Ian D. Hurley – Partner

Ian D. Hurley – Partner

Employment Lawyer, Toronto ON Canada

Ian D. Hurley

B.A. LL.B.

Ian D. Hurley is a partner at Lecker & Associates. His practice focuses on employment law and disability matters, including wrongful dismissal litigation, employment contract review, human rights, pregnancy and parental leave, and claims for the denial of disability benefits.

Prominent Cases

Ian has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He has also represented employees in Canada Labour Code adjudications. His cases include:

Chambers v. Global Traffic Technologies Canada Inc., 2018 ONSC 2000 – Where a 57-year-old Senior Executive with 2 years and 6 months of service was awarded 9 months of notice;

Johnson v. Mr. Janitorial Supplies Inc., SC-15-99998 (unreported) – Where a 60-year-old Salesperson with short service (7.5 months) was awarded 4 months of notice because he was “induced” to leave secure employment; and

Cammisuli v. Ray Plastics Limited, 2014 CanLII 62577 (ON LRB) – Where an employee who was dismissed during her maternity leave was awarded reinstatement to her position, along with damages for emotional distress.


Ian received an LL.B. from the University of New Brunswick where he was awarded the Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship. He also holds a B.A. in Political Science from Dalhousie University.

Ian obtained his LL.B. in 2012. Prior to joining Lecker & Associates, he completed his articles with a national full-service law firm where he gained experience and insight into the practice of labour and employment law from a “management-side” perspective. His current practice, however, is largely dedicated to advocacy on behalf of employees seeking to enforce their rights in employment and employment-related disability matters.

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Ian is often contacted by the media to comment on employment and disability law matters in Ontario. His media appearances included commentary for CBC News regarding Passport Canada’s duty to accommodate a Toronto man with cerebral palsy.  And he was interviewed by the Toronto Sun about his client’s wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games.

Client Testimonials

What our clients say about Ian D. Hurley

I have to say this was my first experience contacting and working with lawyers in Canada, and Ian Hurley and Tina Yaghoubi made it so easy. Both Tina and Ian were very prompt with their responses to any questions I had and their follow up with my ex-employer regarding the severance package was dealt with speed and simple language. I had worked with my ex-employer for almost 11 years and I wanted the legal follow-up to be dealt with respect so as not to affect my relationship with the organization and their management, and Ian made sure it was done as requested. Thank you to both Ian, Tina and also their team member Dora Teti for their support. As a representative of the South Asian community and my experience working with the complicated legal system back home that includes working with lawyers, I will definitely recommend Lecker & Associates Employment Lawyers for any support with employments issues. With many thanks,

Nadira Yasmin

In Aug 2020, I was terminated from my job of 10 years without warning. After the initial shock wore off, I decided to seek legal advice. Lecker & Associates was recommended and I received immediate attention from Ian Hurley and Tina Yaghoubi after contacting them. Ian took the time to listen to my situation, answer all my questions during the process, offer legal advice and take care of everything with my employer while ensuring a professional and respectful relationship continues with them. Thank you to Lecker & Associates for all their help with my settlement. I would definitely refer them and actually have already referred them to 2 people that have asked if I know a reputable employment lawyer. Keep up the excellent work!

Angela Olmstead

Thank you to Ian and Tina.I found both Ian and Tina to be both courteous and professional in handling my employment matter case to a favourable outcome.In what i found to be a stressful environment Ian”s assured guidence and knowledge was appreciated.Thanks again to both of you.

Lynton Matlay

I was aware of Lecker & Associates and their amazing reputation through a friend, prior to my own dismissal. Regardless of thinking anything fruitful would result, I consulted with them anyway. I am very glad I did. They were knowledgeable, caring, prompt, quick, and extremely professional. I highly recommend this firm, they are well worth it. Kudo’s to Ian, Matt, Dora and Tina.

J. Fratia

Ian Hurley and his team were very knowledgeable and efficient,he got me what he said I was entitled to. I would recommend Lecker & Associates for any Employment or Disability matter.

Carol Tarala

I had been laid off from a company I had been with for many years, and was concerned about going to get support from a Lawyer.  I was extremely impressed! They were so good at explaining each detail, and were open to questions at any time. They put in a lot of work, and really showed that they cared about what I wanted, and helped me understand the legal language. My severance was good and the fees were very fair for the work that was done, I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks to Ian, Dora and Tina for helping me every step of then way!

M. McGuckian

I highly recommend Lecker & Associates. They were very professional and had my best interest in mind. Ian Hurley was proactive, consultative and kept me informed throughout the process.

Wayne Tunbridge

The work by Ian Hurley and Tina Yaghoubi from Lecker & Associates was outstanding and they come highly recommended. They are caring, trustworthy, understanding and they do an amazing job of explaining the entire legal process in a way that simply makes sense. My interests as a client remained their top and only priority during the entire legal process. I strongly encourage you to hire Lecker & Associates.

Alfredo Angione

I was referred to Lecker & Associates by a former work colleague and I was not disappointed. Ian Hurley a lawyer with the firm believed that we had a valid claim against the company and worked to achieve an agreement with them. His assistant Tina Yaghoubi helped me to assemble all the information that was required from me. I was very pleased with the result and highly recommend this firm,

Doug Penrice