We are experts on all workplace matters, from hiring, disciplinary issues, to termination of employment, human rights, and harassment. We are also heavily relied upon to provide advice on the most complex work permit and related immigration matters for Canadian and international companies.
Sharaf Sultan focuses his practice on both employment and workplace immigration law.
Sharaf has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, including wrongful dismissal, design of policies and procedures, as well as workplace human rights matters.
Sharaf advises both large and small employers on a wide range of workplace employment matters, including hiring and termination, performance management, drafting of workplace employment policies, restrictive covenants, and employment contracts. Sharaf also regularly manages employment litigation and human rights applications.
Sharaf further advises employers on a wide range of immigration matters for companies involved in the relocation or hiring of foreigners into the Canadian labour market. He has extensive experience preparing and providing advice with respect to Business Visitor visa applications, intra-company transfers, and Labour Market Impact Assessment applications. Sharaf’s clients include large American and multinational corporations.
Sharaf regularly writes and speaks on both employment and workplace immigration matters. He has also taught at the university level and continues as an adjunct professor on advocacy, employment and immigration law.
Prior to founding Sultan Employment Law and Workplace Immigration, Sharaf was a lawyer within Heenan Blaikie LLP’s labour and employment group.
Krista Kais-Prial is an associate at Sultan Employment Law. Her practice encompasses both employment law and workplace immigration, with a focus on human rights and sexual harassment in the workplace. Krista advises and represents both employees and employers on a broad array of issues including workplace policies and procedures, disability legislation, employment standards, hiring and compensation, workplace investigations, human rights, employment agreements, wrongful dismissals and severance packages.
Krista is a results-oriented advocate and advisor who is dedicated to providing high-quality, efficient and practical solutions for her clients. She has appeared at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and regularly assists clients at mediations. She provides training and education for corporations, not-for-profits and colleges on workplace issues such as human rights, employment standards legislation and compliance with the Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
In 2009, Krista obtained her B.A. (Hons.) with distinction from Queen’s University, with a major in English Language and Literature, a minor in French Studies and a certificate in International Studies. Krista obtained her L.L.B. (common law) and B.C.L. (civil law) in 2013 from McGill University’s Faculty of Law, where she received the E. Leo Kolber Entrance Scholarship and was active with volunteering and pro bono work. Krista completed her final semester of law school at the University of Tartu in Estonia, focusing her studies on legal developments in post-Soviet Europe.
Prior to joining Sultan Employment Law, Krista summered and articled at a prominent national law firm in Toronto and was an intern at the Special Investigations Unit at the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Krista was called to the bar in 2014. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocates’ Society. She is also a member of the International Young Lawyers’ Association (AIJA), where she is a Canadian National Reporter for the Labour Law and Immigration Commission.
Krista is passionate about community outreach and is currently developing a pilot project called the Downtown Connection Mentoring Program, connecting high school students with young professionals.
Kristine Gorman is an associate at Sultan Employment Law and Workplace Immigration. She represents both employees and employers in all areas of employment, human rights and disability law, and advises clients on workplace immigration matters. Kristine has experience with a wide variety of legal proceedings and has assisted with matters before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Superior Court of Ontario, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Prior to receiving her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2015, Kristine obtained a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Highest Honours) from the University of Ottawa, where she specialized in Criminology and completed an internship at the Ottawa Provincial Court.
While at Osgoode Hall Law School, Kristine was presented with several awards and scholarships, including the Harley D. Hallet Renewable Entrance Scholarship and the Honourable Peter deCarteret Cory Award for academic excellence. She was active with volunteering and pro bono work, and also completed the Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program, which allowed her to intern at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre. Kristine is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, and Young Women in Law Group.
Before joining Sultan Employment Law and Workplace Immigration, Kristine summered and articled at a national firm in downtown Toronto, where she assisted in employment law and litigation matters.
Kristine is a personable individual who is passionate about creating a positive client experience. She provides practical, results-oriented advice to her clients in a timely fashion.
Marc-Andre is an Immigration Paralegal focusing exclusively on work permits and related labour matters for employers.
Immediately following completion of his Paralegal degree, Marc-Andre began practicing immigration law. He further completed a minor in Labour Relations at the University of Quebec.
Marc-Andre gained his experience working for a national law firm where he worked on matters for medium and large employers. He has also worked on immigration matters within the Canadian post-secondary educational sector, where he managed a national private college in all temporary immigration matters. In addition, Marc-Andre has completed immigration mandates worldwide including opening a representative office for a boutique Canadian law firm in Vietnam.
Marc-Andre joined the firm in 2014 and has since directed many Quebec-related work permit applications. Marc-Andre is fluent in both French and English.