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Priya Sarin

Priya Sarin (she/her)
Direct: 416.603.6236
Cell: 416.557.8062
24 Hour: 416.420.0738


University of Ottawa, Bachelor of Laws
Carleton University, Master of Arts
(International Affairs)
McGill University, Bachelor of Commerce

Darshana Kaushik (she/her)
416.217.2229 dkaushik@sherrardkuzz.com

Priya Sarin


Priya is an accomplished labour, employment and human rights lawyer with a background in civil litigation and workplace investigations. She has extensive experience advising and representing a broad range of for-profit and non-profit management clients.  While Priya emphasizes practical, risk-mitigating advice, she regularly advocates for clients in court and before Ontario’s administrative tribunals.

Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Priya is widely published and regularly asked to speak on topics relevant to her practice.

Priya is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, Advocates’ Society, Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association. She has also obtained the Association of Workplace Investigators certificate designation (AWI-CH).

Priya sits on the Board of Directors of the West Park Healthcare Centre.

Areas of Focus:

Publications & Media

Speaking Engagements

  • Canada Labour Code & Other Changing Federal HR Legislation – Preventing and Managing Workplace Harassment & Violence: Best Practices for Federally Regulated Employers

    May 9, 2024

  • Toronto Human Rights and Accommodation Conference: Current practices, emerging trends

    April 18, 2024

  • Common and Successor Employer Issues – When Do You Treat Related Entities as a Common Enterprise?

    March 01, 2024

  • Mental Health and Substance Use in the Workplace

    September 20, 2023

  • Promoting Workplace Equity: Removing barriers, promoting inclusion, and identifying the promise and perils of big data

    April 18, 2023

  • Labour Law Foundations: Mental Health in the Academy: Obligations and Opportunities for Employers

    January 24, 2023

  • Litigating an Employment File (Conference Chair)

    December 14, 2022

  • 11th Annual Human Rights Summit – Privacy in the Workplace

    December 06, 2022

  • Post-Pandemic Transition Issues – Return to the Office, Work-life Balance, and Electronic Monitoring

    November 17, 2022

  • Mental Health in the Academy: Obligations and Opportunities for Employers

    November 3, 2022

  • Attendance Management Essentials: Upholding rights, enforcing obligations

    August 9, 2022

  • 3rd Annual Canada Labour Code Compliance 2022- Complying with New Federal Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations

    May 9, 2022

  • 10th Annual Human Rights Summit (Webcast)

    December 2, 2021

  • Mandatory vaccination policies in the workplace

    June 24, 2021

  • The Pandemic and Beyond: Current Issues and Future Impact

    May 18, 2021

  • Workplace Harassment Investigations and COVID-19

    April 21, 2021

  • Blurred Lines: When Personal Interests Become an Employer’s Business

    February 24, 2021

  • Vaccination Requirements and Other Pandemic Related Issues in the Workplace

    January 28, 2021

  • Effectively Managing Your Workplace During the Pandemic

    January 14, 2021

  • Your rights and obligations under employment standards, human rights and health and safety legislation

    December 16, 2020

  • Recent Developments in Litigating Workplace Harassment Complaints

    December 2, 2020

  • Successfully Managing Your Workplace During a Global Pandemic: An Employment Lawyer’s Perspective

    December 1, 2020

  • Leading through COVID-19 & Planning for 2021: Terminations, Layoffs, Employment Agreements and More

    November 19, 2020

  • Leading through COVID-19

    November 18, 2020

  • 8th Human Rights Summit

    December 3, 2019

  • Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors, the Rise of Employment Class Actions and Employer Risk

    November 14, 2019

  • Women in Leadership: THRIVE

    November 14, 2019

  • Ending the Employment Relationship

    October 29, 2019

  • Navigating the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Common Employer Pitfalls (and How to Avoid them)

    October 24, 2019

  • Promoting Wellness, Managing Attendance: What is the scope? What are the limits?

    September 26, 2019

  • Navigating the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000: Common Employer Pitfalls (and how to avoid them!)

    September 25, 2019

  • Managing Sexual Harassment Complaints

    August 15, 2019

  • Legislative Update – Bill 148 and Beyond – Where are we now?

    June 19, 2019

  • Employment law and your co-op (Workshop)

    June 07, 2019

  • Recent Developments in Employment Law in Ontario – How will the Changes Affect you?

    May 09, 2018

  • Harassment Investigations: Avoiding Common Employer Mistakes

    April 25, 2018

  • An Update on Unjust Dismissals for Federally-regulated Employers

    March 14, 2018

  • Professionalism and Practice Management Strategies for Labour and Employment Lawyers

    November 2017

  • A Primer on Accommodating Illness and Disability in the Workplace

    August 09, 2017

  • Harassment Investigations: Why 90% of Employers Bungle Them

    July 12, 2017

  • Dealing with Difficult Employment Situations

    June 12, 2017

  • Tales from the Crypt: What Employers need to know about Reprisal Complaints under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

    March 8, 2017

  • Advanced Terminations: Thinking Beyond the Numbers

    August 2016

  • Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace

    July 27, 2016

  • Dealing with Common Employment Issues

    November 26, 2014

  • Wrongful Dismissal Damages and the Freedom to Double Dip

    May 28, 2014

  • Dealing with Common Employment Issues

    February 15, 2013

  • Dealing with Common Employment Issues

    November 22, 2012

  • How Recent Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure Impact Employers

    April 29, 2010

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