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Susan Tamar Joanis

Susan Tamar Joanis (“Susan”) is an Investigator in the MIT (Global) Consulting Group Inc., specializing in the investigation of workplace discrimination, harassment, and poisoned work environment complaints pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act, Ontario Human Rights Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act [Bill 168].

Susan has conducted numerous workplace investigations for institutions and organizations such as the Ontario Public Service involving discrimination and harassment, disability and the duty to accommodate.

Susan is quite advanced in her knowledge about the purpose and application of human rights and other legislations, internal workplace anti-discrimination policies and harassment issues.

Prior to joining the MIT team, Susan has worked in several distinguished capacities. For example, Susan has worked as a Policy Analyst for the Ontario Human Rights Commission and as a Human Rights Investigator for the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, Winnipeg. In addition, Susan held the position of Director, Equality Rights Program in the Court Challenges Program of Canada (Winnipeg).

Susan also works as a Freelance Editor, Human Rights Consultant and Translator. She speaks and read French.

Susan has performed work for the Lorimer Productions, Peel District School Board, Jewish Annual Year Book, Canadian Human Rights Reporter, Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) and Canadian Disability Rights Council (now the Council for Canadians with Disabilities).

Susan possesses over 20 years experience in human rights law and its application, human rights/equality rights analysis and policy development, and extensive knowledge of human rights/equality rights theory and case law.

Susan holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (LLB) from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and a Bachelor of Arts - Comparative Literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton.   Susan possesses excellent oral and written communication skills.


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