Employment class actions protect employees from actions by their employers that violate Canadian employment law, such as depriving them of overtime pay or other benefits, unlawful dismissal and discrimination.
Canadian employment law seeks to ensure that employees are treated fairly, in accordance with employment and human rights law. In some cases, some employers’ methods may be such that employees end up working beyond their required hours but do not get paid for overtime.
Our cases have two broad objectives:
- First, to compensate employees who have been subject to unfair practices from their employers, such as non-payment of overtime, discrimination or restructuring and layoffs; and
- Second, to deter future unfair workplace practices and policies.