About Flora Vineberg
Focused and empathetic, Flora appreciates that investigative work is an inherently participatory and procedurally fair process built on trust and transparency. She approaches investigations with consideration for people’s lived experiences and the ways in which these can inform harassment and discrimination. Flora is passionate about deconstructing misperceptions related to identity and employs a more nuanced and intersectional lens for understanding and handling conflict, prejudice, violence, and discrimination in the workplace.
Expertise & Services
Flora brings a trauma-informed approach to workplace investigations, drawing on her ability to develop trust with those she engages with. She has an in-depth understanding of the complexities of gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination and how they can manifest in conduct and attitudes, giving rise to challenging workplace issues. Flora also has specific expertise with cases involving sexual assault and harassment, cyber-bullying, law enforcement, and those involving educational institutions, LGBTQ*+, and athletic-related organizations.
While completing her law degree at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, Flora was named Valedictorian of her class and received the Alexander J. Cohen Memorial Award in Law, as well as the Allard Prize for International Integrity. She has also attended the Institute for International Criminal Investigations in The Hague, Netherlands, for accreditation on the Investigation of Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender Based Violence under international criminal law.
Before joining Rubin Thomlinson, Flora served several law firms, with a focus on sexual assault as well as human rights and labour/employment litigation. She also provides as-needed investigation services to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the Ministry of the Attorney General. Additionally, Flora has been a member of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee, the Women Lawyers Forum, and sits on the Toronto Police Services’ Sexual Assault Advisory Committee.
- Called to the Bar of Ontario
- J.D., Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
- M.A., International Law and Human Rights, UN-mandated University for Peace / Universidad para la Paz (San Jose, Costa Rica)
- B.Sc., Industrial Labour Relations, Cornell University