About Tatha Swann:
Tatha is a Toronto employment lawyer practicing employment law and labour law in Toronto, the GTA and across Canada.
Tatha helps employees negotiate employment contracts and severance packages, and negotiates and litigates cases involving wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, harassment (including sexual harassment), human rights discrimination and employment standards claims.
In 2015, Tatha was honoured to represent noted chef Kate Burnham in her complaint against a well-known restaurant in Toronto that made local, national and international news, generating industry-wide buzz on harassment and abuse in the restaurant industry.
In 2017, Tatha was honoured to represent four actresses in civil claims against a well-known Toronto theatre company that made local, national and international news, generating industry-wide buzz on harassment and abuse in the theatre and entertainment industry.
When handling matters for employer clients, she focuses on reducing risk, minimizing any potential liability and crafting practical solutions to the employment issues every business faces.
Her work with both unionized and non-union employers includes preparing or modifying employment agreements and policies. She helps to ensure the agreements and policies will survive scrutiny, will be easy to implement and will ensure fair and predictable practices while preserving maximum flexibility for the employer.
Tatha also assists executives and other senior-level individuals in obtaining maximum termination pay, bonus, short term incentive plan (STIP) and long term incentive plan (LTIP) payouts.When handling matters for employer clients, Tatha focuses on reducing risk, minimizing any potential liability and crafting practical solutions to the employment issues every business faces.
Before becoming a lawyer, Tatha studied architecture at the University of Waterloo and worked for several well-known architecture firms specializing in hospital design. Prior to joining Levitt LLP, she worked for an international law firm and worked with top litigators in management-side employment and labour law.
Practice areas include:
- Human Rights Violations
- Sexual Harassment
- Constructive Dismissal/Termination of Employment
- Employment Contracts
- Exit/Seperation Agreements
- Severance Packages
- Executive Severance
- Employment Equity
- Pay Equity
- Leaves of Absence
- Workplace Harassment
- Non-Competition / Non-Solicitation Agreements
- Unlawful Discrimination & Human Rights Violations
- Employment Contracts
- Exit Agreements
- Human Rights
- Executive Contracts and Compensation
- Employee Benefits
- Workplace Policies
- Workplace Compliance
- Workforce Restructuring
- Union Certifications, Grievances & Unfair Labour Practice Complaints
Memberships & Associations:
- Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Advocates’ Society
Education & Credentials:
- Called to the Ontario Bar, 2011
- J.D., Law, University of Windsor, 2010
- B.Arch. Studies, Architecture, University of Waterloo, 2006
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