about jay sengupta
In addition to her private practice as a mediator, arbitrator and investigator, Jay is an external adjudicator with the Canada Industrial Relations Board and a member of the Public Service Grievance Board. She adjudicates licensing, capacity and professional misconduct cases involving lawyers and paralegals at the Law Society Tribunal (Ontario) and conducts mediations for the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Jay is also a member of the Northwest Territories Human Rights Adjudication Panel and the inaugural Discipline Committee of the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (CPATA), the independent public interest regulator of patent and trademark agents in Canada.
Prior to launching her private mediation, arbitration and investigation practice, Jay served for 10 years as a full-time Vice-chair with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, where she mediated and decided cases of harassment, discrimination and reprisal. She has expertise applying human rights law in both private and public sector environments.
Jay was part of a specialized team of HRTO adjudicators in the Child and Youth division of the Social Justice Tribunals of Ontario. As part of that initiative, in addition to focusing on human rights cases relating to children and families, she was cross-appointed to the Child and Family Services Board, the Custody Review Board and the Ontario Special Education Tribunal. Those tribunals dealt with issues faced by children, youth and their families in respect of education, child welfare, adoption, incarceration and when receiving involuntary, emergency secure treatment for mental health concerns.
Before being appointed as an adjudicator, Jay worked for almost two decades in the legal clinic movement in Ontario as a staff lawyer, clinical instructor and executive director. During that time, she represented people living in poverty, trained and mentored law students and contributed to community development and law reform initiatives to increase access to justice for marginalized and impoverished communities. She also worked in a senior role in the school board sector, as senior legal counsel at the Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario and as an assessor under the Canadian Armed Forces sexual misconduct class action settlement.
Jay's reported decisions can be found at the following links:
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