Maria Esmatyar, B.A. (Hons.), J.D.
Maria Esmatyar is an Associate with Lecker & Associates, specializing in employment law and employment-related disability matters.
Her practice focuses on advocating on behalf of individuals seeking to enforce their legal rights. Maria provides strategic advice and representation to employees on matters including, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, employment contracts, employment standards, human rights, sexual harassment, workplace discrimination and disability claims.
Prior to joining Lecker & Associates, Maria articled at a major Bay Street law firm – where her experience included work on ‘management-side’ labour and employment law, corporate law and general litigation. She obtained her Juris Doctor and holds an Honours B.A. in history.
A skilled litigator, Maria has been instrumental in helping her clients negotiate substantial severance settlements, win significant judgements and achieve effective return-to-work solutions. Over her career, she has represented clients in matters involving intricate legal issues and has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Canada Labour Code Adjudication. Known for her sound knowledge of statutes and legal processes, Maria has authored numerous articles on employment law.
Multi-lingual (English, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu) and well traveled, Maria is able to represent a diverse client base with expert, professionalism, and empathy.