Balraj's practice includes civil litigation, labour and employment, and pension and benefits law.
Balraj has appeared before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and various administrative tribunals.
She has a strong interest in appellate advocacy. Recent successes include:
Sipekne’katik v. Nova Scotia (Environment) 2017 NSSC 23 – an appeal of an industrial approval to operate an underground gas storage facility, based on an alleged duty to consult and breach of procedural fairness. The Band was successful in demonstrating a breach of procedural fairness.
Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union v. Metro Community Living Support Services Ltd., 2017 NSCA 15 – appeal of a decision of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court granting judicial review of a labour board decision.
Dalhousie University v. Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, 2017 NSSC 38 – responded to an application for judicial review of an arbitrator’s award.
Balraj advises both employers and employees on workplace matters with a focus on terminations and constructive dismissals. The bulk of her pension and benefits practice pertains to compliance issues with legislative regimes.
She also runs a social media campaign for Pink Larkin featuring the popular #WorkLawWednesday blog series.
Originally from British Columbia, Balraj is still adjusting to east coast winters. In her spare time, she enjoys weekend brunches, mild exercise and reading fiction authored by People of Colour (POC). Balraj speaks English and Punjabi.