Israel Foulon is one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms. The partners of Israel Foulon, Peter Israel, Chris Foulon, Carita Wong, as well as their associate, Andrea Stoddart, Krista Kais-Prial, and Behzad Hassibi share over 60 years of experience in assisting clients with employment and labour law issues.

Listed among the National Post’s Best Lawyers in Canada in 2006, 2007, and 2008, repeatedly named in The Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory and named in the American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, our senior partner, Peter Israel, has acted as counsel for management and executives for over 30 years.  He has consistently been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (“AV”) for his skills, integrity, and reputation.  In 2008, Israel Foulon’s team of lawyers was named to the prestigious Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers in Canada.

We offer our clients expert legal advice and a practical array of policies, reference and educational materials, procedures and checklists on a wide variety of labour and employment issues and situations. This unique approach is designed to guide management and human resource professionals, as well as employees, through all aspects of the employment relationship, from pre-employment through post-employment.

Combining effective and motivational industrial psychology models with a pro-active approach to legal compliance, Israel Foulon has created a repertoire of tools designed to help both employers and employees in achieving their employment and labour goals.

Israel Foulon provides effective negotiation, experienced representation before administrative tribunals and all levels of court, customized consultation, seminars, system development and training to clients, combining a depth of expertise with individual attention.

Knowledge. Information. Solutions. Israel Foulon LLP.

Peter Israel

Listed among the National Post’s Best Lawyers in Canada in 2006, 2007, and 2008, repeatedly named in The Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory and named in the American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, our senior partner, Peter Israel, has acted as Employment and Labour counsel for management and executives for over 30 years.  He is a founding partner of ISRAEL FOULON LLP and has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (“AV”) for his skills, integrity, and reputation.  He has also been named in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 2008.As counsel to management, Peter represents both public and private sector employers in healthcare, manufacturing, retail, broadcast, high technology, financial services, insurance and transportation matters.  He regularly advises executives and in-house counsel responsible for overseeing operations and employees, and provides advice on preventative policies and procedures, recruitment, employment agreements, collective agreements, matters relating to health and safety and human rights in the context of employment, terminations and layoffs, plant closures, successor employer obligations and all manner of labour issues in both the federal and provincial arenas. Read more…

Chris Foulon

Chris Foulon represents both employers and employees in a wide range of employment law matters including Wrongful Dismissals, Employment Standards Hearings and Human Rights Complaints. Chris also advises employers with respect to union organization drives and responding to applications for certification, union grievances and negotiating collective agreements. Chris employs a proactive approach in dealing with employment and labour issues. He assists employers in instituting policies, practices and procedures which increase productivity and reduce workplace conflict.Chris is a former instructor of the course “The Legal Environment for Human Resource Managers” at Seneca College. Chris is also a former regular guest instructor of the “Lawyer as Negotiator” course at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is the former Editor of the Carswell publication, “Canadian Employment Law Today”. Read more…

Carita Wong

Carita Wong has practiced in employment and labour law almost exclusively since her call to the bar in 2002. Carita has represented both employers and employees before the courts, federal and provincial labour boards and other employment-related administrative tribunals. She has acted in relation to matters involving wrongful dismissals, mass terminations and lay-offs, human rights complaints, employment standards claims and workplace health and safety. Carita has assisted employers in responding to union organization campaigns, applications for certifications, and union grievances. Carita also has experience in collective bargaining negotiations as well as in conducting workplace investigations. Carita advises employers on how to deal with labour and employment law issues proactively and strategically in a way which best suits their businesses and their needs. Read more…

Andrea Stoddart

Andrea Stoddart joined Israel Foulon in 2010 after finishing her articles at a management-side labour and employment boutique firm in Toronto.  While articling, Andrea completed a secondment at the Ontario Labour Relations Board. The focus of her practice is on the representation of employers and employees in many areas of employment and labour law, including disability management, human rights accommodations, wrongful dismissals, employment standards, collective agreement compliance and workplace health and safety. She has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Appeals Division. Read more…

 

Behzad Hassibi

Behzad obtained his B.C.L./LL.B. from McGill University and was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2017. Prior to joining Israel Foulon, Behzad clerked for the judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto. Behzad previously worked as a summer student at a national full-service law firm as well as a legal publishing company specializing in labour, employment, and human rights law. Read more…

 
 
 
 

Krista Kais-Prial

Krista Kais-Prial has practiced employment law since her call to the bar in 2014. Before joining Israel Foulon in 2017, Krista spent several years practicing both employment law and workplace immigration at a downtown boutique firm. Read more…