Kate L. Agyemang
Kate L. Agyemang is a bilingual associate in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office, practising in the Advocacy Department. She is a member of the firm’s Employment, Labour & Equalities Group. Kate’s practice focuses on employment and labour law matters, as well as group disability defence work. She has represented a diverse range of employers, with a particular focus in the healthcare, legal, and technology industries. She also works for numerous embassies and consulates.
Kate provides employers with guidance and advice in all areas of employment and labour law, including drafting and implementing employment contracts, drafting workplace policies and manuals, assisting with workplace investigations or terminations, defending human rights applications, handling complex employment litigation, managing employees through business and asset purchases, and representing employers in mediations as well as arbitrations.
Kate has appeared before the Small Claims Court and the Ontario Superior Court as well as various administrative tribunals. She has also been a guest speaker at numerous industry conferences.
Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Kate practised civil litigation, insurance defence and employment law at a top litigation firm. A natural advocate, Kate has defended the rights of others throughout her career. Before pursuing a career in law, Kate worked for various national non-profits and healthcare organizations in crisis and program management. She later worked in disability adjudication for national insurers and was engaged by class action adjudicators to advise on medical appeals and threshold issues.
Kate also has a particular interest in sports disputes and administration. In this capacity, she frequently assists national and provincial sports organizations, athletes and coaches with discipline complaints, as well as safe sport investigations and policy reviews.