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
Can the Senate of Canada fire Pamela Wallin?

Under the Constitution Act, 1867 (the Act), Pamela Wallin was appointed by the Governor General to fill one of six senate seats from Saskatchewan. Under s. 29 of the Act, her appointment is until age 75 unless she is disqualified. Read more

WSIB – Three issues for employers to consider

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Employment contracts should contemplate termination

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Are long-term incentive payments forfeited upon resignation?

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Navigating workplace harassment complaints

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Special damages in wrongful dismissal cases

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General damages under the Ontario Human Rights Code

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Legal trends in human resource management

Your staff is your greatest source for strategic advantage against your competitors. Read more

The importance of understanding your clients

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Family status accommodations – when babies need tending and parents need mending

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Employment laws – do they apply when your employees travel?

Geographical barriers don’t exist in today’s business world. But when your employees travel outside Ontario for work, have you considered which employment laws apply? And if this is on a regular basis, you may be on the hook for extra pay. Read more

Code of conduct can protect employer's reputation

While some believe limiting a person’s right to comment on an employer in their private time amounts to a violation of f... Read more

The truth about workplace investigations

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Employment law changes, rules and exceptions that matter

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Lessons from a recent court ruling on terminating a disabled employee

Recent court ruling: Terminating a disabled employee can lead to human rights damages that are MUCH greater than those for wrongful dismissal Read more

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