This class proceeding concerns the misclassification of employees as “independent contractors” thereby denying such employees the minimum protections of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”), including minimum wage, overtime pay, vacation pay, public holiday and premium pay. Such employees were denied compensation to which they were entitled and earned.
The Statement of Claim alleges, among other things, that the Defendants, Just Energy Group Inc., Just Energy Corp., and Just Energy Ontario L.P. (collectively “Just Energy”), breached its statutory and contractual duties to the class (“Sales Agents”) by requiring them to work well beyond permitted work hours and failing to appropriately provide them with minimum wage, overtime pay, vacation pay and public holiday and premium pay, in accordance with the ESA, as well as by failing to ensure the proper classification of its employees.
Generally, the class of persons this class proceeding seeks to represent is comprised of all Ontario current and former Sales Agents of Just Energy since 2012.
Koskie Minsky LLP represents the Plaintiff in this action.