Most of our clients come to us because they’ve been referred by people they trust—our previous clients or lawyers we work with. Here is what they have to say about the results we achieve.
Kumail was invaluable in helping me through a very difficult time. His calm demeanor put me at ease immediately and his thoughtful and effective questioning of my situation, gave me the utmost confidence that I was in good hands. Throughout the entire process his efforts were focused on carrying my case through and he continually pushed for excellent terms, including protecting my rights at every turn. I knew that my best interests were his primary focus.AM
Kumail was knowledgeable and kind. He negotiated an extraordinary severance package for me and I definitely highly recommend his services.CS
As we have worked through restructuring and new employment contracts, we have found that Kumail’s knowledge and adaptability to ensure we were up to date and had robust employment contracts in place was vital. Especially as a non-profit organization, Kumail was very understanding and accommodating of our needs and expectations, and we have been very well represented by him.Owen Charters, President & CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
I was employed at a major community based teaching hospital as a Vice President. As a result of a merger with another hospital and subsequent restructuring of the Senior Team, I was advised that my employment would not continue. I had been referred earlier by a colleague who had used Kumail in a number of legal matters. While I was leaving the organization on good terms, I engaged Kumail to assist in the negotiation of a final settlement.
When I advised Kumail of the outcome of the restructuring, he made himself immediately available in order to review my situation, employment history, reporting relationships, and other relevant material in order to respond in a very timely way to original offer. As someone who had never been in this situation, Kumail provided me with a clear overview of the process, what my obligations are, what the employer’s obligations are and how he anticipated the negotiation would unfold. Kumail researched settlements that had similar circumstances to mine and within 3 days of the notification, was able to craft a strong, evidenced based counter offer to the employer. Over the surprisingly long (to me anyway) 4 month negotiation, Kumail kept me fully informed of discussions with the hospital’s legal counsel, reassured me that this process is quite typical and promptly prepared a number of additional counter-offers in response to the hospital’s offers. He provided me with excellent legal and tactical advice in a calm and efficient manner. The results speak for themselves. My final package included a 100% increase in the original settlement offer as well as increases to the elements of the offer including outplacement and legal services.
Kumail was very professional in his dealings with me and with the counsel for the hospital. He was consistent in his efforts to ensure the best settlement for me and used evidence to support his arguments. He provided me with reassurance that the protracted negotiation was quite normal and allayed my concerns and apprehensions. I was fully engaged throughout the process and was consulted on every aspect of the direction we should take. Given his very busy schedule, he made himself readily available to me and responded very promptly to my questions and requests for updates. Finally, as we went through the process he was also interested in how my active career search was progressing.SM
As an employee in a senior role for several years, I was a recognized industry figure and therefore when my employer served me with a no cause dismissal letter, it took me by surprise. I had the foresight not to accept the terms outlined in the letter. I sought an expert review by Karimjee Law, a boutique Bay Street firm that came well recommended and, as I discovered over the next few months, every bit deserved their reputation. They understand the emotional journey we face and the anxiety we go through at a time like this. They take away the stress through their clear understanding of your rights and the legal recourse available to you.
Each step of the process is explained in simple terms and they allow you to regain your peace of mind. I am extremely satisfied with the end results in my situation and would, without hesitation, recommend Kumail Karimjee if you are in need of legal advice either as an individual or an organization.GN
Working with Kumail was great because he was very responsive and supportive during a time when we had uncertainty with a staffing situation. Kumail understands the culture of the non-profit organization and assisted us with presenting a professional and fair approach. Thanks for your help Kumail.Crossroads International
I had been working for several years as an engineer for a global corporation when a new manager started harassing me on a daily basis. Despite filing formal complaints through regular channels, this situation ultimately lead to my dismissal. Kumail expertly guided me through a very complex situation, since my employer’s legal team was out in full force to uphold my dismissal. I am now fully reinstated and free of harassment in the workplace thanks to Kumail for his expert and timely advice, his step by step guidance and his dedication to my cause. I felt very confident having his help successfully steering me through multiple pitfalls during this process. Kumail is very approachable, worked effectively on very tight deadlines and was always available and ready to answer all my questions to my satisfaction. Thanks, Kumail!JM
I’m a litigator who practises civil litigation. Whenever I get inquiries concerning employment law, I immediately refer them to Kumail Karimjee, who I know to be both highly knowledgeable and a tenacious advocate. I recommend his services wholeheartedly!Michael Lesage
Above all Kumail is fair in his dealings with his clients. He went out of his way to see that I was completely clear about our agreement and left me extremely satisfied with the outcome. In the midst of other turmoil you want this sort of steady hand on the tiller.RK
Two weeks before I was supposed to return to work from my maternity leave, my employer informed me that I will be demoted to a lower level job upon return. After 12 years of dedicated service for this global company, it was a disheartening experience to say the least. I reached out to Kumail and several other labour lawyers to seek advice as I’d never been in this type of situation before. Out of all the labour lawyers that I spoke to, Kumail was definitely the most approachable and was able to offer his professional guidance under very tight timelines.
