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Muneeza Sheikh - Levitt LLP. Toronto, ON, CA

Muneeza Sheikh Muneeza Sheikh

Partner | Levitt LLP

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Muneeza Sheikh practices in the area of labour and employment law

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Muneeza Sheikh practices in the area of labour and employment law. She provides advice and representation in employment matters to corporations and executives, including dismissal, hiring, contracts, human rights and employment litigation. Muneeza successfully resolves difficult and complex employment matters, both litigious and non-litigious.

Muneeza works closely with her employer clients to ensure their policies relating to employment law and human rights are enforced and applied throughout the workplace in a manner that is efficient and consistent. She conducts a number of management and HR workshops, to help keep employers apprised of what their obligations are under the current employment legislative scheme.

In her labour law practice, Muneeza works with employers in preparing and presenting complex labour matters before administrative tribunals and the court. She has represented clients before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, the Grievance Settlement Board, and at private arbitrations.

Within her practice, Muneeza has also conducted a number of workshops on the importance of diversity engagement in the workplace. In 2015, she was a speaker at the Women and Leadership conference, and spoke specifically to diversity and equality in the workplace.

In her personal time, Muneeza acts as a Board member for the Muslim Welfare Centre, a Canadian charity doing work both inside and outside of the Muslim Community. She is also the Director of Communications for the Canadian Muslim Vote, an organization that strives to increase the engagement of Muslim Canadians in the democratic process.

Muneeza is regularly invited to present workshops at mosques, community centres, shelters, and various universities to speak about her experience as a lawyer, and a human rights activist. Muneeza was also featured in CBC’s documentary titled “Muneeza in the Middle”, which aired in January of 2015. The documentary looked at her journey in trying to reconcile her identity as a Muslim woman with her identity as a Canadian woman. The documentary was widely received, and since then, Muneeza has been contacted on a number of occasions to speak to identity issues as a second generation Canadian.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Canadian Politics Diversity Engagement in the Workplace Human Rights in Canada Labour Law in Canada Employment Law in Canada Diversity in Canada Criminal Law

Affiliations (3)

  • Muslim Welfare Centre : Board Member
  • Canadian Muslim Vote : Director of Communications
  • Style Counsel : Co Founder

Languages (3)

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

Media Appearances (110)

Tony Clements Sexting Scandal Grows.

CBC News  tv

2018-11-04

Women sharing details on Twitter.

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Debating Bannon's right to speak.

CBC News  tv

2018-10-30

Others argue it promotes toxic ideas.

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Should banks release Canadians’ transaction data?

Global News  tv

2018-10-30

The Panel talks steel tariffs and why Trudeau wants Canada’s banks to release transaction data

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What do the attacks say about society?

CBC News  tv

2018-10-25

11 Jewish worshipers killed in the largest attack against that community in American history.

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Saudi Arabia Arrests 18 Suspects.

CBC News  tv

2018-10-19

Muneeza joins discussion on latest arrest and the overall situation.

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Do we still need Canada Post?

Global News  tv

2018-10-19

The Panel on the Canada Post strikes and why activists are suing the mayor of Ottawa for blocking them on twitter

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Is Canada ready for legal Cannabis?

CBC News  tv

2018-10-09

Ottawa: There will be growing pains as we adjust.

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Work place rights and Marijuana use.

CTV NEWS  tv

2018-10-10

How will marijuana use and the work place deal with legalization.

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Work place rights and Marijuana use.

CTV News  tv

2018-10-10

Work place rights and Marijuana use.

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Do young men have it tough today?

CBC News  tv

2018-10-03

Trump nominee Kavanaugh facing sexual assault allegations.

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U.S Senate to delay Kavanaugh Vote

CBC News  tv

2018-09-28

Trump orders new investigation by FBI.

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Should a Kavanaugh confirmation vote go ahead?

Global News  tv

2018-09-28

The Panel talks the Kavanaugh hearing and cops in Calgary being barred from personal pot use

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Did Russia get away with cheating?

CBC News  tv

2018-09-20

Panel discusses Russia potential return to the Olympics.

