Doug MacLeod

Doug MacLeod
MacLeod Law Firm
Principal
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
What questions are off-limits when it comes to background checks?

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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

How best to enforce a non-solicitation clause

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Employment law risks for non-profit boards

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What is just cause for dismissal?

“Just cause” is a legal term that means a non-union employer is justified in terminating an employee without any notice of termination at common law. Read more

Five issues to consider when complying with the AODA

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