Proposed class-action lawsuit claims AHS breached contracts with foreign-trained doctors – CBC

Statement of claim alleges clinical assistants have been denied overtime pay

Sep 10, 2023

A proposed class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of clinical assistants and clinical surgical assistants has been launched against Alberta Health Services.

A statement of claim filed in Calgary Court of King’s Bench on Aug. 12 alleges the health authority has failed to pay overtime and provide rest periods to clinical assistants since 2016.

The claim alleges AHS breached and continues to breach terms of employment contracts and its duty of care to the representative plaintiff and class members.

Robert Erickson, the lawyer for representative plaintiff Julia Ionina said he and his client are not prepared to comment at this time.

AHS spokesperson James Wood said AHS cannot comment as the case is before the courts. On Wednesday he told CBC News a statement of defence had not been filed.

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