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.
SETTLEMENT APPROVED ON AUGUST 23, 2021
On May 27, 2021, the parties reached a settlement agreement in the matter. Spectrum has denied all liability. On August 23, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has approved the parties’ settlement in this class action.
You can read the order here.
The Short Notice of Certification and Settlement is available here.
The Long Notice of Certification and Settlement is available here.
The Class covered by the Approved 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who have not filed a complaint with the Ministry of Labour relating to the matters in question unless it was properly withdrawn.
Class members may now make a claim for their portion of the settlement funds. To make a claim you must submit at SpectrumEMSClassAction@monkhouselaw.com:
- a completed claim form;
- a copy of your ID; and
- if you worked for one of the companies Spectrum Event Medical Services (GP) Inc. acquired (Ontario Patient Transfer; Event Medical Staffing; Parkview Emergency Services Limited; Community Patient Transfer Group), proof that you worked for such an entity, in the form of a contract or invoices.
Claim Forms must be submitted by January 1, 2022. The Claim form is available here.
Class Members can opt-out by December 1, 2021. The Opt-Out Form here.
Once all the claim forms are submitted and the claim submission deadline has passed, you will receive a notification regarding your entitlement.
Should you have any questions regarding the Approved Settlement or the Claims Process please email email@example.com or call Lexa Cutler at 416-907-9249 ext. 222.