Karina Pogosyan

Karina specializes in employment and human rights law at Seabrook Workplace Law.

Her practice involves a variety of matters including wrongful dismissals, constructive dismissals, severance negotiations, professional disciplinary proceedings, human rights violations, contract negotiations, and workplace investigations.

Karina received her J.D. from the University of Ottawa in 2017, where she actively honed her legal research and advocacy skills by participating in a variety of moot and negotiation competitions.

She also holds an M.A. in Public & International Affairs and an Hons. B.A. in Law & Society from York University. During her Master’s degree, Karina authored a Major Research Paper examining Swedish law prohibiting the purchase of sex and its corresponding impact on sex trafficking into the country. Karina’s research paper has been cited in a number of academic publications by leading scholars in this field. Karina remains passionate about advancing the rights of women and combatting sexual harassment and sex discrimination in the workplace.

As a Student-at-Law at the Ontario College of Trades, Karina assisted both regulatory and prosecutorial teams, respectively, in the prosecution of provincial criminal offences at the Ontario Court of Justice and professional disciplinary misconduct offences before the College’s own Discipline Committee.

Following her call to the Ontario Bar in 2018, Karina focused her practice in employment and human rights law, striving to achieve optimal case outcomes for both employer and employee clients. In doing so, she has appeared in cases before the Superior Court of Justice and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Karina is fluent in English, Ukrainian, Russian and conversant in French. In her spare time, Karina loves spending time with her family, exploring the great outdoors, learning new languages (Persian) and reading a good book.