Cheryl Wiles Pooran is an experienced human rights, labour and employment lawyer whose practice is dedicated to serving people and social purpose organizations such as charities, not-for-profit organizations and social enterprises across Canada. Cheryl combines her focus and experience in this sector with her Bay Street labour law background to provide innovative, practical and cost-effective legal services to her clients.
As leader of PooranLaw’s labour and employment team , Cheryl provides a broad range of human rights, labour and employment services to clients across the province. These services include acting as “business partner” and providing day to day HR law support to leadership, collective bargaining, grievance mediation and arbitration, representation in hearings and litigation, preparing contracts and policies, and providing hands on training to management. In addition, Cheryl routinely assists clients in navigating sector specific issues such as:
In addition, Cheryl brings her passion for equality, inclusion and accessibility to the classroom as a Human Rights and Health Law lecturer at York University.
Prior to joining PooranLaw, Cheryl practised labour and employment law with a large international law firm and a boutique labour firm in Toronto. Cheryl was also privileged to serve as a Case Worker with Parkdale Community Legal Services (a legal aid clinic in Toronto), to intern with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Terrorism in Geneva, Switzerland and with the Human Resources Administration of New York, New York.
Cheryl is committed to advocating for human rights throughout Ontario as evidenced by her: