Class actions in Canada for unpaid overtime or other employment claims have met with mixed results in the past. Now the rules of the class action game – at least in the employment context – may be a little clearer.
On June 26 the Ontario Court of Appeal issued its decisions in three closely watched cases: Fulawka v. The Bank of Nova Scotia , Fresco v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and McCracken v. Canadian National Railway Company.
What the Three Cases Are About
All three of these class actions were against large, federally regulated employers. Canadian National Railway (CNR) is one of North America’s largest. The two banks are among Canada’s five largest banks. read more…