A class action has been commenced against the Bank of Nova Scotia (“Scotiabank”) for its failure to pay employees for overtime worked in excess of standard working hours. Class Members will be represented by Cindy Fulawka, a Scotiabank personal banker who worked for Scotiabank for almost 20 years in various branches in Saskatchewan and Ontario.
In order to assist Scotiabank employees across Canada, SGM and REO are working with the following Canadian law firms;
Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman (British Columbia);
Chivers Carpenter Lawyers (Alberta);
Selnes, Kapoor & Klimm (Saskatchewan),
Myers Weinberg LLP (Manitoba);
Pink Breen Larkin (Atlantic Canada).
A website has also been set up at www.unpaidovertime.ca. Current and potential Class Members can obtain additional information and updates through the website, or by telephone at 1-888-687-2431.
February 19, 2010: Justice Strathy released his Reasons for Decision in favour of the plaintiff and the class. The matter was certified. Read BNS Certification Reasons.
February 26, 2010: The Bank of Nova Scotia is appealing the Decision of Justice Strathy made February 19, 2010. The Appeal is set to be heard December 1, 2010 – December 3, 2010.
For more information please contact Lise Carmichael, Paralegal.