Kumail Karimjee

Kumail Karimjee
Karimjee Law, Karimjee Resolutions Inc.
Principal
ADR, Employment & Labour, Mediation

The principal at the Toronto boutique law firm Karimjee Law, Kumail Karimjee focuses his practice on employment law and civil litigation.

Mr. Karimjee represents employees from all walks of life in the areas of employment contracts, personnel policies, human rights, employment standards, non-competition and non-solicitation, wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal.

A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1997, Mr. Karimjee was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1999.

His employer clients include many non-profits, charities and co-operatives.

Mr. Karimjee also maintains an active practice as a mediator primarily in the areas of employment and human rights law (www.karimjeeresolutions.com). 

He trained as a mediator at the Harvard Law School and with the Stitt Feld Handy Group. 

In addition to mediating, Mr. Karimjee acts as a third party neutral investigator and designs alternative dispute resolution systems for organizations. 

Mr. Karimjee was a part-time vice-chair at the Workplace Safety Insurance Appeals Tribunal (2007-2012), adjudicating disputes regarding workers’ compensation.

Kumail Karimjee In The News
Employee vs. contractor at heart of class action

With the courts being asked to take another look at the employee vs. contractor debate, Toronto employment lawyer  Kumail Karimjee  tells  Law Times  the test is based on the practical realities of the working relationship between the worker and employer. Read more

Ride-sharing lawsuit will be closely watched: Karimjee

The class-action lawsuit against a ride-sharing giant that demands employee rights for its drivers in Ontario will be closely watched in other jurisdictions, employment lawyer Kumail Karimjee  tells CTV . Read more

Karimjee to co-chair LSO's 19th annual Employment Law Summit

On Oct. 30 , Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Kumail Karimjee will co-chair the Law Society of Ontario’s Employment Law Summit. Read more

Axing 'work from home' agreement significant change to job terms

In today’s work culture where alternative arrangements and flexible hours are becoming increasingly common, revoking an employee’s ability to work from home may be considered a constructive dismissal, says Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Kumail Karimjee . Read more

Mediators craft more than simple monetary solutions

Employment law disputes often require a mediator who can broaden the range of available tools in order to move towards a resolution, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Kumail Karimjee tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Pre-litigation mediation an underappreciated tool

Early mediation can save parties the hassle and expense of a trip to court, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator  Kumail Karimjee tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Smartphones in the workplace: right to disconnect

A French-style “right to disconnect” for workers is unlikely to make it onto Canadian statute books in the near future, says Toronto employment lawyer  Kumail Karimjee . Read more

Law on side of employees when changing jobs

In competitive industries like technology where workers may be privy to valuable information, the threat of getting sued by a former employer after leaving the company can present a problem for employees who don’t know their rights, Toronto employment lawyer  Kumail Karimjee tells Metro News . Read more

Karimjee to share mediation practice insights at OBA event

Toronto employment lawyer  Kumail Karimjee will share his insights and strategies on how to break into the mediation field and build a thriving practice at the upcoming ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution Program,’ presented by the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). Read more

Guidance on documents in accommodation process 'welcome start'

The Ontario Human Rights Commission's new policy statement  clarifying the types of medical documentation required as part of a request for accommodation represents a step in the right direction, as the issue is a “real problem” for both employees and employers, Toronto employment lawyer  Kumail Karimjee tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Uber drivers claim they are employees

A provincial review of workplace laws could overtake a class-action lawsuit by Canadian Uber drivers who want the company to recognize them as employees, says Toronto employment lawyer Kumail Karimjee . Read more

The impact of summary judgments for wrongful dismissals

A recent summary judgment in a wrongful dismissal action provides an indication of how easily one can obta... Read more

Parties need more disclosure on mediation process, approach

As an alternative to dispute resolution through adjudication, mediation promises to allow parties to take ownership of their own disputes, Toronto mediator and lawyer  Kumail Karimjee writes in Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Lawyer's battle for his bonus headed to OCA

Arguments related to the typical power imbalance between employers and employees may not hold as much weight when the employee is legally trained, Toronto mediator and lawyer Kumail Karimjee tells Law Times. Read more

Showing resigned employee the door immediately creates risks

Ending an employment relationship on good terms is always a good idea, even when an important member of the team resigns out of the blue, Toronto mediator and lawyer Kumail Karimjee tells Lawyers Weekly. Read more

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