Ian D. Hurley - Associate

Toronto Employment Lawyer

Ian D. Hurley, B.A. LL.B.

Ian D. Hurley is a Senior Associate with 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.


Ian is often contacted by the media to comment on employment and disability law matters in Ontario. His recent 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.


During one of the most difficult periods of my life, Ian Hurley came to my rescue. He expertly and amicably settled my dispute with my employer and ensured that I had on-going financial support from my LTD insurer. Although I had worked in the legal field for many years and had done some research, I was unaware of my own interests and how to protect them. Mr. Hurley knew the law that applied to my situation and was not afraid to fight, if necessary – but only if necessary. If you have an employment-related disability matter, contact Ian Hurley. He and his team are amazing. They will walk you through the process, including the difficult issue of legal fees, and Mr. Hurley’s clerk, Tina, will call you back on the same day, if not within the same hour, if you have any questions along the way. I would like to send a special thank you to Dora who called me back on the day I reached out to the firm and, after hearing my story, connected me immediately with Mr. Hurley. She also has worked very hard on my behalf during the settlement process. Thank you to the whole team. I honestly don’t know where I would be without you.

B. French

Client Testimonials

What our clients say about Ian Hurley

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 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