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Marty is a graduate of Queen’s University (B.A.H. in Political Studies) and the University of Windsor (LL.B.). He received multiple academic awards from Queen’s University and Upper Canada College. He was the recipient of the 2008 Gavel Award from the University of Windsor for the best-written judgment of a student judge presiding over the Law 1 moots. He also participated in the Laskin Moot competition, where he presented his arguments in French.
Marty spent several summers working at Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF) and articled with the firm from 2009-2010. As an articling student, Marty was involved with many Small Claims and Superior Court matters. He has attended at examinations for discovery, settlement conferences and trials. Marty has also appeared before masters and Superior Court judges on various motions and other matters and has also attended at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Marty was called to the bar in 2010 and currently practises in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law and human rights law.
While attending law school, Marty volunteered at Community Legal Aid at the University of Windsor and Pro Bono Students Canada. He is an avid tennis player, enjoys watching and umpiring baseball, and has travelled extensively in Europe.
- “Marty R and Stuart C. were able to help us with a challenging personal and business crisis. We are grateful for their professionalism and kindness (and that of their support staff). I would recommend their services to anyone facing an analogous situation. Thank you, gentlemen”.— Jonathan S.
- “We have worked with Marty R. regarding several different employment matters over the years. His work is thorough and he has guided us through difficult business decisions. We have also worked with Justin W. and Florendo L. and are pleased with the service they provide us. Highly recommended!”. — Raj Suppiah.
- “I work with Marty often and he is always very quick to get back to me and is excellent at taking the time to fully detail all scenarios and suggestions. The level of professionalism is exceptional and if Marty is unavailable, there is always another team member willing to assist.” — Brandilee Maxwell
Chatoor v. Xerox Global Services, 2011 HRTO 2232 (CanLII), which addressed an employer’s objection to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s jurisdiction to adjudicate a complaint;
Ruremesha v. Travelers Guarantee Company of Canada et al, 2012 HRTO 1044 (CanLii) in which the Tribunal decided that a full hearing would be required to address all issues raised in the Application, and
Koenig v. University of Toronto, 2012 HRTO 1098 (CanLII), which was a reconsideration decision of the Tribunal with respect to allegations of discrimination based on citizenship.
Marty recently acted as counsel in the following reported decisions:
Personal Emergency Leave for All Workers - June 8, 2017 by Ministry of Labour
Doug Ford V. Bill Blair Defamation Interview With Marty Rabinovitch
In this video, Marty Rabinovitch a lawyer and litigator with Devry Smith Frank LLP discusses the defamation matter between Toronto councilor Doug Ford and Police Chief Bill Blair on Global News with Leslie Roberts. The matter came up when Doug Ford suggested that Bill Blair leaked information about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Bill Blair called that defamation and was considering taking the councilor to court or defamation. In this interview Marty talk about how most defamation cases are handled and talks about the root causes of most defamation claims. He also provides his opinion on how he thinks this case will settle. For more information, please watch the video.
Employees with Disabilities: Employee Rights in the Workplace
In this video, Toronto employment lawyer Marty Rabinovitch talks about employees with disabilities and their rights in the workplace during his interview with Joe Terceira at the Real Estate 101 Show in Toronto. Marty discusses what the rights are of an employee that has a disability. An employee with a disability has the right to have that disability accommodated by their employer. An employer is not permitted to discriminate or treat that employee differently because of that disability. Examples are: A disability could be physical such as a back injury which prevents the employee from doing heavy lifting. A disability could also be a mental or developmental disorder and that could also include a learning disability. He reviews what an employee should reveal to the employer and the obligations of the employer once revealed. Watch the video to learn more.
Human Rights Claims and Discrimination in the Workplace
In A Human rights claim is an action brought by someone who believes that they have been discriminated against on the basis of one or more of the grounds that has been set out by the human rights legislation, according to Toronto employment lawyer Marty Rabinovitch in this Real Estate 101 episode with real estate agent Joe Terceira. In this video, Marty defines and establishes an understanding of human rights claims and the laws that exist to protect those who are discriminated against in the work place based on personal characteristics like age, gender, religion, ethnicity and disability. Marty also breaks down steps that one must take in order to make a claim in Ontario and on a Federal level.
HR/Employment Seminar - April 1, 2020
HR/Employment Seminar - October 30, 2019
HR/Employment Seminar - March 27, 2019
HR/Employment Seminar - September 13, 2018
HR/Employment Seminar - August 25, 2018
HR/Employment Seminar - October 26, 2017
HR/Employment Seminar - October 13, 2016
Update on the Enforceability of Termination Clauses: Oudin v. Centre Francophone de Toronto
HR/Employment Seminar - June 2, 2016
Case Law Update: Key 2015 Cases
Sex, Drugs and Employment law
Recent Case Law of Mental Illness Accommodation In The Workplace
At Devry Smith Frank LLP's Human Resource Seminar, Toronto employment lawyer Marty Rabinovitch covers recent case law of mental illness accommodation in the workplace. Rabinovitch covers all of these important cases and more regarding accommodation of mental illness in the workplace highlighting disability, duties of employees and employers, dangerous employees as well as termination.