Overtime lawsuit headed to appeal

A woman fighting for overtime from Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerceis appealing an Ontario judge’s decision to deny giving class-actionstatus to the plaintiffs’ law suit.

A woman fighting for overtime from Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is appealing an Ontario judge’s decision to deny giving class-action status to the plaintiffs’ law suit.

Justice Joan Lax said last month that the civil suit didn’t meet the test to be a class action because the individual claims of CIBC employees would have to be resolved on a case-by-case basis.

One of the lawyers for the lead plaintiff says in a statement that there are compelling reasons to treat this as a class action.

The suit was filed two years ago by Dara Fresco, a teller in one of the bank’s Toronto branches.

She said in a statement yesterday that her experience from working in a dozen branches of the CIBC is that unpaid overtime is a regular occurrence.

 
 
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