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Resistance to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination in #MeToo era

Global News  tv

2018-09-19

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in 1982, wants the FBI to investigate the case. Despite the allegations, Kavanaugh’s nomination is likely to be approved. Eric Sorensen reports on Ford’s fight, and the immense challenges women face when coming forward with these types of allegations.

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What does Leona Alleslev’s defection say about her?

Global News  tv

2018-09-19

The Panel on the defecting politician and opioids in the workplace

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Debate over notwhitstanding clause.

CBC News  tv

2018-09-11

Toronto Mayor vows to fight provinces appeal.

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Should a judge be able to overrule an elected official?

Global News  tv

2018-09-11

The Panel on Doug Ford’s decision to invoke the nothwithstanding clause to slash Toronto City Council and why Unifor is under fire for a video singling out replacement workers

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Les Moonves out: Assessing CBS' moves in the #MeToo era

BNN Bews  tv

2018-09-10

Muneeza Sheikh, employment lawyer at Levitt LLP, joins BNN Bloomberg to weigh in on harassment allegations facing Les Moonves, his resignation and CBS' move to donate at least US$20 million to organizations affiliated with the #MeToo movement.

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CBS CEO Les Moonves resigns - Muneeza Sheikh

CTV News  tv

2018-09-10

Longtime CBS CEO Les Moonves resigned sexual misconduct allegations. We speak to employment lawyer Muneeza Sheikh for more on this.

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UOIT professor launches workplace bullying study

Global News  tv

2018-08-29

It's a problem many don't know how to detect: bullying in the workplace. But a UOIT professor is trying to make it a little clearer. As Aaron Streck reports, there's a new study, that's looking for public input.

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From #METOO Activist to accused. Bennett was 17 when alleged assault took place.

CBC News  tv

2018-08-20

Muneeza joins panel discussion.

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Does Canada need a national wildfire strategy?

Global News  tv

2018-08-20

The Panel talks the wildfires in B.C. and if buying pot online will jeopardize your privacy

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Are racial prejudices still a concern in Canadian society?

CTV News  tv

2018-08-15

Are racial prejudices still a concern in Canadian society? Muneeza joins panel discussion.

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Canadians spending more on taxes.

CBC News  tv

2018-08-14

Report 2017 43% of household income went to taxes.

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Should the federal government respond to Saudi Arabia?

Global News  tv

2018-08-10

The Panel on Saudi Arabia and the gun problem in Ontario

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Time to stop Saudi arms deal?

CBC News  tv

2018-08-08

Muneeza joins panel to discuss the current situation with Saudi Arabia and the financial implications for Canada.

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Feud with Saudi Arabia escalates.

CBC News  tv

2018-08-06

Muneeza joins panel discussion.

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Canada political dynasties.

CBC News  tv

2018-07-25

Muneeza joins panel discussing about Mel Lastmans son joining politics.

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Is Toronto still a safe city?

CBC News  tv

2018-07-23

Muneeza Sheikh joins discussion about the escalation of violence in the city.

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Donald Trump’s critics says his summit with Putin is “nothing short of treasonous.” Are Trump’s critics right?

Global News  tv

2018-07-17

The Panel discusses the Trump-Putin summit and Justin Trudeau’s role in dealing with Trump

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Is Canada trying to appease Donal Trump with mission to Iraq?

CBC News  tv

2018-07-11

Muneeza joins panel discussion about Donald Trump and Canada trade wars.

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Should weed legalization be delayed until cops are ready?

Global News  tv

2018-07-09

The panel on weed legalization and a BC neighbourhood declaring a war on fun.

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Is there an RCMP management crisis?

CBC News  tv

2018-06-26

Muneeza joins CBC panel to discuss current issues with the RCMP.

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Nursing-home murderer Elizabeth Wettlaufer. Work place negligence.

CTV News  tv

2018-06-27

Nursing-home murderer Elizabeth Wettlaufer. Work place negligence.

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The Panel: How should Canada respond to Trump?

Global News  tv

2018-06-11

The panel weighs in on Trump calling betrayal on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, how Canada should look to respond on Trump’s behaviour, and whether that rhetoric risk the North Korea summit.

