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Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

Our Firm

About Us

Founded in 2003, Rubin Thomlinson LLP is a Canadian law firm focused solely on workplace and institutional investigations and assessments, tactical training for HR professionals, and consulting. Our firm’s expertise in investigations, workplace harassment and misconduct is diverse and decades deep – giving us unique insight into these serious and high-stakes situations. Rubin Thomlinson has a national presence, with practitioners working in every sector across Canada.

Rubin Thomlinson Workplace Training and Consulting Inc., a related venture, coaches employers and institutions to support their internal harassment and human rights policies and practices. RT Training and Consulting Inc. offers training for HR professionals, managers and internal counsel in workplace investigations and workplace human rights. Training sessions are open to the public, or, can be brought in-house and tailored to a workplace or an institution’s specific challenges and training needs.

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Our Managing Partners

Janice Rubin, B.A., LL.B., and Christine Thomlinson, B.A., LL.B., are highly accomplished employment lawyers, as well as two of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations. In addition to being frequently retained as investigators, they are often called on for their penetrating insight into employment law and workplace-related issues. Together, they authored the definitive textbook Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, now in its second edition.

Janice Rubin has been awarded Lexpert’s Zenith award, the National HR Awards’ Employment Lawyer of the Year award, and the Chambers and Partners award for Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion. She is listed in Canadian Who’s Who and Lexpert’s Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Ms. Rubin has published numerous articles on employment law, taught employment law at Osgoode Law School, and co-authored A Practical Guide to the Law of Termination in Ontario, Second Edition.

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Christine Thomlinson can also regularly be found on Lexpert’s Best Lawyers and Leading Practitioners lists in Canada, Lexpert’s Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and was awarded the Lexpert Zenith award for her contribution to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Ms. Thomlinson is renowned for her seminal work on employment law, For Better or For Worse: A Practical Guide to Canadian Employment Law. Co-authored with the late Mr. Justice Randall Scott Echlin, and currently in its third edition, the text is an essential resource for human resource professionals and students across Canada.

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Accolades

Rubin Thomlinson LLP was named the 2019 Labour & Employment Law Boutique of the Year by the Canadian HR Awards, and one of the Top 10 Labour & Employment Law Boutique Firms in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine in both 2016/17 and 2018/19.


In the Community

It is our pleasure to contribute to the community in which we’re privileged to live and work.

As a firm, we support four charitable organizations that serve the wellbeing of our city, our province and our country:


Publications

Click here to purchase your copy of Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, Second Edition, a must-have practical guide to workplace investigations, written by Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson.