Janice Rubin is co-founder and co-managing partner of Rubin Thomlinson LLP and is considered one of the country’s
foremost experts on employment law.
Rubin Thomlinson LLP is a Toronto-based law firm focused on providing optimal legal solutions to challenging workplace issues to employer and employee clients. The firm provides expert counsel on all legal issues pertaining to the workplace such as hiring, retaining and terminating employees, disability accommodation, performance management and employment contracts. The firm’s clients are amongst Canada’s leading corporations and employers
While recognized for her depth of expertise in all areas of employment law, Janice and her firm are considered leading authorities in the area of workplace harassment, workplace investigations and reviews. Janice and her colleagues work across the country, and have conducted various high profile investigations and reviews including: the CBC investigation regarding a former radio host; the Canadian Olympic Committee review following a complaint filed by an employee against the former President; and the review of the harassment and discrimination-free workplace policy and the respectful workplace program for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
In 2015, Janice received the Employment Lawyer of the Year Award as a result of her work on the CBC investigation. She was also nominated for Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in 2015. In 2016, Rubin Thomlinson was recognized as one of the top employment law boutiques in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine.
In 2007, together with partner Christine Thomlinson, Janice co-authored Human Resources Guide to Workplace
Investigations, published by Canada Law Book. In 2010 Janice co-authored the
second edition of Law of Termination in Ontario. She has also published numerous articles on
employment law. She is a regular contributor to legal education programs for
lawyers, and has taught employment law at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is frequently interviewed by the media on
matters related to the workplace,
and has participated in webinars for the Conference Board of Canada and the
Women’s Executive Network.
Also active in her community, Janice is the former chair of the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s “Women Moving Women” campaign, which is a national economic development initiative to help women living in poverty in Canada. Janice graduated from the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1991. She graduated from Harvard University’s Basic and Advanced Negotiation Skills program in 1997 and the CDR Associates mediation course in 1998.