Kiran Kang provides practical advice and advocacy to unions across the public sector, including those representing teachers, firefighters, and municipal employees. She fights to uphold the rights of public sector workers and to hold employers accountable to the public they serve. Kiran understands the unique relationships and political dynamics at play in the public sector, and she brings knowledge, care, and attention to every case.
Kiran is particularly committed to eliminating discrimination and harassment in the workplace and provides training, representation, and advice to clients in pursuit of this goal. She sharpened her understanding of discrimination and equality while in law school, where she was the researcher on the Wilson Equality Moot team, which took home the prize for best factum. She also has work published in the National Journal of Constitutional Law. With strengths in research as well as oral and written advocacy, Kiran approaches complex files with attention to detail, a strategic mindset, and sensitivity to client interests.
In addition to her commitment to organized labour, Kiran is passionate about empowering workers in non-unionized workplaces. While at law school, she spent eight months in the Workers’ Rights Division at Parkdale Community Legal Services, where she represented clients in a variety of employment law matters. Throughout law school, she volunteered with the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, as well as with the Workers’ Action Centre. She continues to volunteer at WAC, helping workers learn about their employment rights and advocate for a livable minimum wage.
Kiran articled with the firm and returned as an associate following her call to the Ontario Bar in 2016. She received her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she was awarded the Benjamin Laufer Prize in International Law.
An active member of the legal community, Kiran serves on the executive of the Ontario Bar Association’s Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law Section. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and the South Asian Bar Association of Ontario. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Word-Play, a community-based, non-profit organization committed to fostering a love of reading, writing, and film-making among children.