Tejpreet (Tanya) Sambi, B.Sc. (Hons.), J.D. – Employment Lawyer

Tejpreet is an associate lawyer at Minken Employment Lawyers and practices in all areas of employment law. Tejpreet represents employer and employee clients in terminations, wrongful and constructive dismissals, human rights complaints and matters of workplace discrimination, employment standards violations, employment contract disputes, and other workplace related issues. She has represented clients in various proceedings before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Tejpreet’s passion for employment law arises from her appreciation of the importance of the working relationship for both employers and employees and her desire to ensure every client’s legal interests are protected. As such, Tejpreet listens carefully to clients, fiercely advocates for their interests, and develops creative and unique solutions tailored to each client’s matter. Tejpreet is also keenly aware of the financial and emotional impact that employment related issues can have on a client’s life, be it an employee of a company, a member of the management team, or the owner. Receiving guidance from a sound advisor in these types of situations is a critical part of navigating through the complexity of legal issues and often helps to reduce the emotional impact of these situations on both, individuals and businesses. As such, she ensures that clients are well supported throughout the process.

Tejpreet comes to Minken Employment Lawyers from a leading labour and employment law firm in Toronto where she worked closely with senior lawyers to gain experience in civil litigation, labour and employment law, and assisted at various proceedings and cases before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Labour Relations Board, allowing her to develop strong written and oral advocacy skills. Tejpreet also honed her negotiation skills and successfully settled employment law matters opposite senior counsel, prior to commencing litigation. This saved her clients both time and money, and allowed her clients the satisfaction and comfort of an early and successful resolution to their case. Tejpreet participated in numerous workplace investigations across various employment settings, giving her an appreciation of the issues that can arise in a workplace and the role that well-drafted workplace policies can have in properly managing these issues.

Tejpreet obtained her Juris Doctor from Queen’s University, where she was Co-President of Level, an organization that levels barriers to justice by disrupting prejudice, building empathy and advancing human rights. During law school, Tejpreet wrote and published a paper titled Reducing Jury Bias Towards Indigenous Defenders in Canada in the journal Advancing Reconciliation in the Justice Sector, Université de Montreal Chapter of Level, April 2018. Tejpreet was also a member of End Poverty Now, a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty globally. Prior to law school, Tejpreet obtained her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Toronto, where she graduated with High Distinctions and was on the Dean’s Honours list.

Tejpreet is called to the bar in Ontario, and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.

Outside of work, Tejpreet enjoys hiking, reading, playing strategic board games, and travelling to UNESCO World Heritage Sites.