BiographyVanisha Sukdeo is a Ph.D. Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Vanisha was Called to the Ontario Bar in 2007 after completing her articles with Ryder Wright Blair & Holmes LLP, and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). She received her LL.M. from Osgoode, LL.B. from Queen’s University and her Bachelor of Arts from York University where she majored in Political Science. Vanisha taught at Osgoode Hall as a Course Director for five years before becoming an Adjunct Professor at Western Law. In 2012 Vanisha was a Nominee for the Ian Greene Award for Teaching Excellence, which is a University-wide teaching award.
Her book with Routledge is entitled “Regulation and Inequality at Work: Isolation and Inequality Beyond the Regulation of Labour” and focuses on how workers’ rights have evolved and can continue to evolve. She examines the distance between management and workers which she terms ‘isolation and inequality’ similar to a theory about alienation. She also examines the rise of the gig economy and its impact on workers.
Vanisha’s other book contract is with UBC Press for a book entitled “ ‘Best Interests of the Corporation’: Whose Interests Matter?” and focuses on how the BCE decision from 2008 has changed corporate governance in Canada. She looks at the movement from shareholder primacy model on towards stakeholder theory actualized.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Corporate Law and Labour & Employment Law