The lawsuit follows a first class action filed in April 2019, against RBC Insurance Agency Ltd. and Aviva General Insurance Company that seeks the recovery of underpaid vacation and public holiday pay for commissioned employees who sold property and casualty insurance products.
The employee class action lawsuit seeks to have the class action period run from 1999, when RBC Life Insurance Company was founded. The action alleges that the company’s practice of calculating vacation and public holiday pay and overtime for commissioned salespeople at RBC Life Insurance Company violated the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA).
The Statement of Claim was filed on August 2, 2019.
Here is the full press release.
IMPORTANT – No action is required by employees to join this class action. In Ontario, class action lawsuits are an “opt out” system, so if this class action lawsuit is certified, all employees who fall under the class action definition will be members of the class unless they opt out.
Former or current commissioned salespeople with RBC Life who have information that may assist the litigation should contact Alexandra Monkhouse at 416-907-9249, ext. 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Affected employees of RBC Life can keep up-to-date on the employee class action lawsuit by completing the below form: