Client Testimonials

Victoria Sopik, President - Kids and Company

“Rubin Thomlinson’s expert counsel and training services have been invaluable in supporting us in our expansion to 50 corporate daycare centres across the country. As our work environments continue to grow in number, diversity and complexity, I know that with their help, we’ll be able to handle any challenges that may arise.”

Jacoline Loewen, Managing Director - Loewen & Partners

“I highly recommend Rubin Thomlinson. They gave us warm and supportive advice during a stressful time. We had not seen many of the issues and pitfalls but were able to manage the situation, saving us a lengthy lawsuit with a costly payment. We appreciated the lawyers’ calm and sensible words, as well as their good humour.”

Director of HR, Employee Relations - National Retailer

“We have been working with Rubin Thomlinson pretty much since their firm was founded. They were referred to us by the employment lawyer that we had been working with for many years and who was moving on to other areas of law practice.

We are glad we took his advice. RT has provided us with excellent advice and support. They are both proactive and responsive. They have made a point of getting to understand the nature of our business and our culture. As a result, they are able to provide us with advice and recommendations that not only help us to ensure legal compliance, but are also able to help apply solutions in the context of the specific situation. They have taken the time to attend at our location on occasion to update Human Resources and management on recent trends and/or legislative issues. Rubin Thomlinson keeps us informed of changes in the employment law environment, and responds to our requests for guidance and support in a timely manner.”

Senior Executive, Employee Client

“Rubin Thomlinson provided an outstanding level of pragmatic, expert legal advice and support during my transition. This can be a challenging time, and Rubin Thomlinson’s deep knowledge of employment law and negotiation skills helped me to achieve the best possible agreement and move on to an exciting new future.”

In-House Counsel, Employer Client

“We value Rubin Thomlinson’s advice and consider them a part of our team when resolving employment issues. The high level of support and understanding of our business is critical to our success and the reason we continue to partner with them.”

Senior Executive, Employer Client

“We have been working with Rubin Thomlinson for a number years. We have always found their advice to be sound, proactive, and efficient. We can rely on them to provide us with legal guidance that is not only sound and up-to-date but compassionate as well. They have never let us down and are a great pleasure to work with. I can recommend them without reservation.”

Vice-President, Human Resources

“Rubin Thomlinson is the ‘go-to’ source for insights and consultation on complex workplace and human rights issues. When I was National HR Director at KPMG, we leveraged the expertise at RT to develop a ‘Respect at Work’ policy that not only adhered to the various provincial requirements, but also ensured we were poised to educate stakeholders, mitigate risk, and most importantly, create a workplace of inclusion and respect.

The issues and dynamics that show up in today’s workplace are as diverse and complex as the society we live in. We feel confident and equipped to deal with those complexities because our employee relations team is trained by Rubin Thomlinson in current workplace investigation techniques and employment law trends — RT is the ‘go-to’ resource for employment law for Canadian HR professionals.”

Josef K., Employee Client

“In his foreword to the first edition of ‘For Better or For Worse, A Practical Guide to Canadian Employment Law’ co-authored by the late Mr. Justice Randall Scott Echlin and Christine Thomlinson, the Honourable Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci wrote “What is morally correct or fair should be the goal for which to strive in work relationships rather than the pursuit of the legal minimum which is dictated by the circumstances.” As a lone individual who found himself in the position of having to deal with a corporate entity and their legal counsel in regard to an employment issue, the value of having Christine Thomlinson and the team at Rubin Thomlinson in my corner advocating on my behalf was (to use a popular advertising slogan) ‘priceless’. They championed my cause, always representing the goal of what was morally correct or fair. I highly recommend Rubin Thomlinson to anyone who finds themselves in such circumstances and in need of someone who will fight for you.”

President & CEO, IT Company

“As a newly appointed CEO of a small cap, publicly traded company, I needed independent advice on employment law to facilitate a restructuring. I had used Rubin Thomlinson personally, so approached them for my corporate needs. Rubin Thomlinson provided excellent service and assistance in managing several very difficult HR issues. I highly value the advice I received from them. It was practical, constructive and comprehensive. Rubin Thomlinson was a trusted partner in my strategic business decisions and my confidence in their case management allowed me to concentrate on moving the business forward. I would recommend their services without reservation.”

Director, Employee Client

“After the loss of my job in a corporate downsizing, I was referred to Janice Rubin. Having worked for a law firm for many years, my expectations were high – Janice and her team far surpassed them. This results-oriented team was extremely knowledgeable, professional, warm and empathetic, ensuring an immediate plan was in place that was in my best interest. The loss of a job can be devastating but it was Janice who provided advice and guidance giving me the confidence going forward.”

Employee Client

“I had the unfortunate luck of dealing with a job loss, but after working with Rubin Thomlinson once before, I knew that I would be in good hands if and when your services were needed.

Parisa Nikfarjam worked with me and handled my issues with great professionalism. She was efficient and provided me with clear direction and expectations where required. She also maintained a positive attitude at times when I was in doubt. Parisa used a collaborative negotiation approach to resolve my matter quickly with my former employer. Most importantly, we achieved the outcome that I wanted. I have no uncertainties that would linger or distract, allowing me to move forward with my career.

I am confident in Parisa and am pleased and grateful to have worked with her. Should anyone go through a similar crisis in their career, I highly recommend Parisa and RT. Thank-you again for coming through for me.”