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Donald Trump demands an investigation into whether his 2016 campaign was improperly surveilled.

Global News  tv

2018-05-22

The Panel talks Trump and the Attorney General, and Taylor Swift’s fight against scalpers.

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Should we be worried the emergency alert test was a failure?

Global News  tv

2018-05-08

The Panel talks asylum seekers flooding Canada’s border and the government’s emergency alert system that failed its first test.

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Another NDP MP under investigation.

CBC News  tv

2018-05-08

Muneeza joins CBC panel discussion about the NDP and sexual misconduct allegations.

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Muneeza Sheikh joins chat about why Jagmeet Singh kicked Erin Weir out of caucus.

CTV News  tv

2018-05-04

Employment and labour lawyer Muneeza Sheikh joins us to chat about why Jagmeet Singh kicked Erin Weir out of caucus and whether or not failing to read non-verbal cues in social situations is a valid reason for expulsion.

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Government introduces election reform bill.

CBC News  tv

2018-04-30

Muneeza Sheikh joins discussion.

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Can North Korea be trusted?

Global News  tv

2018-04-30

The Panel talks North Korea’s demands for denuclearization and more drama in the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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Ontario human rights tribunal rules Toronto eatery racially profiled black man

Global News  tv

2018-04-30

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ordered a downtown Chinese restaurant to pay a black customer $10,000 as compensation for violating his rights. Muneeza Sheikh weighs in.

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Bill Cosby found guilty of three counts of sexual assault

Global News  tv

2018-04-27

Lawyer Muneeza Sheikh talks about the verdict and if the comedian will be spending any time behind bars

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Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault.

CBC News  tv

2018-04-26

Muneeza joins panel discussion on Bill Cosby conviction and potential jail time.

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Toronto Van Attacks

CBC News  tv

2018-04-24

After effects of the tragic Van attack in Toronto.

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420 Marijuana Celebration just before the Legalization.

CBC News  tv

2018-04-20

Pardons for past pot convictions?

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Should the Pope apologize for Canada’s residential schools?

Global TV  tv

2018-03-29

The Panel talks the Pope’s decision not to apologize to residential school survivors; and if the government should impose a tax on streaming services

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An employee's right to disconnect after hours.

City News  tv

2018-03-29

Do employers have the right to insist you answer emails and phone calls after you've left the office? Ginella Massa dives deeper into a employee disconnection policy proposal. WATCH:

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Is Justin Trudeau a one-and-done PM?

Global News  tv

2018-03-20

The Panel talks the Facebook data breach and Trudeau’s waning popularity

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What should Canada’s voting age be?

CBC News  tv

2018-03-19

Canada’s elections chief thinks Parliament should consider lowering the voting age to 16. Is getting more teens to the ballot box a good idea? How young is too young to vote? And how would it change politics? Our panel casts its own opinions.

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CBC Panel: Are Police Failing Marginalised Groups?

CBC News  tv

2018-03-07

Muneeza joins panel discussion on the Carole MacNeil show.

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Was it inappropriate to ask Ivanka Trump about her father’s sexual assault allegations?

Global News  tv

2018-02-27

The Panel talks about Ivanka Trump’s NBC interview and Iceland’s possible ban on circumcision

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Why is it difficult to address RCMP harassment allegations?

Global News  tv

2018-02-23

Employment lawyer Muneeza Sheikh explains why it is such a challenge to address harassment allegations within the RCMP.

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4,000+ claims filed in RCMP harassment lawsuit

Global News  tv

2018-02-22

A former Mountie, who led a legal battle against harassment and sexual abuse in the RCMP, says a dramatic increase in compensation claims proves the problem is prevalent. And, yet another controversy in the organization is being called shocking. Ross Lord reports.

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Can students bring gun change and the relevance of the Olympic.

Global News  tv

2018-02-20

The Panel talks Russian doping and a student ‘lie in’ in America after the most recent mass shooting

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Relevance of the Olympic games 2018?

