Our intention was to file a class action lawsuit. After consultations with many attorneys and initial interest from Leigh Dundas, esq and other high profile attorneys we've learned the following:
Class Action Suits are expensive. Each participant must contribute funds. For those who have lost their jobs, that can be yet another insult and disqualify them from representation.
Class Action Suits take a long time. For those suffering under the mandates, those who suffered injuries, and those who lost jobs, a year or more to try to win a suit and get restitution is prohibitive.
Class Action Suits can be difficult to win, and juries can be fickle. Although we believe the law is clear and the mandates violate our civil rights, lawyers live for technicalities and vagaries and if the jury is blind to the issues and unwilling to be educated, it could be a waste of time and money.
So what do we do? We've been wronged and we deserve justice!
We've developed a strategy that revolves around filing civil rights complaints, which do not cost anything. Once a finding of fault is found against our employers for discrimination, then we can hire an atty to sue our employers and/or negotiate a settlement.
Once one employee sues and wins, the flood gates open and the rest of us can file.
One of the brilliant things about this strategy is that our employers MUST reply to every single suit. In a class action they make a singly reply for the group. This can be compared to death of a million cuts. Once one attorney wins, then duplicating that suit is easier and will also cost less to get off the ground.
Step One is to file a complaint. You can do that HERE.