“Fairness and empathy are the keys to meaningful workplace investigations and effective training. Honesty, growth and conflict-resolution will only occur when everyone feels both acknowledged and respected.”
William Goldbloom is a keen listener with an eye for detail and nuance. A natural people-person, William is interested in exploring workplace culture and helping individuals understand and overcome conflict.
At Rubin Thomlinson, William develops and delivers training sessions that educate clients about their legal obligations in the workplace. William also conducts workplace assessments and investigations to help employers prevent, address and resolve issues related to discrimination, physical, verbal and psychological harassment, violence, poisoned environments and bullying.
Prior to law school, William spent time in a variety of workplaces. In addition to being a board member of a fledgling theatre company and completing his MA, he worked as a community facilitator for people living with acquired brain injuries. While studying at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, William volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada and worked as a student advocate in the criminal law division of Downtown Legal Services. William represented low-income clients before the Ontario Court of Justice, conducted outreach work and trained student volunteers.
William cultivated his interest in the legal effects of workplace dynamics as an employment and labour lawyer at a large international law firm in Toronto, where he was also a summer and articling student. While there, he gained advocacy experience in labour arbitration, wrongful dismissals, disability benefits-related claims and human rights complaints. He was also involved in reviewing employment agreements, drafting workplace policies and conducting workplace investigations. William also worked at this firm as a Legal Project Manager. In this role, he helped with budgeting for legal matters and driving process improvements.
In his spare time, William volunteers with the AIDS Committee of Toronto, and enjoys traveling with his friends and his partner.