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P.A. Neena Gupta
Partner

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 1998 - Saskatchewan

Year of Call: 1989 - Ontario

Primary Office: Waterloo Region

Secondary Office: Toronto

P.A. Neena Gupta

Neena Gupta is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region and Toronto offices. Her practice focuses on a broad range of employment and human rights matters.

Neena has advised a broad range of employers, from startups to world-renowned multinationals, on all aspects of employment law, including employment policies, offer letters, compensation plans, cross-border employment and regulatory compliance in Canada.

Neena regularly advises employers on both compliance and litigation involving the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Canada Labour Code, the Canadian Human Rights Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Employment Standards Act, 2001 (Ontario).

A popular and engaging speaker, Neena has been invited to present at the International Bar Association (IBA), Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and the International Paralegal Management Association (IPMA). She developed the employment law course at Seneca College and taught at both the University of Toronto and Queen’s Universities as an adjunct professor at their respective Faculties of Law on human rights.

She served for five years as a governor of the Law Commission of Ontario, which focuses solely on law reform, and is currently on the Rules Committee of the Ontario Superior Court. She is a director of TiE Toronto, which is part of an international network supporting entrepreneurship.

In 2002, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee medal in recognition of her service to the legal profession and the community at large.

Neena is the president of the Canadian South Asian Club (Wellington-Waterloo) and the corporate secretary of TiE Toronto.


September2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

July2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

Featured insights & resources

Workplace bullying: What employers need to know

P.A. Neena Gupta, Katelyn Weller

Articles April 12, 2017

Are you compliant with Ontario’s workplace harassment laws?

P.A. Neena Gupta, Katelyn Weller

Articles December 19, 2016

Office parties gone bad and other musings

P.A. Neena Gupta

Articles December 19, 2016

Hot Topics in Employment Law 2016-2017

P.A. Neena Gupta

Articles October 19, 2016

AODA compliance: Countdown to Jan. 1, 2016 for large employers (50+ employees in Ontario)

P.A. Neena Gupta

Articles December 1, 2015

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

P.A. Neena Gupta

Articles March 1, 2015

How not to terminate a long-service employee

P.A. Neena Gupta

Articles February 1, 2015

Accommodation does not include refusing to serve customers

P.A. Neena Gupta

Articles February 1, 2015

Memberships

Career & Recognition

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

2014

July 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

2013

September 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014

2013

July 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013

1998

1998

Year of Call, Saskatchewan

1989

1989

Year of Call, Ontario

Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rating in Labour and Employment, Human Rights and Civil Litigation

P.A. Neena Gupta
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P.A. Neena Gupta

Neena Gupta is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region and Toronto offices. Her practic...

P.A. Neena Gupta
Featured insights & resources

Workplace bullying: What employers need to know

P.A. Neena Gupta, Katelyn Weller

Article April 12, 2017

Memberships

Insights & Resources

Workplace bullying: What employers need to know

P.A. Neena Gupta, Katelyn Weller

Article April 12, 2017

Are you compliant with Ontario’s workplace harassment laws?

P.A. Neena Gupta, Katelyn Weller

Article December 19, 2016

Office parties gone bad and other musings

P.A. Neena Gupta

Article December 19, 2016

Hot Topics in Employment Law 2016-2017

P.A. Neena Gupta

Article October 19, 2016

AODA compliance: Countdown to Jan. 1, 2016 for large employers (50+ employees in Ontario)

P.A. Neena Gupta

Article December 1, 2015

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

P.A. Neena Gupta

Article March 1, 2015

Accommodation does not include refusing to serve customers

P.A. Neena Gupta

Article February 1, 2015

How not to terminate a long-service employee

P.A. Neena Gupta

Article February 1, 2015

How Much Punishment is Enough? Lessons Learned from Boucher v. Wal-Mart Canada

P.A. Neena Gupta

Article June 1, 2014

Employment Contracts: The Twelve Most Common Avoidable Drafting Errors

P.A. Neena Gupta

Article May 1, 2013

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P.A. Neena Gupta

Neena Gupta is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region and Toronto offices. Her practic...

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EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS &
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Neena published a plain language guide on Sexual Harassment: A guide to conducting investigations (2004: Butterworths – LexisNexis) and served as the Legal Review for Human Resources PolicyPro (Ontario edition).

Neena's recent media interviews include:

Speaking Engagements

Employment & labour law seminar

Events May 5, 2015

Client Work

  • Re-wrote offer letters, policies and provided Canadian compliance training to several large multinational entities with multiple locations in Canada
  • Defended a multinational financial institution on complex issues of systemic discrimination
  • Defended a large national retailer with respect to numerous cases involving wrongful dismissal or constructive dismissal
  • Defended a multinational manufacturer and distributor on allegations of systemic discrimination and racism
  • Assisted several private equity and venture capital firms on employment law issue arising from various investments and/or divestitures
  • Advised numerous employers with respect to the proper conduct of investigations into allegations of harassment, discrimination and workplace violence
  • On the board of a publicly-traded junior mining committee and a private nutraceutical company

P.A. Neena Gupta
Profile highlights

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P.A. Neena Gupta

Neena Gupta is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region and Toronto offices. Her practic...

P.A. Neena Gupta
Featured insights & resources

Workplace bullying: What employers need to know

P.A. Neena Gupta, Katelyn Weller

Article April 12, 2017

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