Kara M. Bashutski

Kara is an Employment and Labour lawyer at DFS Kaneski UnRuh LLP, with over a decade of experience guiding both employers and employees on all types of workplace issues.

Phone: 204.977.3852
Email: kbashutski@dfsku.com
Fax: 204.956.4457

Having previously worked with prominent employer-side and union-side law firms, and as counsel at the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of Manitoba, Kara possesses a unique background allowing her to provide well-rounded insights to both employers and employees into workplace matters.

Her expertise spans a broad spectrum of issues, including:

  • Wrongful and constructive dismissal
  • Severance packages
  • Human rights and accommodation
  • Workplace discrimination and harassment
  • Employment Standards Code
  • Workers Compensation Board (WCB) matters
  • Privacy concerns
  • Workplace policies and employment contracts

In pursuit of continuous professional development, Kara is currently working towards her Human Resource (HR) Certificate, further enhancing her expertise in labour and employment issues.

Kara actively collaborates with the Community Legal Education Association (CLEA) to develop educational materials and provide training to organizations, focusing on the eradication of sexual harassment in the workplace. She frequently presents on workplace issues, and has been invited by clients to present on sexual harassment topics, Covid-19 workplace issues, accommodation matters and general employment issues.

To schedule a consultation or inquire into booking a workplace presentation/training, please reach out to her at kbashutski@dfsku.com.

Calls to the Bar

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



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


Professional Commitment

  • Committee Member with The Immigrant Centre (https://www.icmanitoba.com/)
  • Member of the Manitoba Runners Association (MRA) and 2023 first place medalist for her age & gender division
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Kara M. Bashutski practices in areas of

Civil Litigation, Employment & Labour Law

Careers with DFS Law

DFS Kaneski UnRuh LLP is the result of two firms merging in January of 2023, namely Deeley Fabbri Sellen LLP (“DFS”) and BD Oakes Jardine Kaneski UnRuh LLP (“BD Oakes”). The founding partners of DFS created the firm in 1979, known for dedicated and flexible client service, legal excellence and effectiveness, and commitment to giving back to the community. BD Oakes traces its history to 1974, becoming Booth Dennehy Ernst & Kelsch, acquiring Tupper & Adams (Manitoba’s oldest firm), and evolving into BD Oakes in 2019, carrying on a history of providing a wide range of legal services in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.

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