Natalie C. MacDonald recognized by Global Law Experts as the Employment Litigation law expert in Canada

TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Natalie MacDonald, co-founder of the boutique employment law firm Rudner MacDonald LLP, has been recognized by Global Law Experts (GLE) as the Employment Litigation law expert in Canada.

The accreditation process is by invitation only, with recommendations coming via the Global Law Experts (GLE) research team, GLE members or, externally. However, the selection is ultimately approved by the GLE applications panel. Now in its eighth year, GLE has become one of the most visited and established referral services for domestic and international lawyers from around the world.

"I am extremely honoured to be recognized by GLE as the Employment Litigation law expert in Canada," said Ms. MacDonald.

Ms. MacDonald was also recently selected by her peers as one of the leading Labour and Employment Law Practitioners in the World according to the 6th edition of the Women in Business Law guide, published by Expert Guides: The World's Leading Lawyers Chosen By Their Peers.

She has been repeatedly named among Canada's Top Employment Law Practitioners, a comprehensive directory of the top employment law and immigration law practitioners in Canada.    She was also recently nominated in Canadian Lawyer as being one of Canada's Top 25 Legal Influencers, under the category of Changemakers.  This prestigious nomination of "legal influencers" encompasses both judges and lawyers.  She is frequently called upon by the media for her expert opinion.

Ms. MacDonald is the leading authority on extraordinary damages in Canadian employment law, as sole author of Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law, a first-of-its-kind legal textbook published in 2010, which has received critical acclaim as an authority on the subject by courts and members of the bar in general.  Currently being updated, the book reviews extraordinary damages in wrongful dismissal cases across Canada, including moral damages and the meaning of 'bad faith' in wrongful dismissal situations, damages for mental distress, punitive damages, damages based on actions in tort, personal injury damages in an employment law context, as well as damages under provincial and federal legislation.

She is the founding Co-Chair of the Employment Law Practice Essentials' annual Conference, an on-line course hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada.  She is also a Program Director of Osgoode's Professional Development HR Law for HR Professionals course, and an instructor since its inception.  She is the architect of and Program Director of Osgoode's Certificate in Advanced HR Law for Experienced HR Professionals.  She serves on the Employment Advisory Board of Directors for Practical Law in Canada, and authored the chapter on Extraordinary Damages in its online publication.

Ms. MacDonald provides senior counsel on all issues in employment law, including policy and contract drafting, hiring process issues, terminations, discipline, restrictive covenants, employment contracts, employment standard issues, workplace bullying and harassment, human rights and sexual harassment. Ms. MacDonald represents both employees and employers, and assists in providing each with clear, practical advice, in an effort to help them understand their rights and obligations.

GLE,, is a recommendation service and reference source profiling the leading partners and law firms for all key practice areas in more than 140 countries. Each listed expert is a leading figure in their area of practice.

About Rudner MacDonald LLP

Rudner MacDonald LLP is a boutique employment law firm working with employees and employers.  The firm was recently selected as one of the top three Employment & Labour Law firms in Canada, according to the inaugural Canadian HR Reporter Readers' Choice Awards. The firm has also been lauded for its work in social media, and was selected as a finalist in the 2016 Legal Marketing Association Toronto Chapter's annual 'Your Honour Awards'. Co-founded by Natalie MacDonald and Stuart Rudner, both have written critically-acclaimed books embraced by courts and members of the bar. Natalie MacDonald is the author of 'Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law'.  Stuart Rudner is the author of 'You're Fired! Just Cause for Dismissal in Canada'.

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