Chris Foulon

PartnerIsrael Foulon LLPIn-House Counsel; Employment

Chris Foulon is a Founding Partner and the Managing Partner of Israel Foulon LLP — Employment & Labour Lawyers. He represents both employers and employees in a wide range of employment and labour matters including: wrongful dismissals, injunctions, Employment Standards Hearings, disputes before the Ministry of Labour, workplace safety matters, Occupational Health and Safety charges and matters before the Human Rights Tribunal. Chris also advises employers with respect to union organization drives and responding to applications for certification, related employer applications, unfair labour practice complaints, 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 Foulon is a Founding Partner and the Managing Partner of Israel Foulon LLP — Employment & Labour Lawyers. He represents both employers and employees in a wide range of employment and labour matters including: wrongful dismissals, injunctions, Employment Standards Hearings, disputes before the Ministry of Labour, workplace safety matters, Occupational Health and Safety charges and matters before the Human Rights Tribunal. Chris also advises employers with respect to union organization drives and responding to applications for certification, related employer applications, unfair labour practice complaints, 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 was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada (2013 to 2020 inclusive) in the practice area of Labour and Employment Law.  Chris has also been ranked as “Repeatedly Recommended” for both employers and employees in the Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory for 2018 and 2019.

Chris is a regular speaker at conferences held by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Human Resources Professionals Association and Osgoode Professional Development.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.B., 1999
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, B.A. (Hons.) Political Science and History (Gold Medalist, Political Science), 1996

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2001

Experience

  • Ontario (Ministry of Labour) v. Alpa Lumber Mills Inc., [2019] O.J. No. 1884
  • Gholami v. Hospital for Sick Children, [2018] O.J. No. 4973Tamarack Lumber Inc. v. United Steelworkers, Local 16506-32 (Barios Grievance), [2018] O.L.A.A. No. 146
  • Universal Workers Union, Labourers' International Union of North America, Local 183 v. Eden Oak Homes Inc., [2017] O.L.R.D. No. 3572
  • Construction Workers Local 53, affiliated with the Christian Labour Association of Canada v. JMR Electric Ltd., [2016] O.L.R.D. No. 3973
  • Bernier v. Nygard International Partnership, [2013] O.J. No. 5884
  • Gregory v. Estee Lauder Cosmetics Limited, [2012] O.L.R.D. No. 1111
  • Yip-Young  v. L-3  Communications Electronic Systems Inc., [2011] O.J. No. 4761

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society

Awards & Honours

  • Best Lawyers, 2013-2020: “Repeatedly Recommended” for both employers and employees in the Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory for 2018 and 2019.