About Us

Dutton Employment Law is an employment, human rights and OHSA law group inside Monkhouse Law. Dutton Employment Law focuses on management and executive employment law matters. The Principal of Dutton Employment Law is Jeff Dutton. Dutton Employment Law was founded in 2016. Monkhouse Law was founded in 2014. Dutton Employment Law merged with Monkhouse Law in 2019 to grow the Monkhouse Law firm and to provide Dutton Employent Law's clients access to the innovators and experienced lawyers at Monkhouse Law.  Jeff Dutton is an employee called an "of-counsel" at Monkhouse Law.

We are honoured with peer-reviewed recognition and invitations to speak at conferences. Before our merger, Dutton Employment Law and Monkhouse Law were nominated for the 2019 Canadian HR Awards: Labour & Employment Law Boutique of the Year. Monkhouse Law won the award for Top Growing Law Firm of 2019 by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business. In 2018 and 2017, Dutton Employment Law was nominated for the Canadian HR Reporter’s Best Employment and Labour Law Boutique. Lawyers at our firm have appeared in newspapers, magazines, textbooks, trade journals, TV and radio. 

Representing individual, corporate and not-for-profit clients both at the trial and appellate level, lawyers of Monkhouse Law have argued at all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Monkhouse Law has set recent precedents of importance in employment law, including but not limited to: