advisor

Expertise

    • Employment, labour and human rights litigation
    • Workplace training and conducting workplace investigations
    • Employment policies, written agreements & HR Advisory services
    • Wrongful dismissal, including severance package negotiations
    • Conducting workplace investigations, mediations & rebuilding dysfunctional teams
    • absence, disability and attendance management issues

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PhilosophyIn a word: respect

Asha has represented major crown corporations, municipalities and large private sector clients on a broad range of labour and employment matters, including human rights litigation, arbitrations and employment litigation. Asha is also a seasoned litigator who has successfully litigated cases before the Human Rights Tribunal and at arbitration.

A significant component of Asha’s practice includes conducting workplace investigations. She is also a highly sought-after trainer who has been selected to speak at a number of employment and labour conferences across Canada. Asha is also part of the faculty for the Osgoode PD Mental Health and Labour Certificate Programs.

BA (Hons.) Political Science & Law and Society: York University, M.A. Political Science: University of Western, LL.B.: University of Windsor, practicing law since 2008

Accomplishments

Asha teaches constitutional law at Wilfrid Laurier University and provides important mentorship to her students.

While Asha pursued her post-secondary education, she received numerous academic awards, including an award of excellence in labour and employment law. She also graduated in the top 15% of her law class.

Asha’s expertise has been quoted in the Law Times regarding an employer’s Duty to Investigate and she has been published extensively in various newsletters and magazines. She also appeared on CBC radio and was interviewed by Matt Galloway where she discussed the legalization of marijuana and its impact on the workplace.

Backstory

Asha’s interest in labour and employment was sparked at the young age of eight. Her mother worked at the Ministry of Labour in various legal administrative positions and she got to see first-hand several occupational and health and safety prosecutions.

Asha went on to summer at the Ministry of Government Services where she assisted in the preparation of grievance and human rights litigation. Following this, she spent several years practicing at a boutique labour and employment law firm.

An interesting tidbit

Having parents who come from Trinidad, it’s also no surprise that Asha loves to be around people and is down-to-earth, loves dancing and has zero tolerance for temperatures under 25 degrees! During winter months, you can find Asha hibernating in her office wearing several jackets.

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Morningstar Lights the way to more constructive dismissal claims

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Do employers have to pay employees if they are forced to quarantine, symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19?

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