Professor Doorey is an Associate Professor of Work Law and Industrial Relations at York University, Director of the School of HRM at York, Academic Director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s executive LLM Program in Labour and Employment Law, and he sits on the Advisory Board of the Osgoode Certificate program in Labour Law.
His new book, The Law of Work is now available from Emond Law Publishers. Early reviews of the book:
“Comprehensive, insightful, learned, provocative, teachable, and a visual treat. David Doorey and his guest experts have touched all the bases. This is the Canadian employment and labour law text for our time.” Professor Emeritus Harry Arthurs, Osgoode Hall Law School
“Professor Doorey’s outstanding new book on Canadian work law is much more than an accessible and comprehensive guide for neophytes. There is real conceptual sophistication and great depth of coverage”. Professor Cynthia Estlund, NYU School of Law
“This book makes an immediately useful contribution to the field, and I will have it near my desk for many years. It is a terrific teaching resources, and a clear, concise and practical handbook for practitioners. David Doorey transforms the very complex laws of employment, making them accessible and easily applied.” Professor Daphne Taras, Dean, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan
He is a multiple teaching award winner at York University, including the recipient of the presitigious Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Doorey writes about labour and employment law, labour issues within global supply chains, corporate social responsibility, legal theory, and the intersection of work law and climate change, among other subjects.
He was educated in programs in law and industrial relations at the University of Toronto (B.A., M.I.R.), the London School of Economics (LLM), and Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., Ph.D). He was called to the Bars of Ontario and British Columbia in 1997, and before returning to academia he practiced labour law on behalf of employees and unions in both provinces, first as an associate at Victory Square Law Office in Vancouver and then as Canadian Legal Counsel to the United Steelworkers of America in Toronto. He has appeared as counsel in the courts of both provinces and before administrative tribunals across Canada.
Prof. Doorey is Articles Review Editor for Canada’s leading peer-reviewed law journal in the field, the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal and sits on the editorial board of the law reporter Canadian Cases on Employment Law. He is a recipient of the Morley Gunderson Prize in Industrial Relations by the University of Toronto’s Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources for outstanding professional achievement and service to Canadian industrial relations. He has been awarded over $100,000 in competitive grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for his work on labour law, legal theory, and labour practices governance within global supply chains. In 2012, Doorey’s Law of Work Blog was honoured with the Fodden Award for the Best Law Blog in Canada.
Professor Doorey lives in Toronto’s West End (and sometimes in beautiful Prince Edward County) with his spouse, a famous intellectual property lawyer and member of the University of Ottawa Law School’s Honour Society, two unbelievable children,
a black cat, an Australian Labradoodle, 5 fish, and a hamster. When he’s not doing law stuff, he coaches a west end AA hockey team and girls soccer. In 2012-13, Professor Doorey was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law and the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources.
Professor Doorey’s scholarly articles on labour and employment law and regulatory theory have been published in leading North American law journals and cited by the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a member of the Labour Law Casebook Group, which published Edition 8 of Labour and Employment Law: Cases, Materials, and Commentary. His 2005 paper entitled ”Employer Bullying: Implied Terms of Fair Dealing in Canadian Employment Contracts” received the Queens Law Journal’s David Watson Memorial Award for the article making the most significant contribution to legal scholarship.
Professor Doorey is a frequent media commentator on matters related to industrial relations and workplace law and a regular presenter at labour and employment law conferences.
Many of his published articles are available for free download on this SSRN page, or by hitting the links below
Some of Professor Doorey’s Publications:
D. Doorey, “Mapping the Ascendance of the Living Wage Standard in Non-State Global Labour Codes” (2015) Transnational Legal Theory (forthcoming)
D. Doorey & R. Dukes, “Labour Law and its ‘Last Generation’”, in P. Zumbansen, D. Drache, S. Archer, Liber Amicorum Festschrift: In Tribute to Harry Arthurs (McGill-Queens U. Press, forthcoming, 2015)
“A Transnational Law of Just Transitions” Research Handbook on Transnational Labour Law, A. Trebilcock & A. Blackett, eds (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming)
“The Labour Context” in L. Karakowsky, (Ed.), Exploring the Canadian Business Environment (Pearson Publishing, Forthcoming)
“Industrial Conflict”, Chapter 7, Labour and Employment Law: Cases and Materials, Labour Law Casebook Group (8th Ed., Irwin Law Publishers, 2010)
“Employee Rights and Discipline”, Chapter 13, in M. Belcourt, et al., Managing Human Resources, (5th Ed., Nelson Canada, 2010)
Other Publications and Working Papers
D. Doorey, “A Law of Just Transitions? Putting Labor Law to Work on Climate Change”, (2015) Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 55/2015
D. Doorey, “Six Questions About Neutrality Agreements (And Some Answers), Discussion Paper, 2009