Rika Sawatsky

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Rika Sawatsky

Rika Sawatsky

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Rika Sawatsky practises in all areas of employment and labour law, including human rights, employment standards, labour and employee relations, grievance arbitration, wrongful dismissal and health and safety matters. Rika has acted on behalf of employers in grievance arbitrations, human rights tribunal proceedings, wrongful dismissal claims, settlement negotiations and labour board proceedings. Rika also regularly provides proactive and strategic advice to employers relating to workplace issues and labour relations, including collective bargaining.

Rika joined our Toronto office in 2013 as a summer student and articled with us in 2014-2015. During her articles she completed a secondment at General Motors of Canada Limited.

Rika received a number of distinctions in law school and graduated third in her class from the University of Ottawa's common law program. She was also a research programme laureate and contributed her findings regarding developments in sexual assault law to a national sexual violence and domestic violence conference.

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JD, magna cum laude, University of Ottawa, 2014
BArtsSc (Hons), McMaster University, 2009

  • Ontario 2015
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
  • Hyogo Prefectural Government (Japan) Goodwill Envoy