Majd Zakout has been deeply committed to social justice issues from the earliest days of his career, when he was a legal advisor for humanitarian agencies in an area of the world that has suffered protracted armed conflict. He brings that same intensity of conviction to advocate for our clients.
His work at the firm focuses on seeking fairness for workers in matters of general labour relations and employment law, helping them navigate often-complicated statutory regulations. Majd also champions workers in constructive dismissal and wrongful dismissal cases, primarily in the industrial, public and transit sectors.
Before joining the firm as an associate in 2021, Majd summered and articled at another Toronto union-side labour firm, and briefly worked for one of Ontario’s largest faculty associations.
He received his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2019 and was called to the bar in 2020. While at Osgoode, he assisted workers in a wide range of employment law issues as a caseworker at Parkdale Community Legal Services’ Workers’ Rights Division. He was also an active member of the Osgoode Hall Law Union, the Strike Support Committee (supporting striking food service workers and university educators), and served as treasurer of the Law Union of Ontario.
He also holds an LLM in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict from the University of Nottingham, and an LLM in International Public Law from the University of Leeds. Majd is a member of the Law Union of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers.