John K. Donkor, sole practitioner with the Toronto firm Donkor Employment & Labour Law, represents both employers and employees, conducts workplace investigations, and assists with human rights claims.
He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in political science from Western University in 2001 and earned his Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University in 2005. Mr. Donkor was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006.
He assists employers — including entrepreneurs, in-house counsel, human resource personnel, and senior management teams — with occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, employment contracts, employee handbooks, contractual agreements, employee discipline and termination, and employment-related litigation.
Mr. Donkor represents employees with contractual matters, severance package reviews and negotiation, employment agreement reviews, advice and negotiation, and wrongful dismissal litigation.
He also handles human rights and labour law issues including collective agreement interpretation, grievance arbitration, collective bargaining, and injunctions.
An experienced workplace investigator, Mr. Donkor previously managed the workplace harassment and human rights portfolio of the largest school board in Ontario and served as in-house human resource counsel to the province's second-largest school board.
During his legal studies, Mr. Donkor was awarded the Vincent Principi Memorial Award in labour law.