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

Legal trends in human resource management

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

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

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

Employment reforms could overwhelm small businesses

Several recommendations outlined in a recent report aimed at reforming the province’s Emplo... Read more

Cases should hit home for employers monitoring emails

Two recent court decisions should resonate with employers who monitor employee Internet and... Read more