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Sarah Graves



Sarah Graves focuses her practice on all aspects of employment law. Sarah represents private and public employers and academic institutions on matters such as employment standards, employment contracts, wrongful dismissal, discrimination including sexual harassment claims involving allegations of sexual assault, whistleblower claims, and disability and leave laws. Her cases have included complex privilege and e-discovery issues. Sarah regularly provides strategic and practical advice to employers. She has experience conducting wage and hour audits and advising clients on litigation and class-action avoidance as well as assisting with multi-jurisdiction and international reorganizations. Sarah joined Heenan Blaikie after many years as an employment litigator with a major US law firm in Connecticut and New York litigating cases in state and federal court.

Privilege and Workplace Investigations

North Bay General Hospital v. Ontario Nurses Association (decided by Arbitrator Jasbir Parmar on October 13, 2011) provides important practical reminders for employers involved in workplace investigations. In this case, North Bay General Hospital received a complaint that an employee had engaged in bullying and harassment against co-workers.  The Hospital retained an independent investigator who…

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