Shyama Talukdar

Shyama Talukdar

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Shyama Talukdar is a member of Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Law Practice Group in Toronto. In her practice, Shyama regularly advises employers on a full range of labour, employment, and human rights matters. Whether it’s representation in the context of litigation, guidance through an alternative dispute resolution process, or the provision of day-to-day advice, Shyama provides clients with timely and effective support.

Before joining Baker McKenzie as an associate, Shyama earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. During this time, Shyama was involved in the International Human Rights Program and represented clients before the Superior Court of Justice as a member of the student legal aid clinic.

Practice Focus

Shyama's practice includes representation of employers at labour arbitrations and in disputes before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. She regularly acts for employers in employment-related litigation and mediation, including cases involving wrongful dismissal and breach of contract. Shyama also assists clients in day to day employment matters including conducting workplace investigations, and drafting effective employment contracts, voluntary resignation agreements, and workplace policies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario - Member
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) - Member

Admissions

  • Ontario~Canada (2019)

Education

  • University of Toronto (JD) (2018)
  • University of Toronto (Bachelor of Arts International Relations) (2014)

Languages

  • Bengali
  • English
  • Co-author, "Now Effective: Changes to the Canada Labour Code (Part One)," and "Now Effective: Changes to the Canada Labour Code (Part Two)," Baker McKenzie Canadian Labour and Employment Law Blog, September 2019