Doug MacLeod

Doug MacLeod
MacLeod Law Firm
Employment & Labour

Principal of MacLeod Law Firm, a Toronto labour and employment law firm, Doug MacLeod provides strategic employment law advice and representation on all aspects of the employee/employer relationship.

Called to the Ontario Bar in 1989, Mr. MacLeod focuses on the areas of wrongful dismissal, employee terminations, severance packages, employment contracts, compliance with statutory requirements including employment standards, human rights, and occupational heath & safety legislation, human resource policy development, dealing with human rights complaints, workplace safety, and responding to union organizing activity.

Mr. MacLeod received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University in 1987 and an Honours Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business from the University of Western Ontario in 1983.

A frequent speaker to associations and professional groups, Mr. MacLeod regularly publishes articles on all aspects of employment law and has taught the Law Society of Ontario’s continuing personal development course.

Doug MacLeod In The News
MacLeod Law redesigns website to better serve clients

MacLeod Law Firm has redesigned its website to better reflect its open and responsive approach to employees and employers, says its principal, Doug MacLeod . The Toronto ... Read more

Temporary layoff update: can an employee refuse a recall?

By Doug MacLeod Contrary to popular belief, a temporary layoff usually constitutes a wrongful dismissal which requires an employer to pay the laid-off employee ... Read more

Legislative changes heighten occupational health and safety issues

Health and safety are becoming more prominent concerns for employers, regardless of the types of workplaces they operate, Toronto employment lawyer  Doug MacLeod tells  ... Read more

Wrongful dismissal: recent case law increases legal uncertainty

By Doug MacLeod Recently, it has become increasingly difficult for employment lawyers to assess an employer’s potential legal liability in connection with an ... Read more

Will changed workplace laws increase competitiveness?

By Doug MacLeod “We’ve heard loud and clear from businesses across Ontario that job growth starts with cutting the burdensome, job-killing red tape that is ... Read more

MacLeod LLP helps employers train harassment investigators

Employers can save time and money by training an internal investigator to handle harassment complaints, says Toronto employment lawyer  Doug MacLeod , who has teamed up ... Read more

How important are the deadlines in your severance package?

By Doug MacLeod You are terminated from your job and your employer offers you a severance package. They give you one week to sign the offer and ask that you sign a full ... Read more

Employment legislation switch leaves lawyers, HR consultants scrambling

Employment law in Ontario has become more politicized than ever following the passage of recent legislation, Toronto employment lawyer  Doug MacLeod     tells  ... Read more

Valuing employee pensions in wrongful dismissal cases

By Doug MacLeod A long service, older worker is terminated. Under the terms of the individual’s pension plan, the employer is not permitted to continue his ... Read more

Fixed-fee services becoming more attractive to clients

Fixed-fee services provide a range of options that an employer would not necessarily get by hiring counsel on an hourly basis, and this can help prevent potential legal ... Read more

Cannabis legalization: behind the smoke and mirrors

By Doug MacLeod Whether you’ve been looking forward to October 17, 2018 or whether you’ve been dreading it, the legalization of recreational cannabis in ... Read more

Cannabis-related human rights claims on the horizon

Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod  tells  Law Times   it’s likely the courts will see more human rights challenges related to claims an employer failed ... Read more

MacLeod Law Firm adds new associate

Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod  tells  that an increase in the firm’s caseload and a growing clientele has made it necessary for him ... Read more

A benefit of working past 65: employee benefits must continue

By Doug MacLeod A recent human rights decision may result in Ontario employers paying higher premiums for group employee benefit plans. The employee was a secondary ... Read more

Employment law update: mid-year report

By Doug MacLeod In this blog, as we enter the dog days of summer, I will review five current trends and developments in Ontario’s employment laws. 1. A new ... Read more

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