- 2014 Osgoode Hall Law school, JD
- 2015 Called to the Bar, Law Society of Ontario
- Pragmatic, compassionate and highly effective
Mika has practised in the areas of employment, human rights and labour law since 2015. She works with employees and employers to understand their priorities and provide practical and creative advice about their rights and responsibilities.
In addition to her employment law practice, Mika conducts independent workplace investigations and acts as a Court-appointed referee in class action claim disputes.
Mika has acted as co-counsel on several notable cases:
- Groves v UTS Consultants Inc. – a decision of the Court of Appeal finding that the Employment Standards Act (ESA) continues to apply in commercial transactions and a saving provision does not permit contracting out of the ESA
- AB v Ontario – a challenge to the Minister of Education’s decision to re-institute the 1998 sex-ed curriculum; and
- Ferguson v Ontario – a challenge to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services’ refusal to provide the option of choosing Male, Female or Non-binary on Ontario birth certificates
Mika received her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she was awarded the Dean’s Gold Key Award for outstanding contribution to the life of the law school.
While at Osgoode, Mika also participated in the intensive program in Poverty Law at Parkdale Community Legal Services in the Workers’ Rights Division. She continues to support the work of the clinic.
Mika completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development Studies from Trent University.