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Sarah Graves

Partner Fasken
For every employer, effective employment documents, targeted training programs and good investigations prevent potential workplace problems, reduce the risk of litigation and increase the chance of success should litigation occur.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2010 | Connecticut, 1995 | New York, 1993
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Sarah Graves' practice is focused on employment law, litigation and human rights. Sarah represents clients on matters involving employment standards, employment contracts, wrongful dismissal, workplace investigations, human rights including sexual harassment claims, whistleblower claims, accommodation and disability issues.  She conducts workplace audits and provides strategic and practical advice on class action avoidance. Previously practicing with a major U.S. law firm as an employment litigator in New York and Connecticut, Sarah’s unique cross-border experience allows her to offer consistent, seamless strategic planning for multinational clients. 

Sarah has assisted clients with investigations including on allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, employee misconduct including theft, and whistleblower claims. She also has extensive experience advising on the conduct of investigations including design, documentation, privilege issues, and report writing.

Sarah regularly conducts training programs for executives, managers, human resource professional and in-house lawyers on topics including employment standards, conducting effective investigations, human rights and harassment prevention. Sarah also conducts training programs on Canadian labour and employment law for US and international clients.

Sarah frequently speaks on managing all aspects of the employment relationship, investigations, employment standards, wage and hour class actions, international project management and the strategic partnership between legal and human resources. Sarah 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 

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  • LLM New York University School of Law
  • LLB Dalhousie University
  • BA, International Relations Acadia University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
Speaker Mitigating the Risk of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Fasken Toronto Symposium (8th Edition) location location Toronto, ON
Minimizing Pay Equity Risks in M&A Transactions location location Toronto

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