Kumail helped me evaluate my options objectively so I could decide on a path forward that made the most sense for me and my family. From a cost perspective, Kumail was always upfront and honest which was very important for a mother who was just returning to work from maternity leave. I am very grateful to have Kumail’s expertise to help me navigate through this difficult situation.AL
I spoke with several lawyers prior to selecting Kumail and I’m glad that I went with his firm. From the beginning Kumail was the most detailed in his review of my case and persistent in obtaining the best result. Kumail brought a steady hand to the proceedings and brought the experience and professionalism that was critical in achieving a successful settlement.JK
St. Clares Multifaith Housing Society is a charitable organization that develops and manages a number of affordable housing projects in Toronto. When we need to address challenging issues involving the intersection of human rights and housing, it is Kumail Karimjee that we turn to for assistance. In dealing with disputes we appreciate Kumail’s ability to quickly find creative and practical solutions, but also the ability to fight for the right result when it matters to us. Kumail gives us advice and representation that recognizes how our organization works and what we need. Unfailingly timely, insightful, thorough, understandable and good humoured!Andrea Adams, Operations Manager, St. Clares Multifaith Housing Society
Kumail Karimjee was recommended to me by a colleague. He helped me navigate the legal issues surrounding a US company’s misunderstanding of Canadian law, and successfully fought my case with litigation ending in my favor with a conclusion that was beyond my expectations.
Kumail and team were so wonderful that the next time I had a legal matter with an employer, I went back and they once again obtained fantastic results. I would highly recommend their services.BY
Kumail Karimjee and his firm are top shelf. Kumail is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He listened to my concerns and knew the subject matter very thoroughly. His client first attitude made me comfortable with the experience, expense and how he handled my situation. Kumail delivered the projected result and I have no hesitation in recommending him and his firm.AM
The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) assists survivors of torture to overcome the lasting effects of torture and war. Kumail acts for us on employment and human rights issues. The firm has assisted us with drafting and implementing contracts of employment; developing new human resources policies; and dealing with employment and human rights disputes. We have always found Kumail to be easily accessible, very quick to respond to our needs and cost effective.Mulugeta Abai, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
Kumail made us feel extremely comfortable taking the time to answer our questions and explaining everything to us. We found him to be an excellent lawyer with a nice personal touch. We were very satisfied with the positive outcome and support we received from Kumail. This has enabled me to move forward with the next chapter of my life which I am feeling very positive about. Thank you.Fran Boyce
Kumail is extremely knowledgeable, kind and courteous. I felt very well supported by him. Not only did he provide excellent legal advice, he always took the time to explain this to me. He represented me in a very professional manner and always considered what was best for me-both professionally and for my personal wellbeing. I would highly recommend him to anyone.SD
Kumail Karimjee handled a long and sensitive negotiation on behalf of the Textile Museum in a cogent, thoughtful and supportive way. His advice was practical and timely. A successful outcome was achieved largely due to Kumail’s intervention.Ann Posen, Chair of the Board of Directors, Textile Museum of Canada
Kumail’s counsel was empathetic, effective and timely when needed it most after I lost my job. As a person with disability, I appreciated Kumail’s successful intervention in remedying the situation. I recommend Kumail without any hesitation.RK
I had the unfortunate experience of being fired by my former employer of nearly 20 years. Once legal proceedings began, the employer kept finding ways to stall. With Kumail’s guidance and perseverance we finally succeeded in obtaining a just settlement for my wrongful dismissal. I must admit that, being my first law suit, I really didn’t know what to expect, but as time went on, I was more and more glad that I had been referred by another lawyer to Kumail. At all times Kumail was professional, informed and thorough. He proved to me time and time again that he really knew his stuff. In retrospect I can truly say I am glad, not only to have worked with Kumail, but also to have had the pleasure of getting to know him. I would not hesitate to recommend him or his services to anyone!BL
Seeds of Hope Foundation had the pleasure of working with Kumail Karimjee. We are a charity providing community learning centres and transitional housing. We found that Kumail quickly developed an understanding of how our charity works and what we do. He then translated that understanding into a successful court application which secured the outcome we wanted.David Walsh, President, Carrot Common and Co-Founder, Seeds of Hope Foundation
After encountering a rather sensitive workplace issue, I was grateful to have met Kumail. How you feel about your work situation can impact many different areas of your life. Kumail’s matter-of-fact approach, willingness to listen to the issues at the heart of the emotion, and commitment to helping me get through a difficult situation resulted in a great resolution. I would recommend Kumail anytime because of his knowledge, loyalty and client dedication.PP
Fife House is a charity which provides supportive housing and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Kumail Karimjee is our counsel on employment and human rights matters. He has handled all of our matters with professionalism, honesty and integrity.Fife House
When I was unjustly relieved of my duties from a company I had loyally given 12 years of my life to, I felt betrayed and helpless. I spoke to a close friend about what had happened and he immediately called Kumail, who personally answered the call.
I instantly felt comfortable speaking to Kumail over the phone and we made arrangements for me to visit his office the next morning. After hearing my story, he explained the options I could take if I chose to pursue legal action against my former employer.
Kumail breaks everything down to you in layman’s terms, outlining what may happen and setting out the pros and cons of each approach. And because he also works for employers, Kumail has the experience to help you anticipate the stance that your former employer may take.
When my former employer told EI that I was fired, thus denying me any Employment Insurance, I immediately called Kumail and he advised me on how to appeal and address the Board of Referees. He even offered to meet me after hours to walk me through a strategy if necessary. Following Kumail’s advice, I was awarded with a unanimous decision in my favour.
As the negotiations with my employer pushed forward over the next few months, Kumail explained to me what was happening, and as always, advised me on what I could expect next. Finally, only days before both parties were going to sit down for discoveries, my former employer decided to settle out of court. A victory in my eyes, as to me they were acknowledging just what Kumail was helping me to prove from the beginning, that the dismissal was wrong and unlawfulAS
I would recommend Kumail Karimjee to anyone in a similar circumstance. He is knowledgeable, experienced, professional and most of all….likeable. (Now working happily at my former employer’s biggest competitor)
I highly recommend Kumail Karimjee. I’m so happy and completely satisfied. Kumail and his staff are highly talented and experienced, they fought for my rights and also educated me about my rights during the process.ZB