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

Navigating employment law waters: unpaid internships

Did you know that many so-called unpaid interns are really employees who are entitled to be paid? In Ontario, there is no law which permits an employer to unilaterally designate a person as an unpaid intern. Certain trainees and students however can be hired as unpaid interns. Read more

The cost of litigating a wrongful dismissal action

The MacLeod Law Firm recently settled a wrongful dismissal case for a client. There are lessons for employers to learn from this case. Read more

Lessons to be learned from human rights odyssey

By Doug MacLeod A recent human rights cas... Read more

Severance decision "not earth shattering," says MacLeod

The Issue: In a judgment released recently, Ontario’s Court of Appeal was asked to decide whether an employee can collect termination pay from an employer at the same time he is earning income from a new employer. Read Judgment Read more

Discrimination in the workplace: three scenarios

Ontario employers must comply with the Human Rights Code (the Code) which prohibits discrimination in employment on 14 grounds including: race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, or disability. (a Prohibited Ground) Read more

Employers need social media policy: MacLeod

Employers need a social media policy for their workers, says Toronto employment lawyer Read more