Workforce and SOS Unpaid Training Class Action

Monkhouse Law commenced a proposed class action seeking to represent current and former employees who worked for Workforce Inc. and/or SOS (Sudbury) Inc. (the “Defendants”) who are allegedly owed compensation as a result of receiving unpaid training by, or on behalf of, the Defendants or others. The Defendants have denied all the plaintiff’s allegations

The Statement of Claim was issued on September 29, 2021.

More details of the Settlement Approval Hearing Scheduled March 9 2023 in this Press Release.

IMPORTANT – No action is required by employees to join this class action, however, in order to claim compensation class members will have to fill out a court-approved form. 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. 

A SETTLEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO COURT APPROVAL ON MARCH 9, 2023

The parties to the proposed class proceeding have reached a settlement on January 9, 2023 (the “Proposed Settlement”). The Proposed Settlement is a compromise of disputed claims against the defendants without any admission of liability by the defendants. You may be entitled to compensation under the Proposed Settlement if you fall within the following definition:

All non-salaried employees of Workforce Inc. or SOS (Sudbury) Inc. from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2022 who received unpaid training from or at the direction of the Defendants. (“Class Members”)

You can read the Workforce Class Action Notice Dissemination Order and the Settlement Agreement here.

The Short Notice of Certification and Settlement Approval Hearing is available here.

The Long Notice of Certification and Settlement Approval Hearing is available here.

The Proposed Settlement is subject to Court approval. The Proposed Settlement, if approved, will conclude the class proceeding. The Settlement Approval Motion will be heard on March 9, 2023, at 10:30 AM by Zoom to certify this action as a class proceeding and to approve the Proposed Settlement and Class Counsel’s fees.

Zoom log-in details will be available on this website one week in advance of the motion.

To support or object to the settlement, please write to workforce.classaction@monkhouselaw.com by March 2, 2023.

To request more information regarding this class action, contact workforce.classaction@monkhouselaw.com, reshida.darrell@monkhouselaw.com or alexandra@monkhouselaw.com