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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 prominent Canadian law firm focused solely on workplace and institutional investigations and assessments, tactical training for HR professionals, workplace restoration, and consulting. With two decades of experience, our firm’s expertise in workplace investigations involving harassment and misconduct of all kinds, as well as in conducting workplace assessments, is diverse and decades deep. Servicing in English and French, our team of legally trained investigators work nation-wide to provide unique and valuable insight into these serious and high-stakes situations.

Rubin Thomlinson Workplace Training Inc., a related venture, coaches employees, employers, and institutions to support their internal harassment and human rights policies and practices. RT Workplace Training 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.

Fondé en 2003, Rubin Thomlinson LLP est un cabinet d’avocats canadien de renom spécialisé dans les enquêtes et évaluations en milieu de travail ou institutionnels, la formation tactique des professionnels des ressources humaines, le rétablissement du milieu de travail et la consultation. En affaires depuis plus de vingt ans, notre cabinet s’est bâti une réputation impressionnante du fait de l’expérience qu’il a développé en menant des enquêtes impliquant du harcèlement et autres inconduites en milieu de travail ainsi qu’en réalisant des évaluations du milieu de travail. Offrant des services bilingues, notre équipe d’enquêteurs professionnels du droit travaille d’un océan à l’autre pour vous fournir des perspectives uniques et personnalisées dans le cadre d’enjeux sérieux et à risque élevé.

Rubin Thomlinson Workplace Training Inc., une entreprise connexe, aide les employés, les employeurs et les institutions à développer, comprendre et mettre en œuvre leurs politiques et pratiques internes en matière de harcèlement et de droits de la personne. RT Workplace Training Inc. offre notamment des formations sur les enquêtes en milieu de travail et les droits de la personne aux professionnels des ressources humaines, gestionnaires et conseillers juridiques internes. Les séances de formation sont offertes au public, mais peuvent aussi être dispensées sur place et être personnalisées aux défis et besoins de formation particuliers d’un milieu de travail ou d’une institution.

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RT's Partners

Janice Rubin, Christine Thomlinson, and Cory Boyd are highly accomplished workplace and institutional investigators. They have a passion for and dedication to helping organizations create and/or restore healthy workplaces, and are amongst the country’s most sought after authorities called upon to conduct workplace investigations, assessments, and related training. What began as an employment law practice founded in 2003, has evolved over the course of two decades into a practice now dedicated solely to workplace investigation and training work. In addition to being frequently retained as investigators, Janice, Christine, and Cory are often called on for their insight and guidance in workplace-related issues, including discrimination, bullying, harassment, human rights-issues, microaggressions, and an array of misconduct. Together, the partners have established a reputable practice premised on fairness, thoroughness, timeliness, and confidentiality, making RT the esteemed authority it is today.

Janice Rubin, Co-founder and Co-managing Partner, is a sharp and strategic thinker with a deep resolve for dissecting complex issues. At RT, Janice focuses primarily on our investigation and assessment practice, acting as a third-party neutral investigator, often times for large institutions and organizations, including post-secondary institutions and municipal entities. She is recognized by Best Lawyers, has received the Lexpert Zenith Award, the National HR Awards’ Employment Lawyer of the Year award, the Chambers and Partners awards for Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion, and is repeatedly named in Canadian Who’s Who and Lexpert’s Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Janice has also published numerous articles on employment law, taught employment law at Osgoode Hall Law School, and co-authored A Practical Guide to the Law of Termination in Ontario, Second Edition. As a trusted authority, she is often called upon to provide commentary on practice developments and key movements in society affecting the workplace, and is invited to speak at seminars and presentations on workplace-related issues.

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Christine Thomlinson, Co-founder and Co-managing Partner, is analytical and innovative, with an ability to find creative solutions to best restore workplace harmony. In addition to conducting investigations and assessments, Christine spearheads and develops RT’s training practice and extensive training curriculum, delivering courses and sessions, both virtually and in-person, to a wide range of clientele. Christine can also regularly be found on Lexpert’s Best Lawyers and appears in Lexpert directories, including the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. She was awarded the Lexpert Zenith Award for her contributions to Diversity and Inclusion in the legal profession. Christine is also renowned for her seminal text on employment law, which she co-authored with the late Mr. Justice Randall Scott Echlin. The text, For Better or For Worse: A Practical Guide to Canadian Employment Law, is currently in its third edition and is an essential resource for human resource professionals and students across Canada.

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Cory Boyd, Co-managing Partner, is a fair and thorough workplace investigator, assessor, and trainer, passionate about finding solutions to workplace issues that best suit each client’s unique workplace culture. With a strong background in human rights and organizational capacity-building, Cory approaches his work with an openness and keen sense of respect for all parties and participants involved. At RT, in addition to conducting his own investigations and overseeing large assessment projects, as Co-managing Partner, he also assists and mentors the team’s investigators. In this role, Cory regularly connects with the team’s workplace investigators, remains apprised of their projects, and acts as a guiding authority for the team, providing high-level advice and support as needed. Moreover, as a trusted authority on addressing workplace issues, Cory often presents at conferences and writes on workplace investigations, bullying and harassment, and human rights developments.

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Rubin Thomlinson LLP is continuously recognized by Best Lawyers  in their The Best Lawyers in Canada™ list, was named the 2019 Labour & Employment Law Boutique of the Year by the Canadian HR Awards, and has been named as one of the Top Labour & Employment Law Boutique Firms in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine for 2016/17, 2018/19, and 2024/25.

Canadian Lawyers Top Labour and Employment Firm

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 are proud to support the following charitable organizations (to name a few):


In 2006, Christine and Janice co-authored the definitive textbook, Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations. Now in its second edition, the text continues to serve as a seminal, educational resource for professionals as well as students in the field. 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.