Blyth Academy Class Action
If you work or worked at Blyth Academy teaching courses there, you might benefit from the Class Action. We encourage you to fill out the form found below so that we can keep you informed about the case.
This class action is against Blyth Academy, a private school operating many campuses in Ontario. The claim alleges that current and former employees teaching Blyth students have been misclassified as "independent contractors" and should have been classified by Blyth Academy as "employees". The class action alleges that this misclassification meant that these employees and those teachers Blyth Academy in fact classified as employees were denied certain statutory minimum protections found in Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000, protections like minimum wages, overtime pay, vacation pay, and holiday pay. The class action seeks compensation for these employees.
The class of people covered by the class action is generally staff who worked or are still working at Blyth Academy and whose job it was to teach students courses.
COURT DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATION HEARING
The claim against Blyth Academy is contained in a document called the "Amended Statement of Claim", a copy of which can be viewed HERE.
A copy of Blyth Academy's Statement of Defence can be found HERE.
The Plaintiff has now brought a motion to have the class action certified. The motion will be argued on December 5-6, 2018. A copy of the Plaintiff's "Motion Record" can be viewed below:
A copy of the Plaintiff's Supplementary Motion Record can be viewed HERE.
The Defendants have responded with a Responding Record. It can be found by clicking on the following links:
The Plaintiff has filed a Reply Record which can be viewed HERE.