Judge certifies class action against Mac’s Convenience Stores and Overseas Immigration

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

On September 18, 2017, Justice Silverman of the BC Supreme Court released his decision finding that the action against Mac’s Convenience Stores and three recruitment companies has been certified to proceed as a class action. The Court decided that the claims of all people in the class were common and that the class action was the preferable way to advance the claims.

Four foreign workers started this class action in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against Mac’s Convenience Stores, Overseas Immigration Services Inc., Overseas Career and Consulting Services Ltd. and Trident Immigration Services Ltd. (together, “the Defendants”).

The class action alleges that the Defendants charged foreign workers large recruitment fees to obtain legal employment at Mac’s Convenience Stores in Western Canada. Mac’s then entered into employment contracts with the foreign workers. When the workers arrived in Canada, Mac’s refused or neglected to provide the work that was guaranteed in the employment contract. The class action is seeking compensation for the workers harmed by this practice.

For more information about this class action, please click here.

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