Sara A. Kauder, LL.B.

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Sara has the kind of clear-sighted objectivity that clients find invaluable in a trusted advisor. Sara is an employment law expert known for helping both employees and employers with the challenges they face, including matters relating to wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, human rights issues, workplace violence and harassment as well as the drafting of employment contracts and policies. Sara has represented clients in the Superior Courts as well as before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Ministry of Labour. Her consistent approach has made her a critical part of the team at Minken Employment Lawyers, where she started her career in 2004.

A Unique Philosophy

Sara believes that clients need more than a legal solution to their case; they need closure and the assurance that they’ve made the best decisions possible for their particular situation. This approach has earned her the reputation for always presenting the bottom line to her clients, providing them with a sharp analysis that gives them the straightforward facts they need to make informed decisions regarding their case. Sara has found that in an area as critical as employment law, the fight is best won when clients have a clear understanding, not only of the goal, but of what is involved in achieving the target. Her keenness in assessing when to dispute and when to resolve ensures that the reward at the end is well worth the struggle. While she draws on years of experience, she also firmly believes in ensuring that her negotiating strategy is backed by a solid legal foundation. This combination of solid abilities, insightful perspectives and a strategic approach are what clients have come to know and trust.

An Outstanding Achiever

Backing Sara’s abilities in law is a history of educational accomplishments. She has won a variety of scholarships and awards throughout her academic career including the Governor General’s Award for Academic Excellence, and had the privilege of being recognized on the Dean’s Honour List at York University.

Sara believes that specialization provides the most effective counsel. This has led her to focus exclusively on employment law, and she has used her knowledge to co-author papers for a variety of publications for organizations including The Law Society of Upper Canada; Osgoode Hall Professional Development Centre; Ontario Bar Association; Human Resources Professionals Association; and publications such as Canadian Employment Law Today, Canadian HR Reporter, The Canadian Employer, Law Times, HR Professional, and a quarterly column in Magazine for Business.

Sara enjoys participating as a guest speaker at various corporate and business functions as well as professional development seminars as a way to help educate and assist those in the community. She is a member of The Law Society of Upper Canada as well as the York Region Law Association.



Long Term Employee – Human Rights Issues
“I would like to express my gratitude to the staff of Minken Employment Lawyers. As a client facing a truly stressful and difficult time, the staff made me feel comfortable and confident. They displayed the utmost care and a truly terrific customer service attitude. I appreciate their professionalism, help and the genuine concern shown to me as a client and I would not hesitate to refer this law office to anyone who perceives they have suffered an injustice in some respect to their rights in regards to employment. Many thanks to Ms. Sara Kauder for all of her help.” – C.B.

Employment Agreement Dispute Resolution preventing litigation
 “I wanted to thank you for your firm’s diligence in all matters relative to my case. Principally your efforts, along with Kim’s and Sara’s, are very much appreciated. It is even more obvious to me now, that “the little guy” needs the protection afforded by firm like yours in even the most straightforward of situations. I can only shake my head at what would have been if I did not have a fairly clear, signed, employment agreement in place. How many employees would even have that?” – J.R.

Pharmaceutical Company
“Minken Employment Lawyers is our Employment Law firm who provides us with legal representation with respect to Hiring and Terminations, Policies, Enforcement of Noon-Competition and Non-Solicitation Clauses, litigation over Constructive & Wrongful Dismissal allegations. Minken Employment Lawyers provide us with top notch representation which I attribute to their strategic ability in analyzing our cases and the available.” – A.K.