Kathryn Marshall is a fearless and tireless advocate. Her practice is focused on employment law, human rights, and civil litigation. She handles all areas of employment law, from job offer reviews to litigation involving wrongful termination, constructive dismissal, discrimination, bad faith, harassment, sexual misconduct and assault, bullying, disability, executive compensation, and shareholder disputes. In addition, Kathryn has made a name for herself handling complex employment matters involving high-profile individuals in public roles and provides advice on media strategy and crisis communication.
In 2022, Kathryn was nominated by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as a one of Canadas’ most influential lawyers in the area of human rights advocacy. In 2021, she served as a member of the Ontario Workforce Advisory Committee which provided key recommendations to shape the future of work in Ontario. A number of these recommendations have already become law such as the ban on non-compete clauses and the right to disconnect. In both 2022 and 2021, Kathryn was voted as a top labour and employment lawyer in Toronto by Post City Magazine.
She is committed to resolution where possible and is experienced in the courtroom. Kathryn has successfully represented clients at trials and hearings and is a fervent advocate in every stage of litigation.
Kathryn is an avid writer and writes a monthly column in the National Post. She is frequently quoted in the media and appears regularly on CTV, CBC and Global.
Kathryn has worked to advance the rights of women and combat sexual harassment, domestic abuse, sexual violence, and gender discrimination for over a decade. She has provided testimony on several occasions before a House of Commons Parliamentary Committee with respect to enhancing legislation that protects women and girls from exploitation and violence. Kathryn also founded a national campaign that promoted the creation of sexual harassment and assault policies on university and college campuses across Canada.
Prior to joining Levitt Sheikh, Kathryn worked as a lawyer with top-rated litigation firms in Toronto and Vancouver, where her practice was focused on commercial, personal injury and employment litigation. She was called to the British Columbia bar in 2013 and the Ontario bar in 2015.
Kathryn obtained an Honors B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and a J.D. from the University of Calgary. Before commencing her legal career, Kathryn worked for a leading public policy think tank, worked for numerous federal cabinet ministers, and spearheaded a national NGO.
In 2012, Kathryn was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which recognizes contributions and achievements by Canadians to their communities.
In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her family, writing, dabbling in politics and travelling.