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 Posts

Unpredictable decisions make it difficult to give sound advice

A pair of Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decisions show why it is sometimes difficult to advise employers and employees o... Read more

SCC ruling reduces wrongful dismissal court costs

Fallout from a Supreme Court of Canada decision will see easier and faster applications for summary judgments, Read more

Tips for corporations doing business in Ontario

Businesses planning to set up shop in Ontario must take note of employment laws in the province, and understand that imp... Read more

Decision underlines difficulty of justifying random testing

A recent decision from an Alberta Arbitration Board reinforces the conventional wisdom that it is extremely difficult fo... Read more

Fixed schedule ruling unlikely to open floodgates

It’s unlikely a Federal Court of Appeal decision siding with a Pearson airport customs officer who was deni... Read more