John Donkor

John Donkor
Donkor Employment & Labour Law

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.

John Donkor Posts

Decision a cautionary tale to employers to follow protocol

Employers who ignore or dismiss complaints in the workplace may pay a steep price in the courts for doing so, says Toronto employment lawyer John Donkor. Read more

Legal review of employment contract critical before signing

Getting an offer of employment can be exciting, but candidates — especially senior executives — need to step back and take a deep breath before signing on the dotted line, Toronto employment lawyer John Donkor says. Read more

Nova Scotia human rights board awards nearly $600,000 for racist discrimination

HALIFAX — A human rights board has ordered the City of Halifax to pay almost $600,000 in damages after a former bus mechanic suffered racist discrimination. Read more

Straightforward Donkor delivers for employers, employees

Clients who want to get straight to business go to Toronto employment lawyer John Donkor. Read more