CBC News  tv

2018-02-19

Muneeza joins panel discussion on relevance of the the Olympics.

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Facebook posts raise questions for RCMP.

CBC News  tv

2018-02-16

Muneeza joins pannel discussion.

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Dalhousie University has announced it is limiting its search for a new senior position to racialized and Indigenous candidates to promote diversity

CTV News  tv

2018-02-13

Dalhousie University has announced it is limiting its search for a new senior position to racialized and Indigenous candidates to promote diversity. To tell us about the legal aspects of this decision, we spoke with employment lawyer Muneeza Sheikh.

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Behind the headlines. Muneeza joins discussion.

CTV News  tv

2018-02-08

Growing backlash against the #MeToo movement, Trudeau says his 'people kind' comment was a joke and a do-it-yourself coffin all in this week's Behind the Headlines.

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Is Ontario provoking a trade war?

Global News  tv

2018-02-08

The Panel talks Ontario’s plan to deal with a “Buy American” policy in the U.S. and the sour grapes between BC and Alberta

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Political dynasties in Canada.

CBC News  tv

2018-02-06

Muneeza weighs in on Political Dynasties in Canada.

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Muneeza Sheikh joins Bev Thomson to discuss the impact of allegations and what political parties and companies can do to protect their members.

CTV News  tv

2018-01-30

Ontario PC president Rick Dykstra has resigned as sexual misconduct allegations have surfaced against him. Labour lawyer Muneeza Sheikh joins Bev Thomson to discuss the impact of allegations and what political parties and companies can do to protect their members.

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Will an anti-harassment bill make a difference?

Global News  tv

2018-01-29

The Panel on a new anti-harassment bill and the Cleveland Indians dropping their mascot, Chief Wahoo

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Muneeza weighs in on Bill 65

CP 24  tv

2018-01-29

Muneeza weighs in on Bill 65

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Has #MeToo gone too far?

CBC News  tv

2018-01-27

Has the #MeToo movement gone too far? Wendy Mesley talks to crisis management expert Jaime Watt and employment lawyer Muneeza Sheikh about due process and Canadian politicians recently accused of sexual misconduct.

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Patrick Brown resignation - Positional Power

CTV News  tv

2018-01-25

Muneeza shares her insight.

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Carole MacNeil's panel discussion about allegations raised against former leader of Ontario’s PC Party Patrick Brown.

CBC News  tv

2018-01-25

Muneeza weighs in.

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Cannabis drug tests could be coming to your workplace

BNN News  tv

2018-01-15

Muneeza sheikh, employment lawyer at Levitt LLP, joins BNN to discuss the challenges employers face when it comes to addressing their employees' use of cannabis in the workplace.

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Was the false Hawaii missile alert a simple mistake and an epic failure in leadership?

Global News  tv

2018-01-15

The panel offers its thoughts on the false alarm that panicked the state of Hawaii and also discusses the end of Sears

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Tim Hortons Legal issues?

CP 24  tv

2018-01-10

Has Tim Hortons broken any Laws? Muneeza weighs in.

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TIM HORTONS hit by protests.

CTV News  tv

2018-01-10

Muneeza weighs in on the legalities of Tim Hortons changing company policies in regards to employee breaks and benefits after the minimum wage increase.

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Few sexual harassment victims report incidents to bosses: report

Global News  tv

2018-01-28

An Ipsos poll done exclusively for Global News found two in 10 Canadians have been sexually harassed at work. The majority of victims never go to their bosses, fearing repercussions. Shallima Maharaj hones in on the numbers and whether recent social activism is enough to spur a dramatic culture shift.

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Is Justin Trudeau’s apology enough?

Global News  tv

2017-12-21

The Panel weighs in on Justin Trudeau’s ethics breach and what Canada should do about U.S. trade duties imposed on Bombardier.

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Corporate perspective on sexual harassment in the workplace.

BNN  tv

2017-12-18

Muneeza Sheikh, partner at Levitt LLP, offers insight into the C-Suite survey and gives perspective on sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Is the government giving up too much in provincial pot deals?

