Tassia has a diverse general commercial litigation practice with a particular emphasis on employment law. In her employment practice, she provides representation and advice in respect of termination of employment, discrimination, lay off, employment contract interpretation, and other workplace issues and disputes. As a member of our franchise group, she frequently provides advice on employment issues as they arise in the franchising context and understands the unique aspects of franchising relationships. In addition, she provides advice and representation in civil claims for sexual assault or abuse and other civil litigation matters.
As a litigator, Tassia is effective and focused on delivering excellent, cost-efficient outcomes. She appreciates the nuance and complexity of her cases while remaining focused on the core issues and what matters most to her clients. Tassia is known for her thoughtfulness and takes a trauma-informed approach when working with sexual violence survivors and individuals who have experienced other forms of trauma. She is passionate about making her clients feel heard and understood while protecting and advancing their interests vigorously.
Prior to starting her legal career, Tassia worked for a decade as a television news producer for a major broadcaster in Canada.
Tassia Poynter is also a member of our class action practice.
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2015
More About Tassia Poynter
- Franchisor services – All Sectors
- Franchise, Licensing and Distribution Litigation and Arbitration
- Franchisee Association and Group Litigation
- Employment, Insurance, Construction, and General Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
- Telecommunications Litigation
- Class Actions
- Regulatory Litigation
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of Ontario
- Canadian Franchise Association
- International Franchise Association
- “Back to the Future“, Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine, June 2020, Page 14.
I am a strategic and persistent lawyer who strives to provide holistic and cost effective advice to clients. As counsel, my goal is to make complex legal problems understandable and resolve issues expeditiously. As a member of the legal profession, I am committed to promoting equality, diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging in the profession. I am personally committed to reconciliation for Indigenous peoples and take responsibility for supporting improved relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.