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Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

Sarah Hellmann

B.A. Hons., LL.B.

Workplace Investigator & Trainer

About Sarah Hellmann

With a deep interest in understanding people and what motivates their conduct, Sarah Hellmann finds it rewarding to achieve resolutions that foster positive work environments where the unique strengths of individual employees can flourish. Sarah is highly observant, compassionate, and a strong communicator. These qualities allow Sarah to establish rapport with the individuals involved in an investigation and diffuse tension in uncomfortable or difficult situations.

Expertise and Services

At Rubin Thomlinson, Sarah handles a diverse range of workplace investigations, including complaints of sexual harassment, discrimination and other forms of misconduct. She provides expertise in the health care sector, along with a deep knowledge of the professional obligations of physicians and surgeons. Sarah is available to help organizations proactively identify sources of conflict and systemic barriers to productivity through workplace assessments and reviews. In addition, Sarah provides training on workplace investigations and human rights to staff at all levels.

Background

Sarah Hellmann joins Rubin Thomlinson with ten years of legal experience. She has worked in both the public and private sector in a range of practice areas including employment, human rights, and administrative law. Most recently, Sarah was in house legal counsel at the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons where she conducted investigations into highly sensitive allegations of professional misconduct. Sarah was also responsible for defending the adequacy and reasonableness of completed investigations, representing the College at hearings before the Health Professions Review Board of British Columbia and all levels of court. In private practice, Sarah advised clients on various employment litigation and human rights matters. She also worked on investigative reports and disciplinary decisions for the regulatory body responsible for licensing insurance agents and financial advisors in British Columbia. Sarah is experienced at balancing the rights of the complainant and respondent, while ensuring fairness and transparency without compromising the need for confidentiality and privacy.

• Year of Call: British Columbia 2008, Ontario 2018
• LL.B., University of British Columbia
• B.A Hons., McGill University
• Member: Law Society of Ontario, Law Society of British Columbia