Peter Israel, principal of PI Mediation and a founding partner with the Toronto firm Israel Foulon LLP, focuses on employment law and mediation.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in psychology from York University in 1973, before earning his Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1976. Mr. Israel was called to the Ontario Bar in 1978.
Mr. Israel has spent more than 30 years focusing on labour and employment law and also provides mediation services. He represents both public and private sector employers in health care, manufacturing, retail, broadcasting, technology, financial services, insurance, and transportation.
He advises executives and in-house counsel, and provides advice on preventative policies and procedures, recruitment, and employment and collective agreements.
Mr. Israel handles matters of health and safety, and human rights relating to employment, terminations and layoffs, plant closures, successor employer obligations, and other labour issues.
He has appeared before all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as administrative tribunals, including the labour relations boards of Ontario and Canada.
In addition, Mr. Israel has been an instructor for the Bar Admissions Course and has lectured in the area of employment law for continuing legal education.
He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society, and the County of York Law Association.