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Christine Thomlinson is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP. With over 20 years of experience, she is a highly accomplished employment lawyer, one of the country’s foremost experts in workplace investigations, and a trusted advisor to senior human resource professionals.

Christine is renowned for her knowledge, strategic and innovative thinking, and ability to provide solutions to challenging, serious workplace issues. Recognizing that sometimes the law does not fit with a client’s business reality, Christine has a gift for exploring creative solutions, and finding the best path forward to restore harmony.

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.

She is frequently called upon to conduct investigations and assessments/reviews, as well as to advise or consult on complex, high-stakes issues pertaining to complaints of workplace harassment and other misconduct. Christine also develops Rubin Thomlinson’s extensive training curriculum, enabling employers to conduct effective workplace investigations themselves under increasing regulatory scrutiny.

Christine can 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.

Christine 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. She also co-authored the definitive textbook Human Resources Guide to Workplace Investigations, now in its second edition.

Location

  • 20 Adelaide Street East, Suite 1104
    Toronto, ON M5C 2T6
    Canada

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Labour and Employment Law

Special Focus

  • Workplace Investigations

Awards:

  • Listed as a leading practitioner in Lexpert
  • In 2012, Rubin Thomlinson was named one of the most successful businesses owned by Canadian women in Profit Magazine’s and Chatelaine’s W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs.
  • Rubin Thomlinson LLP received an honourable mention on Canadian Lawyer magazine's list of Top 10 Employment and Labour Law Boutiques in Canada.

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Think Respect at Work and Harassment Policies can be sidelined during the pandemic? Think again.


Think Respect at Work and Harassment Policies can be sidelined during the pandemic? Think again.

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If someone doesn’t exaggerate, does that make them more credible?


If someone doesn’t exaggerate, does that make them more credible?

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Respect at Work Training – why now?


Respect at Work Training – why now?

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How do I respond to a microaggression?


How do I respond to a microaggression?

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