Global News  tv

2017-12-12

The Panel talks reefer madness in Canada and the rising cost of daycare

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Recommendations for entertainment industry in wake of #MeToo movement

City News  tv

2017-12-06

A symposium focused on curbing sexual violence in Hollywood North kicked off in Toronto Wednesday. Ginella Massa with the recommendations that were put forth in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

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Sexual misconduct in the workplace. Panel discussion.

CTV News  tv

2017-12-03

The recent onslaught of allegations of sexual assault and harassment has been shocking. We invited three industry professionals, Filmmaker Gurjeet Kaur Bassi, Tech CEO Stacey Epstein and Lawyer Muneeza Sheikh to discuss what women have to deal with.

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CTV Speaking out on the streets

CTV News  tv

2017-12-01

Hundreds marched in Toronto in support of victims of sexual harassment and to encourage others to come forward.

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We're all different. (This applies to Muslim women, too.)

The Globe and Mail.  print

2017-12-01

In The Sisters Project, Alia Youssef uses photography to challenge a one-dimensional image of Muslim women

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A company's size could determine how it deals with sexual harassment

City News  tv

2017-11-29

Sexual harassment isn’t something that just happens in Hollywood or political quarters — it happens in most workplaces across Canada.

Recent data suggests that more than 50 per cent of working women have experienced unwanted sexual pressure.

New rules put in place by the Ontario government require provincially-mandated companies to have had a policy in place since September of last year to try to prevent harassment.

However, very little protections exist for individuals who may be innocent of harassment but still stand accused.

According to Muneeza Sheikh, a senior partner with Levitt LLP, there is far more pressure on large-scale employers with a public persona to deal with the incident “quickly and efficiently” because every step they take will be scrutinized by the public.

“I think the larger (employers) are facing a lot of pressure to protect their brand, their public image and to issue a termination quickly,” she explained.

Sheikh said smaller or medium-sized employers, who do not have those public relations concerns, may be more inclined to investigate the claim fully before taking action to discipline the employee, which may not mean termination.

“I think they are more inclined to take a step back and say ‘look, these allegations have been made but we haven’t done much to investigate them. We want to talk to the complainant, we want to talk to the person who the complaint is about and we want to potentially talk to other witnesses as well and get the full story,'” she said.

Sheikh added that employers have a duty to not only have concrete anti-harassment policies in place, but to ensure that their staff are well-versed and formally trained in the procedures.

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Why Lauer is likely to sue NBC after being fired on unproven allegations of sexual misconduct

BNN  tv

2017-11-29

Following a pre-emptive firing by NBC of its star anchor Matt Lauer, Muneeza Sheikh of Levitt LLP speaks with BNN about what employers need to think about when it comes to the growing issues of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

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Speed of Lauer termination indicative: Sheikh

CP24  tv

2017-11-29

Employment lawyer Muneeza Sheikh says the short time between when a victim reported Matt Lauer and he was terminated is concerning.

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Matt Lauer fired by NBC News for 'inappropriate sexual behaviour'

CTV News  tv

2017-11-29

Employment and labour lawyer Muneeza Sheikh weighs in on NBC's handling of the sexual misconduct allegations against Matt Lauer.

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Should the NY Times have run a story on a Nazi sympathizer?

Global News  tv

2017-11-27

The Panel weighs in on a New York Times profile on a Nazi Sympathizer and the CFL’s comments on the link between brain injuries and football

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Sexual harassment in the workplace -

CTV News  tv

2017-11-21

A number of sexual harassment allegations have raised concerns over how harassment is dealt with in the workplace. So what's the best way for employers to handle harassment disputes? Muneeza Sheikh, a partner at Levitt LLP, specializing in employment, labour and human rights weighs in on the issue.

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OPINION It's simply not practical to expect employers to properly handle workplace harassment disputes A federal report and proposed legislation put the onus on Canadian employers to tackle complaints

CBC  online

2017-11-17

OPINION
It's simply not practical to expect employers to properly handle workplace harassment disputes
A federal report and proposed legislation put the onus on Canadian employers to tackle complaints
By Muneeza Sheikh, for CBC News Posted: Nov 17, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Nov 17, 2017 5:00 AM ET

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Will the new harassment bill make workplaces safer? Employment and labour lawyer Muneeza Sheikh, senior partner at Levitt LLP, weighs in on the government's legislation.

