Respected recruitment and immigration firm seeks damages for breach of contract, defamation of character in aftermath of public comments by McDonald's Canada CEO.
Regina, Saskatchewan (MMD Newsire) August 5, 2014 -- Actyl Group, a firm that provides international workforce solutions to Canadian businesses and organizations, is taking legal action against McDonald's Canada for violating the terms of their contracts.
The lawsuit comes after the fast-food chain was accused of abusing Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program earlier this year, prompting changes to the program at the federal level. Actyl, based in Regina, is also seeking damages for defamation as a result of recent comments by McDonald's Canada CEO John Betts about the TFW program on a conference call widely reported by the news media.
"Unfortunately, McDonald's Canada has been uncooperative and unresponsive in paying the fees owed to our company per signed contracts, forcing us to take legal action," said Linda West, president and CEO of Actyl Group. "By breaching the terms of our contracts, the company has cost Actyl a substantial amount of money, and has caused a loss of future business."
"Our company provides real opportunities to people across Canada and in countries around the world," West said. "We help Canadian businesses grow and thrive by finding and recruiting the skilled workers they need, which in turn helps grow our national economy. We are proud of the services we deliver, particularly those related to the Temporary Foreign Worker program."
The lawsuit has been filed in Manitoba with the Court of the Queen's Bench, Winnipeg Centre. A jury of six Manitobans will determine the damages involved and the compensation McDonald's Canada should provide to Actyl. File No. CI 14-01-90447
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