Samhita Misra (she/her) helps workers and unions organize, bargain, and enforce their rights at work. She supports construction industry unions in a range of proceedings before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, including certification applications, related employer applications, unfair labour practice complaints, construction industry grievances, and jurisdictional disputes. Sam also supports public sector unions in collective bargaining and grievance arbitrations. She brings curiosity, care, and passion to all that she does.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Sam worked alongside community members as a participatory action researcher, seeking to centre the complex and varied lived experiences of working-class communities in the strategic reports of non-profit organizations and local governments. She carries this commitment to collaboration and community-led process into her legal practice, working closely with union organizers, representatives, members, and grievors to develop legal strategies that are responsive to their needs, and to move matters through to litigation or settlement.
During law school, Sam worked alongside workers to fight wage theft, discrimination, and exploitative working conditions at Parkdale Community Legal Services. She returned as an associate after completing her summer and articling terms at the firm. Sam is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers.