About Us

Carvery Law Firm is a boutique law firm located in Toronto, Ontario practicing exclusively in the area of Workplace Law. This law firm deals with all aspects of the employment relationship from the creation and implementation of human resource policies, the recruitment and hiring process, employment contracts, any problems arising during the employment relationship and the cessation of employment, whether due to termination, resignation or retirement. This firm has expertise in handling Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) matters, reviewing severance packages, duty of fair representation applications, occupational health and safety matters, employment insurance matters, employment standards claims, human rights claims and wrongful dismissal claims.

Drawing from its legal experience on both the management and employee sides of the workplace relationship, coupled with years of litigation experience acquired at a top-tier, international law firm, Carvery Law Firm provides clients with cost-effective, practical and intelligent solutions to all employment law matters.

Who we are

Sumitha Carvery

Sumitha Carvery is the founder and President of Carvery Law Firm.

Sumitha graduated from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006.

Sumitha provides innovative and practical solutions to clients on all aspects of employment law. Her practice focuses on pre-employment negotiations, employment contracts and compensation, workplace policies and procedures, problems arising during the employment relationship including workplace harassment, workplace investigations, employee discipline, termination of employment, human rights and wrongful dismissal litigation. Sumitha has represented corporate clients with employment law matters before the Federal Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

Sumitha also advises on compliance with applicable provincial employment legislation including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Employment Standards legislation in all Canadian jurisdictions and Canada Labour Code matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Sumitha practiced employment law for several years at a top-tier international law firm. Throughout her career, Sumitha has provided clients with practical, timely and creative solutions to complex employment law matters.

Sumitha has also written many employment law articles, the most recent of which was published, nationally, in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

Our clients share:

Ms. Carvery assisted me in reviewing a severance package. The first call was complimentary as I briefly explained my situation. She discussed some of the possible courses of action/outcomes/cost. At the end of the call, she was very pleasant and not pushy at all.

I have never used a lawyer before and was quite anxious. Several days later, I called her back to ask more questions which she answered without hesitation. I decided that I would have her represent me. During the process she was always available to answer any questions and explain them in detail, with patience. The end result was a great outcome! Ms. Carvery is very knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with Employment Law. She was able to achieve results that I had no idea I could have, and that my employer did not offer.

I would highly recommend the Carvery Law Firm to assist with any labour/employment issues.

Thank you, Ms. Carvery for being my counsel during a difficult time!

The Carvery Law Firm handled my complex and lengthy case with sensitivity and determination. Knowing that the support and honest approach to my case was always the priority allowed me to manage my expectations and set reasonable goals. By retaining their legal services and guidance I was afforded the opportunity to realize the outcomes that I had envisioned. The Carvery Law Firm was instrumental in obtaining the peace of mind that I had pursued every avenue to obtain justice. Ms. Sumitha Carvery's understanding of the importance of what I required allowed her to be an excellent advocate for me. I would highly recommend The Carvery Law Firm to anyone looking for an honest and knowledgeable representative.

Ms. Carvery is such a nice lawyer. She helped me with my case smoothly. She showed empathy, competency of the law and kindness while being professional. She suggested the best method for my case, achieved what I was aiming for, and she is very knowledgeable. Overall, I highly recommend the Carvery Law Firm.

I would like people to know that Sumitha is an amazing person as well as an amazing lawyer. She helped through my arbitration with my employer even though I had a union and the union paid for my lawyer. I hired Sumitha myself just to make sure I wasn’t getting ripped off as I did not have full confidence in the union or the lawyer they had hired for my case. Sumitha told me exactly how my case was going to play out after she reviewed most of the evidence. Believe it or not 13 months later the judge made a ruling in my favour giving me exactly what Sumitha told me was going happen. If i were in a bad situation again I would not hesitate to call Sumitha. Thank you for being there for me and I really appreciate the calls you would take even though you weren’t on the clock.
Sumitha represented me in a severance resolution. From the first meeting she impressed me by her professional demeanor and her keen insight to the specifics of the law. My settlement was secured quickly and exceeded my expectations. I attribute the success to Sumitha's abilities and I recommend her ...
I recently had the opportunity of working with Sumitha Carvery and found her to be very professional, very personable, very knowledgeable and with the highest integrity. As a result I would not hesitate to recommend her to others.
I found that Sumitha Carvery and her law firm provided excellent service. I was given the type of personal service you want when dealing with any legal issue. I received exceptional counsel that was clear, concise and informative, which gave me the opportunity to make decisive decisions. Although I was the “client” I felt like I was more then that, and that there was genuine care and concern for my situation. I would not hesitate to hire her again and highly recommend her to anyone require who her expertise in labour law.
Sumitha is a consumate professional. Her complete knowledge of the law, and ability to express it brought our case to a quick and amicable close. We are completely thrilled with the settlement Sumitha attained for us. Sumitha’s approach brought great results in a very short time. We are sure this saved us much angst, and many dollars. We highly recomend her to anyone needing legal services,and will continue our association with her. June 16, 2013
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert
Ms. Carvery is an amazing lawyer. From the outset, she made me feel at ease when I found myself in the midst of a difficult legal situation. She is very knowledgeable and provided me with clear and helpful legal advice by explaining each issue, step-by-step, so I had a clear understanding of my situation and how best to proceed. Additionally, she accommodated my schedule and needs in providing such advice. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs legal counsel.