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

Ignorance of law no defence under Ontario's accessibility law

Failure to comply with accessibility laws could result in fines for employers, even though in some cases, n... Read more

Drawing the line between personal, corporate online presence

Posting harmful information related to your employer online is a shortsighted move that can end in termination, Toronto... Read more

Small claims limit increase big reason for more cases

The increased limit that someone can seek in small claims court has been a big reason for the growth in case numbers, To... Read more

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