A group of about 70 temporary foreign workers from the Philippines are suing the Denny’s restaurant chain for wage and hour violations and charging them improper recruitment fees. There are 2 things about the case that make it very significant:
1. It’s one of the first to invoke ESA protections to temporary foreign workers; and
2. The court said it could go forward as a class action lawsuit.
[Dominguez v. Northland Properties Corp., 2012 BCSC 328 (CanLII), March 5, 2012].
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