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Workplace Investigations Roundup 2018

Rubin Thomlinson LLP


Date: 10 January 2019

Time: 12 Noon – 1PM ET

Duration: 60 min

Join Janice Rubin, Christine Thomlinson, and Cory Boyd for an interactive, hour-long webcast where they will highlight significant workplace investigation cases from 2018.

Learn what you can do, and not do, to approach your human resources decision making with confidence in the year ahead.

In providing this information to participants via webcast, Rubin Thomlinson LLP is not providing legal advice. The purpose of this event is to provide general information only.


Janice Rubin

As co-founder and co-managing partner at Rubin Thomlinson LLP, Janice Rubin brings to the table, not only her skills in employment law, but also her experience in running a successful business. When working with clients, Janice keeps a constant eye on value while solving problems efficiently and practically.

With 20-plus years of experience, Janice is an astute judge and strategic thinker with a knack for cutting right through the complexity to see the essential kernel of the issue. Janice’s approach to helping her clients is pragmatic, creative, and includes a good dose of common sense – an approach she instills in the culture at Rubin Thomlinson LLP.

Honoured as one of Canada’s Best Lawyers, Janice is widely renown for her work representing employers and employees and workplace investigation. She has co-authored two books, Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations along with Partner Christine Thomlinson, and the second edition of Law of Termination. A master communicator and public speaker, Janice is frequently requested by the media to comment on employment law issues. She teaches a variety of educational programs for both lawyers and human resource professionals and has taught courses on employment law at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Christine Thomlinson

Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. Christine understands and is sensitive to the challenges that businesses face. Recognizing that sometimes the law does not fit with a client’s business reality, Christine has a gift for exploring creative solutions, helping her clients to look at issues objectively and explaining things in a way that people understand. With over 20 years of experience, she has become a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals, providing counsel on pursuing employee relationships that support her clients’ business objectives. Christine is renowned for her knowledge, strategic and innovative thinking and ability to provide solutions to challenging workplace issues.

In addition to her depth of expertise in employment law, Christine and Rubin Thomlinson LLP are considered leading authorities in the area of workplace harassment, workplace investigation and workplace reviews. Christine and her colleagues work across the country, and have conducted various high profile investigations/reviews in workplaces such as the CBC, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Their expertise is reflected in the best-selling, Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, written by Christine and her partner, Janice Rubin, as well as in the extensive training curriculum they have developed to enable employers to conduct effective workplace investigations themselves under increasing regulatory scrutiny.

Cory Boyd

Cory Boyd became truly aware of the importance of social justice during a year-long student exchange in Japan after graduating high school. Embraced by a new community despite initially being unable to speak their language, Cory developed a deep appreciation of the importance of being treated as an equal and returned to Canada committed to the protection of human rights.

Since beginning his career, Cory has worked with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and Toronto Community Housing as an in-house investigator and human rights consultant. At Rubin Thomlinson LLP, he continues to apply his analytical skills to conducting workplace investigations and preparing thorough reports. In addition, Cory assists employers in developing systems to ensure compliance with legal and ethical obligations, creating effective workplace policies and procedures and delivering training to staff at all levels on their roles within the process. He also works with clients prior to, or following, a complaint in order to identify individual and systemic issues within the organization and to create a plan to restore the workplace and allow employees to move forward.



10 January 2019