Richa Sandill

Staff Lawyer, Don Valley Community Legal Services

Richa Sandill is an employment and human rights lawyer in the legal clinic system. Her practice focuses primarily on advising and representing marginalized and low income workers on all aspects of employment law, including test case litigation, workplace harassment, discrimination, and wrongful dismissal. She practices at Don Valley Community Services as a Staff Lawyer for its Toronto East End Employment Law Services or TEELS program, a joint initiative between six East Toronto clinics to provide employment law services to low income workers in their catchment areas. She is also actively involved in public legal education initiatives for Toronto’s east end communities through her clinic role.

In addition to her practice, Richa is an active member of the legal profession and a dedicated advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion. She served six terms on the Ontario Bar Association (OBA)’s Women Lawyers Forum executive, including as Chair in 2019-2020. She has been part of OBA Council, the OBA Equality, Dialogue on Licensing, and Pro Bono Standing Committees, and is currently a Member at Large on the Labour & Employment Law section of the OBA. She served as a Director on the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto (SABA Toronto) between 2017 and 2021. In her capacity as Co-Chair of the Women’s Committee for SABA Toronto in 2020-2021, Richa represented SABA Toronto in 2020 on stakeholder consultations with the Prime Minister’s office and the Law Society of Ontario, as well as co-chairing SABA’s first Women’s Leadership Summit in 2021.