Dorian has never failed to pursue what he is passionate about. Prior to practicing employment law, he obtained a bachelor of commerce degree, worked in wealth management and government, and studied theology. His diverse life experience and education have uniquely prepared him to solve the problems of today’s workplace.

After earning his commerce degree from the University of Toronto, Dorian completed the Canadian Securities Course and worked as an analyst in the financial services industry. However, he quickly realized he was passionate about more than just the bottom line and pursued a career in government to contribute to the public good. A position with the Ontario Government’s Management Board Secretariat helped him hone his skills as he advocated for various ministries seeking expenditure approval from Cabinet. While working in government, Dorian enrolled in theological studies, aiming to gain a better understanding of different cultures and religious beliefs that would give him additional insights to human behaviour and conflict resolution.

Dorian then returned to school to study law at Osgoode Hall with a focus on international employment law issues. He took advantage of Osgoode’s exchange program to gain a more global perspective through international experience in both India and the United Kingdom. In India, he worked to eliminate child labour and help develop a self-sustaining workforce for the Rural Institute for Development and Education, a Non Governmental Organization. He also spent a summer in England, the birthplace of the common law, gaining experience in the British justice system through a post with the Barristers of 39 Essex.

Prior to starting his own practice, Dorian was an associate with a prominent employment law boutique in Toronto and a labour and employment law firm in Northern Ontario. He was actively involved in arbitrations and collective bargaining. He also provided counsel on the restructuring of private and public sector companies, and worked extensively with First Nations organizations providing counsel on wrongful dismissals and conducting an intensive workplace investigation. He also contributed to some compelling human rights cases, such as the defense of a university against allegations of age discrimination in its hiring process.

Dorian provides counsel to employers and employees on all areas of employment law, including employment contracts, wrongful dismissals, workplace policies, employment standards, workplace investigations and human rights in the workplace.

Dorian has written and published a number of articles on employment and human rights law, including “Managing Workplace Relationships”, “Harassment in the Workplace” “Accommodating Disabled Employees”, and “Terminating an Employee After a Prolonged Absence”.

Dorian sits on the Board of Governors of Knox College, University of Toronto and is an Elder at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Toronto.


Persaud, Dorian

Location:181 University Avenue, Suite 2200


Phone:(416) 642-2044
Fax:(416) 642-2045

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