CBC Power and Politics  tv

2017-11-07

Will the new harassment bill make workplaces safer? Employment and labour lawyer Muneeza Sheikh, senior partner at Levitt LLP, weighs in on the government's legislation.

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Bernie Sanders praises Canada’s healthcare system. Muneeza Sheikh joins panel discussion.

Global News  tv

2017-10-30

The Panel discusses Bernie Sanders’ praise for Canada’s healthcare system & talks the racist gesture made during the World Series by an Astros player.

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Muneeza discusses Harvey Weinstein firing from his own company.

CTV News  tv

2017-10-17

The board of directors of Harvey Weinstein's company have met today. There are reports that Weinstein may challenge his firing. Muneeza Sheikh, partner at Levitt LLP helps take a look at how this may play out

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Muneeza Sheikh on Global Morning show providing a legal perspective on Liberals targeting the less fortunate.

Global News  tv

2017-10-10

Are Liberals targeting the less fortunate and Mike Pence’s protest just more distraction? Muneeza Sheikh on Global Morning show providing a legal perspective.

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The RCMP has been found guilty of a labour code violation. Muneeza shares a legal perspective.

CTV News  tv

2017-09-29

The RCMP has been found guilty of a labour code violation after a shootout left three Mounties dead and two others injured. For more, we are joined by Muneeza Sheikh. A partner at Levitt LLP who practices employment and labour law.

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Sears Canada starting to sound a bit like Target: Employment lawyer

BNN  tv

2017-07-11

Sears Canada starting to sound a bit like Target: Employment lawyer
Muneeza Sheikh, partner at Levitt LLP, says Sears Canada's largest investor Eddie Lampert has many reputational hurdles ahead as he considers a deal for Sears Canada amid financial uncertainty for the company. Lampert is also the CEO of parent company Sears Holdings.

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The RCMP is facing four Labour Code charges.

CTV TV  tv

2017-07-04

The RCMP is facing four Labour Code charges stemming from a 2014 shooting that left three officers dead and two injured. Muneeza Sheikh, a labour lawyer joins us for legal analysis on the case.

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Zenith Award Winner

Zenith Awards - Celebrating Woman in Law  online

2017-06-26

Muneeza Sheikh practises labour, employment, and human rights law and is often referred to within the firm as a “powerhouse.”

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OPINION Take it from a human rights lawyer: the system screwed up in seeking justice for 'Angela Cardinal'

CBC  online

2017-06-07

OPINION
Take it from a human rights lawyer: the system screwed up in seeking justice for 'Angela Cardinal'
I thought I'd heard everything. But I was truly astounded reading about Cardinal's treatment
By Muneeza Sheikh, for CBC News Posted: Jun 07, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 07, 2017 5:00 AM ET

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Fox News has decided to cut ties with long time host Bill O’Reilly amid sexual harassment allegations.

CTV News Channel  tv

2017-04-21

Fox News has decided to cut ties with long time host Bill O’Reilly amid sexual harassment allegations.
We check in with Levitt LLP Employment Lawyer Muneeza Sheikh for what this means to the embattled host and broadcaster.

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United Airlines CEO could face termination over remarks: Lawyer

BNN  tv

2017-04-11

Levitt LLP partner Muneeza Sheikh gives BNN her legal perspective on the United Airlines incident where a passenger was violently dragged off an overbooked flight. She says the airline company's CEO could face termination over remarks made in the aftermath.

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The grey area around BlackBerry's 'transferring' of employees

BNN  tv

2017-02-17

BlackBerry has been hit with a class-action lawsuit after transferring employees to Ford following a partnership between the two companies. Levitt LLP employment lawyer Muneeza Sheikh joins BNN to discuss the lawsuit and why there can be confusion surrounding the concept of "transferring" employees.

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Follow up appearance on CTV discussing next steps to take after the Quebec Mosque shooting.

