Proposed AE Hospitality Class Action
On September 9, 2019 Monkhouse Law started a proposed class action against AE Hospitality, a number of related corporations, and their directors.
The lawsuit alleges that AE Hospitality misclassified its workforce as contractors. Some of the workers were already determined to be employees by the Tax Court of Canada in the case of AE Hospitality Ltd. v. M.N.R., 2019 TCC 116 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/j0k6b> . The Tax Court decision was upheld by the Federal Court of Appeal on December 1, 2020, AE Hospitality Ltd. v. Canada (National Revenue), 2020 FCA 207.
If considered employees under labour law, workers would then be owed vacation pay, holiday pay, overtime pay and other minimum benefits.
The statement of claim can be found online here: AE Hospitality – Statement of Claim
The initial formal press release can be found here: AE Hospitality – Press Release
Should you have any information regarding AE Hospitality, or if you are concerned about misclassification and unpaid overtime in your workplace please contact Alexandra Monkhouse at email@example.com or phone to 416-907-9249 ext. 211.
Affected employees can keep up-to-date regarding the misclassification lawsuit by completing the form below: