Founding partners, Janice Rubin and Christine Thomlinson bring over 20 years experience solving workplace legal issues and disputes.

At Rubin Thomlinson LLP, we believe representing both employers and employees prepares us to provide better advice to our clients. We understand both sides of the table, therefore our workplace solutions are practical and effective.

Principles we live by:

- Innovative solutions to workplace problems
- Alternative dispute resolution to save the time and expense of going to court
- If court is required, expertise and experience
- Long-standing client relationships
- Deep knowledge of our clients thereby providing better service


What we do:
- Professional and expert advice on employment and human rights law
- Education and training: sharing our expertise with clients and others to deal proactively with employment law issues
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Legal services as third party neutrals: mediators and workplace investigators

Our Commitment to Clients:
- A rewarding long-term relationship
- Lawyers who are knowledgeable and skilled
- Practical and effective solutions
- Proactive legal advice

Innovation:
Our clients include companies on the Report on Business Top 100 Employer List. These employers strive for excellence in human resource practice. They have found the RT approach to solving workplace problems highly complementary.

Community:
Rubin Thomlinson LLP is committed to the community it serves. Our philanthropy is focused on charitable causes whose work is critical to the long-term well-being of our city, our province and our country. RT supports The Canadian Women's Foundation, Frontier College, Free the Children, and Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth. 

Main Location

20 Adelaide Street East, Suite 1104
Toronto, ON M5C 2T6
Phone: 416-847-1814
2 offices

Firm Attorneys

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Janice Rubin Janice Rubin Rubin Thomlinson LLP
Practicing in: Labour and Employment Law
Practicing in: Labour and Employment Law
Christine M. Thomlinson Christine M. Thomlinson Rubin Thomlinson LLP
Practicing in: Labour and Employment Law
Practicing in: Labour and Employment Law

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    Client Comments

    "Janice has dedicated herself to a specific practice and in doing so is exceptional in that area. She brings common sense to bear in what can be very charged litigious matters."
    - David Bowker
    K-G Packaging Inc.
    "There is good reason that Janice Rubin is listed in the Best Lawyers referral guide - she is one. Janice is a professional who not only provides her clients with excellent legal advice but ensures that it is mixed with practicality. She creates a partnership such that she takes time to understand her client's employment law requirements so that her advice is relevant to her client's situation. In addition, she ensures that they are kept current on this changing field. She is responsive, competent, and a pleasure to work with. In short, we are fortunate to have Janice as our Employment Law Counsel."
    - David Bowker
    K-G Packaging Inc.
    "Janice Rubin is an exceptional employment lawyer. She is both proactive and responsive. Janice goes out of her way to keep us informed of changes in the employment law environment, and responds to our requests for guidance and support in a timely manner that is second to none. Janice has ensured that she has sufficient understanding of our business and our culture. As a result, she can apply her knowledge and experience in an appropriate relative context, helping us to explore all potential options. Janice has also compiled a great team of lawyers capable of supporting our needs on any topic related to the employment relationship. We highly recommend Janice and her team to anyone in search of employment law counsel."
    - Robert Canuel
    Hallmark Canada
    "I highly recommend Janice Rubin. She is a very experienced practitioner in the Employment Law field and she brings the perfect balance of legal expertise and business sense when faced with the difficult situations in which we would engage her. In particular, Janice is extremely valuable in assisting with workplace harassment issues, be they training or those unfortunate situations that call for an investigation. In addition to her own skills, Janice is also surrounded by several impressive colleagues and her firm can always be relied upon to give practical and timely advice."
    "Janice has dedicated herself to a specific practice and in doing so is exceptional in that area. She brings common sense to bear in what can be very charged litigious matters."
    - David Bowker
    K-G Packaging Inc.
    "There is good reason that Janice Rubin is listed in the Best Lawyers referral guide - she is one. Janice is a professional who not only provides her clients with excellent legal advice but ensures that it is mixed with practicality. She creates a partnership such that she takes time to understand her client's employment law requirements so that her advice is relevant to her client's situation. In addition, she ensures that they are kept current on this changing field. She is responsive, competent, and a pleasure to work with. In short, we are fortunate to have Janice as our Employment Law Counsel."
    - David Bowker
    K-G Packaging Inc.
    "Janice Rubin is an exceptional employment lawyer. She is both proactive and responsive. Janice goes out of her way to keep us informed of changes in the employment law environment, and responds to our requests for guidance and support in a timely manner that is second to none. Janice has ensured that she has sufficient understanding of our business and our culture. As a result, she can apply her knowledge and experience in an appropriate relative context, helping us to explore all potential options. Janice has also compiled a great team of lawyers capable of supporting our needs on any topic related to the employment relationship. We highly recommend Janice and her team to anyone in search of employment law counsel."
    - Robert Canuel
    Hallmark Canada
    "I highly recommend Janice Rubin. She is a very experienced practitioner in the Employment Law field and she brings the perfect balance of legal expertise and business sense when faced with the difficult situations in which we would engage her. In particular, Janice is extremely valuable in assisting with workplace harassment issues, be they training or those unfortunate situations that call for an investigation. In addition to her own skills, Janice is also surrounded by several impressive colleagues and her firm can always be relied upon to give practical and timely advice."

    Rubin Thomlinson LLP

    Main Location

    20 Adelaide Street East, Suite 1104
    Toronto, ON M5C 2T6
    Phone: 416-847-1814
    2 offices

    Personnel

    Partners: 4
    Associates: 9
    Non-Legal Employees: 6

    Practice Areas

    Labour and Employment Law