Newspaper article The Canadian Press

BlackBerry Says It Met All Obligations to Employees at Centre of Class Action

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

BlackBerry Says It Met All Obligations to Employees at Centre of Class Action

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BlackBerry to fight severance lawsuit

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OTTAWA - BlackBerry says it has met all of its obligations to employees who allege in a proposed class-action lawsuit that they lost severance entitlements after being transferred to another employer.

In a statement of claim on behalf of more than 300 former BlackBerry employees, an Ottawa law firm says BlackBerry (TSX:BB) has stated the transfer was "not a sale of business," meaning the employees will lose all of their years of service entitlements without any compensation.

The claim filed by Nelligan O'Brien Payne contends the smartphone software company structured the transfer to circumvent paying such entitlements.

The allegations in the statement of claim have not been proven in court.

BlackBerry says it reviewed the claims and is confident it complied with all of its obligations to its employees. …

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