Karen M. Sargeant


Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
P.O. Box 20
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6


Karen is a partner in the Toronto office's Labour, Employment and Human Rights group. She carries on a general employment and labour law practice acting on behalf of large and small employers in both the public and private sectors. Included in the scope of Karen's practice are the areas of employment contracts, wrongful dismissal, departing employee litigation, human rights, employment standards, workplace safety and insurance, union relations, labour arbitrations and pay equity.

Karen provides day-to-day advice to employers in relation to both non-union and unionized workplaces. She also represents employers before courts, boards of arbitration and various administrative tribunals, such as the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Ministry of Labour Employment Practices Branch, Human Rights Commission, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal.

A regular speaker at conferences and to groups of management employees about a wide variety of employment and labour matters, Karen writes regular articles for a number of legal publications. Karen also edits the Firm's weekly HR Space Bulletin, as well as Northern Exposure – Employment Law for US Companies with Operations in Canada, a blog published by HR Hero.com. Karen also edits the Canadian content of 50 Employment Laws in 50 States.

Karen is the Chair of the Firm's Ontario Professional Development Committee.