Eklund v. Goodlife Fitness Centres Inc.
Unpaid Wages Class Action
Update – June 22, 2017:
The plaintiff, Carrie Eklund, has served her motion record for certification. The certification hearing has been scheduled to be heard from April 10-12, 2018 before Justice Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. This will allow time for Goodlife to put together its responding record, for the plaintiff to file a reply record, for cross examinations to take place, and for the parties to prepare factums (written legal arguments) for the court.
Update – January 27, 2016:
The proposed class action against Goodlife Fitness Centres Inc. has been expanded nationwide. It will now include Goodlife clubs in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. There are no Goodlife clubs in Quebec or the Territories.
What this class action is about:
Goldblatt Partners LLP has commenced a proposed class action for unpaid wages (including overtime) against Goodlife Fitness Centres Inc. on behalf of all current and former non-managerial employees who worked in Goodlife’s Ontario clubs since October 2014.
The class action does not seek to recover unpaid wages (including overtime) for personal trainers incurred at any time after July 7, 2016 at which time the personal trainers became represented by the Workers United Canada Council.
The Statement of Claim alleges, among other things, that Goodlife violated employment standards legislation and its contracts of employment with Class Members by requiring, permitting and/or suffering Class Members to work hours above those scheduled, including hours both above and below the overtime threshold, but failing to appropriately compensate Class Members as required for all hours worked.
The proposed representative Plaintiff
The proposed representative Plaintiff, Carrie Eklund, worked for Goodlife as a personal trainer at Goodlife’s Bathurst and Richmond club in Toronto from November 2014 until August 2015.
If you believe you may be a Class Member and wish to receive information from time to time about the status of this action, register here for further information.
You can also obtain information at goodlifeclassaction.com.
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