Fiona Lee brings nine years of legal and investigative expertise to Rubin Thomlinson. She has a strong track record of handling challenges such as conflicting evidence, tight timelines, and highly sensitive situations in many workplaces of various sizes, age, and funding structures.
Fiona’s analytical nature, forthright communication, and sense of consideration for participants (and the stressors they face) are strong assets in her investigations. She strongly believes that an investigation need not be a negative event, but rather an opportunity for all parties’ stories to be heard neutrally — and for an organization to gain the insight it needs to effect positive change. Fiona is also well-versed in anti-discrimination and human rights principles.
At Rubin Thomlinson, Fiona fields a range of workplace investigations, including complaints of harassment, discrimination, and other forms of misconduct. She is also available to help organizations proactively identify and curb dysfunction, through workplace assessments and reviews. Finally, Fiona provides workplace investigation and human rights training to staff at all levels.
Before joining Rubin Thomlinson Fiona served in the Office of the Ontario Ombudsman, where she investigated diverse complaints about the province’s ministries and 400+ municipalities, and successfully navigated investigative challenges such as politically charged environments and intense interpersonal conflicts. She has also served both domestic and international legal clinics, gaining considerable expertise in discrimination claims based on gender, race, and disability.
Outside of working at Rubin Thomlinson, Fiona enjoys travelling and serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Asian Community AIDS Services.
Year of Call: Ontario 2010
B.A., Columbia University
J.D. University of Ottawa