Employment Law

Rubin Thomlinson team of lawyers in Toronto employment law office

If employment law seems complex, that’s because it is.  Employment law governs the relationship that exists between an employer and its employees. For employers, this means satisfying their legal obligations to their employees. For employees, this means understanding their rights and entitlements.  When there’s disagreement over the details, even things that once seemed clear can become confusing.

That’s where Rubin Thomlinson can help. We’re not only experts in employment law and workplace human rights, we’re business people who have experienced both sides of the employee/employer relationship. Whether you are a large or small employer, or an employee, senior executive or otherwise, our team of employment lawyers will start by taking the time to listen to the issues and learn your desired outcome. We’ll then walk you through the legal process and get you to your goal.

Sound simple? It’s not – but we have some of the most experienced, strategic and thoughtful employment lawyers in Toronto. We have a diverse client base which helps us do what we do well. Over the years we have provided counsel to large, international employers; mid-sized businesses; small, family-owned enterprises; Canadian subsidiaries; executives; and mid-level employees. Helping clients overcome their legal challenges and tailoring a solution to their individual needs is what we do best.

The Types of Problems We Help Our Clients Solve

Rubin Thomlinson has a track record that includes achieving successful outcomes for clients both large and small.

We’ve been recognized as being the best in our field by: Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory,  Best Lawyers in CanadaMartindale-HubbellCanadian Who’s WhoCanadian Lawyer Magazine, the Chambers Canada Guide and the Profit W100 List of Top Female Entrepreneurs

Our team of experts offer legal counsel and services on a wide range of employment law and workplace human rights issues, including:

  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Employment Litigation
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Harassment
  • Termination of Employment
  • Severance Packages
  • Executive Compensation and Contracts
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restrictions
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Issues
  • Attendance Management
  • Workplace Accommodation
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Employment Standards and Employment Contracts
  • Policy and Manual Development and Implementation
  • Workplace Human Rights
  • Asset and Share Purchases
  • Restructuring and Change Management
  • Bonus, Equity and Other Compensation Arrangements
  • Start-up Business Concerns
  • Mediation and Workplace Restoration
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Compliance

Learn more about our specific areas of expertise or contact us to discuss how we can work with you.