333 Bay St, Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, Box 20, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (BC); 1997 (ON)
Karen Sargeant is co-leader of the Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group, she is also the Chair of Fasken’s Ontario Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group. She has represented employers in all aspects of workplace law for more than 20 years. Karen frequently appears before arbitrators, mediators, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Karen fiercely represents her clients’ interests. Although she is a fierce advocate, she also knows whether and when to pursue settlement. At the appropriate time, and when appropriate for our client’s interests, she engages in negotiations with an objective of agreement. Karen has been able to assist employers in all sectors achieve negotiated settlements that are acceptable to them, while saving them significant litigation time and expense. Karen regularly lectures and teaches at conferences and to groups of management employees on employment and labour matters. She is also a frequent writer and was a founding editor of Fasken’s weekly bulletin, HR Space.