Kara M. Bashutski

Kara practices in the field of civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on labour and employment matters. Kara’s litigation practice includes personal injury, negligence, contract disputes, commercial litigation, debt collection, construction claims and builders liens.

Phone: 204.977.3864
Email: kbashutski@dfslaw.ca
Fax: 204.956.4457

Called to the Bar of Manitoba in 2012
Called to the Bar of Saskatchewan 2012

Professional Commitment

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Manitoba, 2011
  • M.A., University of Calgary, 2008
  • B.A., University of Ottawa, 2006

Presentation and papers

  • Author “New Canada Labour Code Changes”, Canadian Labour & Employment Blog, Miller Thomson LLP, April 22, 2014
  • Co-Author “Reinventing the Wheel: Changes to the Standard 40 Hour Work Week and Expanded Decertification Timelines”, Labour and Employment Communique, Miller Thomson LLP, March 27, 2014
  • Regular presenter on various aspects of employment and labour law, including accommodation, hiring and firing, harassment and occupational health and safety topics, with some sample presentations including:
    • Sexual Harassment and the Law (2020) – Winnipeg
    • Employment Law in the Times of Covid (2020) – Winnipeg
    • Drug and Alcohol Addictions and Accommodations (2014) – San Antonio, Texas
    • Occupational Health and Safety (2014) – San Antonio, Texas
    • The Saskatchewan Employment Act: What YOU need to know about the changes to the law (2013) – Regina, Saskatchewan
    • Employment Law in Canada (2013) – Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Surveyors as Employers: Workplace Issues you should Know About (2012) – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    • Working in Winnipeg (2012) – Winnipeg


  • Robert J.M. Adkins Prize in Municipal Planning Law, University of Manitoba, 2010
  • George Thomas Chapman Q.C. Family Prize, Municipal and Planning Law, University of Manitoba, 2010
  • SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) recipient, 2007-2008

In the community

  • Past Committee Member, Manitoba Law Day & Saskatchewan Law Day
  • Past Volunteer, Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan
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Kara M. Bashutski practices in areas of

Civil Litigation, Employment & Labour Law

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