Aneesha C.S. Lewis B.A. (Hon.), J.D. – Employment Lawyer

Aneesha is a skilled lawyer practicing exclusively in the area of employment law. She represents employers and employees involved in matters of terminations, wrongful and constructive dismissals, human rights issues, workplace violence and harassment, employment standards violations, and other workplace related issues. Aneesha also provides strategic advice and guidance with respect to the preparation and review of contracts, hiring letters, and policies governing workplace relations. Aneesha’s candid and practical style, common sense, and empathy ensures that clients are fully aware of their options and rights, are able to make informed decisions on how best to proceed at each step based on their unique situations, and are well supported throughout the process. Aneesha is a strong negotiator as well as a thorough and passionate advocate for her clients.

Dedicated Workplace Advocate

Aneesha’s decision to practice exclusively in the area of employment law stems from her desire to help individuals and businesses find practical solutions to work-related issues. She believes that receiving guidance from a professional advisor is a critical part in reducing the emotional and financial impact that employment related issues may have on all involved, be it an employee of a company, member of the management team, or owner.

Aneesha began her legal career at the Ministry of Labour, Legal Services Branch, where she conducted prosecutorial work related to occupational health and safety and employment standards violations. She also represented the Director of Employment Standards at appeal proceedings before the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Aneesha had the opportunity to be seconded to the Ontario Labour Relations Board, where she assisted the solicitors and Vice-Chairs with case-specific research. Aneesha has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board in matters relating to workplace issues. Having a special interest in Human Rights law, Aneesha also gained invaluable experience while working at a Human Rights law firm in Windhoek, Namibia as a participant in the Canadian Bar Association’s Young Lawyers International Program.

Aneesha attended Osgoode Hall Law School after completing her Honours B.A. in English at York University. Her academic achievements during her post-secondary education include receiving the Dean’s Gold Key Award and the Kenneth Gibson Morden Memorial Prize in Evidence while at law school and being on the Dean’s Honour Roll annually for her undergraduate degree. During law school, Aneesha participated in the Anti-Discrimination Intensive at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre – an independent agency, funded by the Government of Ontario, which provides legal services to individuals who have experienced discrimination. Aneesha has authored and co-authored articles for publication in Canadian Employment Law Today and other publications.

Aneesha is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association. She assists and participates in various professional development seminars.

When Aneesha is not at work she enjoys reading, photography, and travelling.