Class Action Update – Ontario court gives another overtime class action the green light
A recent article, by Hannah Roskey of Fasken Martineau LLP points out that another overtime class action against another Canadian employer has been certified.
What is a Class Action?
“A class action, class suit, or representative action is a lawsuit where a group of people in similar circumstances (a class) sues another party, usually consumers suing a large business. It is pleonastic to refer to a class action as a “class action suit”. Collective lawsuits originated in the United States and are still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon, but there are a few known cases including the one referenced above in Canada. In addition, in several European countries with civil law, contrary to Anglo-American common law, changes have been made in recent years to allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of consumers.” See source
Employment Law Class Action Protection
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