• Ontario Court of Appeal Certifies Bank Overtime Class Actions
  • June 30, 2012 | Authors: Ranjan K. Agarwal; Eric R. Hoaken
  • Law Firm: Bennett Jones LLP - Toronto Office
  • On June 26, 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its reasons in three leading employment class action cases: Fresco v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Fulawka v. Bank of Nova Scotia and McCracken v. Canadian National Railway Co. The Court of Appeal ordered that the class actions by front-line staff against CIBC and BNS for unpaid overtime can proceed. The Court overturned the decision certifying a similar claim by CN employees. Chief Justice Warren Winkler authored all three unanimous decisions.