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Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

Zoë Roberts

B.A. Hons., J.D.

Workplace Investigator & Trainer

About Zoë Roberts

A focused, diligent, and detail-oriented lawyer, Zoë is also an engaged and empathetic person who recognizes the outsized impact that workplace environments can have on an individual’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. She is passionate about equity, transparency, inclusivity, civility, and compassion in workplaces, and is drawn to investigative work because she believes in its ability to have long-lasting, positive impacts on both institutions and individuals.

Before joining Rubin Thomlinson, Zoë worked as an associate lawyer at an Employment Firm, where she represented plaintiffs in wrongful dismissal files, assisted senior counsel with applications to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario regarding discrimination based on creed and sexual harassment in the workplace, and provided advice and guidance to employers regarding employment standards, workplace policies, and accommodation in the workplace pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code. Zoë began her legal career with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, where she gained a broad scope of experience in civil litigation, statutory interpretation, legislative drafting, and courtroom advocacy.

Expertise & Services

As a workplace investigation and training lawyer, Zoë investigates complaints of discrimination, harassment, poisoned work environments, human rights violations, and other workplace offences.  Zoë is available to help organizations proactively identify and curb dysfunction through workplace assessments and reviews, and she can provide organizations with investigation and human rights training.

Background

Zoë brings educational experience from all across Canada, having completed her honours undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Development Studies at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and her law degree at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.  Zoë’s professional experience spans the globe, having worked as a visiting lawyer at the Legal Resources Centre in Grahamstown, South Africa, as part of the Canadian Bar Association’s Young Lawyers International Program.

  • Called to the Bar of Ontario
  • Called to the Bar of Nova Scotia
  • J.D., University of Victoria
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, Dalhousie University