Now more than ever, wrongful dismissal lawsuits need to settle. Judicial backlogs, thin judicial resources and unpredictable outcomes underscore the need for resolution. Costly, time consuming and emotionally draining litigation rarely serves the interests of employers and employees.

Prior to 2024, Rishi has prosecuted and defended countless wrongful dismissal actions. He has represented both employees and employers at mediation. Rishi is well equipped to assist wrongful dismissal litigants in negotiating fair and reasonable settlements.

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Rishi serves as a full-time adjudicator and mediator

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Represented both employees and employers

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20 years’ experience in wrongful dismissal litigation



As prepared as you at mediation to get the deal


Called to the Ontario Bar in 2004, Rishi solely practiced labour and employment law until 2024 when he was appointed to the Ontario Labour Relations Board as Full Time Vice Chair.

From 2004 to 2012 Rishi only represented employers in labour, employment and human rights disputes. From 2013 to 2024, he maintained a mixed practice representing both employers and employees in a variety of employment related matters. Rishi was well regarded and trusted as a solicitor and opposing counsel, placing priorities on integrity, pragmatism and a foundation in the rule of law.

Rishi was recognized by his peers in the Best Lawyers in Canada Publication for 2023 and 2024.

Well-versed in employment law

Rishi has written and spoken extensively over the years in relation to
employment, labour and human rights issues.

Speaking and training

Instructor, Industrial and Labour Relations, University of Toronto School of Continuing Education (2018 – Present)
Privacy and Employment, Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce (2023)
Co-chair Lancaster House, Human Rights and Accommodation Conference (2023)
Disability Management, HRPA Barrie and District (2023)
Human Rights and the Duty to Accommodate, Milton Chamber of Commerce (2023)
Six Minute Employment Lawyer, Law Society of Ontario (Various Dates)
Employment Law Summit, Law Society of Ontario (Various Dates)


Just Cause and Statutory Termination Pay, Canadian Employment Law Today (2022)
Vaccine Hesitancy Still Not Just Cause, Canadian Employment Law Today (2022)
Breaking Down Breaks in Service, Canadian Employment Law Today (2021)
Taking the Termination High Road, Canadian Employment Law Today (2021)
COVID layoffs and Constructive Dismissal, Canadian Employment Law Today (2021)
Cannabis and the Workplace: Random Tests Still Not the Answer, Canadian Employment Law Today (2021)
Employer’s Bad Faith Invalidates Termination Clause, Canadian Employment Law Today (2021)
A Reasonable Notice Bonus, Canadian Employment Law Today (2021)
The Duty of Good Faith in Employment, Six Minute Employment Lawyer (2021)



Graduate from Osgoode Hall
Law School



Called to Ontario Bar



Established solo practice representing employees
and employers



Full time appointment to
Ontario Labour Relations Board (Vice-Chair)


Rishi’s availability for mediation can be found on mediatordates.com. He is available for in person mediations, without additional cost, at his office in downtown Oakville, Ontario. Coffee and snacks included. Virtual mediations by Zoom are also available.

$2500 + HST

Fees are split between the parties, inclusive of preparation time and three hours of mediation.

Cancellation Policy

No Charge if notice of cancellation is received at least seven (7) business days in advance of the scheduled of the mediation. A cancellation fee of half of the mediation fee will be applicable where the mediation is cancelled with less than seven (7) days’ notice.


277 Lakeshore Road East, Suite 211
Oakville, ON L6J 1H9 Canada
email: [email protected]
phone: 1.905.849.0025 | fax: 1.905.825.8289

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