On July 29, 2020, Monkhouse Law and Ross & McBride LLP started a proposed class action against Spectrum Event Medical Services (GP) inc. (herein “SEMS”) for wages as a result of the misclassification of paramedics as independent contractors rather than employees.
On May 27, 2021, the parties reached a settlement agreement, available here: Settlement Agreement Spectrum Class Action. The Settlement Agreement must be approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The Settlement approval hearing is scheduled for August 23, 2021.
The Class covered by the Proposed Settlement includes all paramedics identified as independent contractors who worked for Spectrum Event Medical Services (GP) Inc., or one of the companies Spectrum Event Medical Services (GP) Inc. acquired, since the year 2000 to the date of the certification of this action who have not filed a complaint with the Ministry of Labour relating to the matters in question unless it was properly withdrawn.
If approved, the settlement provides financial compensation for eligible Class Members who meet the requirements of the claims process by submitting a completed Claim Form and supporting documentation where required according to the formulas established in the Proposed Distribution and Notice Spectrum Monkhouse Law with Opt-Out Notice 2021.
The settlement provides a fund of money that class members can make a claim against. The amount of compensation you may receive is dependent on the specifics of your claim and how many people make a claim
On July 1, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved the Notice of Proposed Settlement, the order is available here: Signed Notice of Proposed Settlement Order Spectrum.
The Short Form of the Notice of Settlement is available here: Short Notice of Proposed Settlement Spectrum Class Action.
The Long Form of Notice of Settlement with answers to FAQs regarding the Settlement is available here: Long Notice of Proposed Settlement Spectrum Class Action.
The Objection to Settlement Form is available here: Objection Form Spectrum Settlement. Objections made in writing, including any Objection Forms should be sent by August 9, 2021.
At the Settlement Hearing scheduled for August 23, 2021, those interested can either support or object to the Proposed Settlement orally. The hearing will be held virtually at the following coordinates:
Meeting ID: 648 521 8389
Should you have any questions regarding the Proposed Settlement please email SpectrumEMSClassAction@monkhouselaw.com or call Alexandra Monkhouse at 416-907-9249 ext. 211.
Affected employees can keep up-to-date regarding the class action lawsuit by emailing SpectrumEMSClassAction@monkhouselaw.com or by filling in the form bellow