David Doorey received his MIR degree from the Centre of Industrial Relations and Human Resources in 1992 and has a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. He practiced labour and employment law in Vancouver and later was legal counsel to the United Steelworkers of America. During that time he provided legal advice on all matters of employment and labour law, and litigated cases before administrative tribunals, arbitrators, and courts. In 2001, he appeared as an expert witness before the Federal justice committee in support of the Westray Bill, and later drafted a Private Members’ Bill that was introduced by the Federal N.D.P.
David also holds a Masters of Law degree from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in law from Osgoode Hall Law School. Since 2006, he has been a professor in the School of Human Resource Management at York University, where he teaches employment law and industrial relations. He has also taught labour law at Osgoode Hall Law School, at Queens Law School, as well as teaching Labour and Globalization at the CIRHR. He is presently the Academic Director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Masters of Law program in labour and employment law and Articles Review Editor for the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal.
David is the recipient of the David Watson Memorial Award, awarded by the Queens Law Journal, for his significant contribution to legal scholarship. His popular blog, Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog was recognized with a Canadian Law Blog Award as the best blog by a law professor in both 2009 and 2010.