For over 25 years, The MacLeod Law Firm has been practising workplace law.
Doug MacLeod is the founder of the MacLeod Law Firm, a Canadian Labour and Employment Law Firm.
Doug was the 2018 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s Award of Excellence (Labour & Employment Law Section).
For almost 30 years, Doug has focused exclusively on workplace law and provides advice and representation in all areas including employment contracts, employment standards, workplace health & safety, human rights, workplace harassment, negotiating collective agreements, advising on employee grievances and complaints, and employee terminations.
Doug answers his own phone and usually answers questions on the spot without the need to research an issue because of the knowledge, experience and judgment he has acquired over the past 30 years.
Doug has appeared before the Ontario courts, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
He has taught a Law Society of Upper Canada Continuing Professional Development Course and numerous workplace law courses at George Brown College. He is invited to speak at legal and human resource conferences and he regularly publishes articles on all aspects of the employment relationship. Doug also mediates employment law disputes.
Doug is a graduate of the Queen’s University Faculty of Law and holds an HBA from The Richard Ivey School of Business.
Nicole has appeared before all relevant tribunals and courts in Ontario including the Ontario Court of Appeal and Superior Courts, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.
Nicole completed her articles as a judicial law clerk for the Federal Court of Canada and was called to the bar in Ontario in 2011. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.
Examples of Nicole’s Recent Cases Include:
- Caldwell v. The Peace Naturals Project Inc., 2018 ONSC 3065
- Zheng v. G4S Secure Solutions (Canada) Ltd., 2018 HRTO 1397
- N.M. v. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2018 HRTO 127
- Campbell v. Paradigm Sports, Inc., 2017 HRTO 1683
- Santos v Crawford Roofing, 2015 ONSC 4201
- Enman v Zenetech Collision Centre, SC-0425-13
Nadia Halum Arauz is an Associate at MacLeod Law Firm. Her practice focuses primarily on wrongful dismissal and human rights claims.
Nadia has had several appearances before the Ontario Small Claims Court, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Ontario Labour Relations Board. She has also appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and its Divisional Court.
Nadia completed her Articles at MacLeod Law Firm and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016. She received her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.
During law school, Nadia was a legal intern at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, a government-funded institution that provides legal advice and assistance to individuals who have experienced discrimination in Ontario. She was also a Student Coordinator and Caseworker at the Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples’ legal clinic.
Nadia is very involved in the Hispanic community through her role on the Board of the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association.
Fiona Martyn is an Associate at MacLeod Law Firm. Her practice is focused on employment and human rights law.
Fiona completed her articles at MacLeod Law Firm and returned as an associate in the fall of 2018. She has appeared before various courts and tribunals including the Ontario Small Claims Court, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Social Security Tribunal of Canada.
Fiona graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in 2017. She completed her law degree in French and holds an Honours degree in political science from the University of Ottawa.
During law school, Fiona interned at the Ontario Ministry of Labour and worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Ottawa where she conducted research on employment-related geographic mobility, immigration reform and the human rights violations of refugees. Fiona was also a caseworker at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic and represented clients in the family law division. She previously interned at the United Nations Population Fund and at the office of a Member of Parliament.
During law school, Hina worked at a firm practicing employment law and interned at ARCH Disability Law Centre. Hina was also a caseworker at the Community & Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP) and represented clients in the employment law division.
Hina is passionate about giving back to her community. She was an upper-year mentor for incoming law students and volunteered with Pro Bono Students of Canada during her time at law school.
She has a Bachelor of Arts with concentration in Sociology from York University and Certification in HR Management from Ryerson University. Judy has 10 years of Human Resources experience working in both the private and public sector. She has previously held roles in benefits, training and development, talent and performance management.