CTV News  tv

2017-02-05

On January 29th 2017 6 men were killed and 19 injured in a Quebec mosque during evening prayer. The massacre has prompted Canadians across the country to speak up and to show support to the Muslim community. Muneeza Sheikh with Canadian Muslim Vote joined CTV News Channel on what needs to change in our country to ensure acceptance.

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Man Charged in Quebec Mosque Attack

CTV News  

2017-01-30

Across Canada, hundreds of people are coming together to remember the victims of the deadly Quebec mosque shooting. Muneeza Sheikh, Director of Communications at Canadian Muslim vote joined CTV News Channel with her views and reaction over what happened.

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Canadian Mosque Flag Campaign

CityNews  

2016-09-09

One group wants to see Canadian flags in front of every Canadian mosque in hopes of fostering better understanding of their community. Muneeza Sheikh comments on CityNews...

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Supreme Court of Canada Rules to Protect Workers Against Unjust Firings

BNN  

2016-07-14

Half a million non-unionized federally regulated workers now have the right to not be fired without just cause after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled to put their rights back on par with those of unionized employees. Levitt LLP Partner Muneeza Sheikh joins BNN to break down what it means for federally regulated employers and the labour market..

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Canadian Union of Postal Workers Turns Down Arbitration

CTV News  

2016-07-07

The Canada Post could lock out employees as early as Monday if no new contract is in place. Employment and Labour Lawyer Muneeza Sheikh joins CTV news to describe the significance of the union turning down arbitration with Canada Post...

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Canada Post trying to ‘provoke’ workers: CUPW

CTV News  

2016-07-06

Employment and Labour Lawyer Muneeza Sheikh weighs in on the significance of the 72-hour notice and the pressure for talks to continue...

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Is Uber a Car Service?

CTV News  

2016-05-27

Employment Lawyer Muneeza Sheikh discusses whether Uber is a cab service as the app’s future in Ontario rests on a court decision...

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Principals ordered to confiscate letter demanding ‘transparency’ in York board

Toronto Star  

2016-05-19

Labour and employment lawyer Muneeza Sheikh, a partner with the firm Levitt and Grosman, called the directive legal — but otherwise questionable.

“At the end of the day, the board will likely take the position that they, like any employer, have the right to run their business in a manner that they see fit. Part and parcel of that autonomy gives them the right to filter the mail,” said Sheikh.

“It is most certainly unethical, because it creates roadblocks to public accountability, but it is not illegal.”...

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Military Justice System

CTV News  

2016-04-30

How does the military justice system work? Employment and Labour Lawyer Muneeza Sheikh weighs in...

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Muneeza in the Middle explores Muslim woman’s search for identity

The Toronto Star  

2015-01-20

The voluminous black and white scarf Toronto lawyer Muneeza Sheikh wraps around her head as a hijab at the conclusion of documentary Muneeza in the Middle has a dramatic skull motif — and is from designer Alexander McQueen.

Do faith and fashion have to be at odds for a devout Muslim woman?

In Ottawa filmmaker Hoda Elatawi’s revelatory doc, premiering Wednesday Jan. 21 on CBC’s documentary channel, Sheikh, 33, struggles with defining herself and understanding how the image she projects relates to who she is as a woman, wife and particularly as a mother...

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Ottawa filmmaker to premiere documentary on Muslim identity in Canada

Metro Toronto  

2015-01-19

The subject of an upcoming documentary about the challenges of being a Muslim woman in Canada says Canadians should be more educated about the religion before they jump to stereotypes and “paint everybody with the same brush.”

Muneeza Sheikh is a 33-year-old Toronto lawyer, wife, and mother of two small children. She is a practicing Muslim who prays regularly and fasts during Ramadan.

She also lives what some call a “flashy” lifestyle with expensive clothes and fillers implanted in her face...

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Muneeza in the Middle

CBC Toronto  

2015-01-16

​Muneeza in the Middle is a one-hour documentary about a fashion-savvy lawyer who feels pressured to give up her flashy lifestyle and become a “good” Muslim mother...

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