Class Action Wrongful Dismissal Lawsuit Filed by Contract Workers in Ontario. | Seven thousand contract workers filed a class action wrongful dismissal lawsuit against utilities retailer, Just Energy. They claim that this business unjustly enriched itself by classifying them as independent contractors when they were actually employees.
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Fired? Busted for misconduct outside work? Have you ever wondered how your behavior outside work impacts your job status? | Ken Pagan for allegedly throwing a beer can towards an outfielder at a baseball game. Shawn Simoes, caught on tape screaming obscenities at a female reporter. Jian Ghomeshi, accused of unwanted sexual violence.
This is the highest ever compensation award for contract workers in Canada and we hope the message is loud and clear. Ontario’s top court has made the ground rules crystal clear. Employers can no longer give the self serving title of “independent contractor” to vulnerable workers who are not that independent. – Bram Lecker Feb 2016