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
Office party conduct may have lasting impact

An employee’s behaviour at an office holiday party can impact how they are viewed in a boss’s eyes, Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod  says in Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Government introduces legislation to create a provincial pension plan

By Doug MacLeod . On Dec. 8, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 56, which, if passed into law, will be called the Ontario Pension Plan Act, 2014. Read more

Constructive dismissal update: 2014 decisions

By Doug MacLeod . I am often asked whether a change in employment (or more than one change) is a constructive dismissal. If so, the employee can quit and claim damages for pay in lieu of notice of termination. If not, the person receives no damages. It is an all or nothing proposition. And that is why employment lawyers do not like answering this question. Read more

Human rights update

By Doug MacLeod . Read more

Termination upheld for firefighter axed over sexist tweets

A recent labour arbitration decision – one of Canada’s first Twitter firing cases – expands the reach of employee off-duty conduct by extending a branch of a well-known legal test for justifying termination, a move that may raise difficult questions in future cases, says Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod . Toronto Sun Read more

Occupational health and safety update

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Ontario government announces new employer laws

By Doug MacLeod Important upd... Read more

Mandate outlined by CBC raises legal questions

The terms of reference assigned to a lawyer appointed by the CBC to lead an investigation in the wake of the Jian Ghomes... Read more

Workshop to discuss managing disabled employees

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Do employers have a duty to probe a human rights complaint where discrimination isn't found?

 By Doug MacLeod

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Ignoring the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal is a very bad idea

By Doug MacLeod

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Terminating an employee: Consult before you act

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