Yasmeena MohamedYM ARBITRATION & MEDIATION SERVICES
29 Queen Street South
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L5M 1K2
416 904 5379
905 820 9692
905 997 3671 (fax)
|Degrees/Designations -||BA, LLB|
|Practice Areas -||Employment, Human Rights and Labour|
|Practice Description -||Yasmeena Mohamed adjudicates and mediates labour, employment, and human rights matters. Ms. Mohamed also provides consulting services to various labour and management organizations on issues relating to workplace investigations, conflict resolution and policies on anti- discrimination practises etc.|
|Background -||With law degrees in both Canada and South Africa and more than 20 years of experience as a litigator, 12 years as an adjudicator and Vice ChairYasmeena Mohamed, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise on matters related to human rights, employment and labour law, and has worked on behalf of both employers and employees.
For the past 10 years, Ms. Mohamed has served as a Senior Counsel with the Province of Ontario, where she is a respected subject matter expert in the realm of labour & employment law, human rights, workplace safety & insurance, occupational health & safety, and benefits & pensions. Ms Mohamed is currently on the Ministry of Labour's list of arbitrators and in addition, she provides mediation and consultation services to both union and management organizations.
In 2000, Ms Mohamed was selected to project management the set up and operationalization of the Ontario Government's new Long Term Income Protection Joint Insurance Benefits Review Committee. Ms Mohamed's responsibilities included everything from the selection and training adjudicators to the negotiation of civil rules and procedures for the Review tribunal.
Ms. Mohamed also spent some time as Senior Counsel with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, where, in addition to regular appearances before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and Superior Court of Justice, she drafted legal opinions to the Commissioners on issues related to discrimination and harassment in public, private and unionized employment and services.
Prior to joining the provincial governmentâ€™s legal team, Yasmeena worked in private practice protecting client interests in matters related to labour & employment matters, and represented both claimants and defendants at the Human Rights Commission and various labour and employment tribunals. Her passion for this field of practice was inspired by her articling experiences with one of the premier union-side employment and labour law firms in Toronto - Ryder Wright Blair & Doyle - where she had the opportunity to collaborate on mediations, arbitrations and settlement conferences on cases related to grievances, professional disciplinary matters, health & safety standards, insurance disability and pension entitlements, and wrongful dismissals. She also articled with Bowens Attorneys in South Africa, where she appeared at internal security hearings and trials for contravention of apartheid-related legislation, in addition to handling various labour, employment, insurance and workers compensation matters.
In 2006, Ms. Mohamed obtained her ADR Mediator certification through the University of Windsor Law School, and now offers arbitration and mediation services for labour and employment disputes, including collective agreement disputes, human rights, workplace safety & insurance, occupational health & safety, and long term disability benefits and pensions.
Augmenting her extensive professional experience, Yasmeena is a certified Human Rights Trainer, and is actively involved in community organizations such as the International Relief Development Fund and the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.