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Shaw Canada L.P. employees and retirees file lawsuit against Shaw Group for wrongful dismissal and amounts owing to Shaw Canada

Shaw Canada L.P. employees and retirees file lawsuit against Shaw Group for 
wrongful dismissal and amounts owing to Shaw Canada Pension Plan 
TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - On December 20, 2012, terminated Canadian 
employees and retirees of Shaw Canada L.P. filed a lawsuit against The Shaw 
Group Inc., an engineering multi-national based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and 
other related defendants, for wrongful dismissal and for payment of amounts 
owing to the Shaw Canada Pension Plan in the total amount of $39,249,810. 
The lawsuit arises out of the mass termination of all employees of Shaw Canada 
in August 2012 and the abandonment by Shaw Group of the underfunded Shaw 
Canada Pension Plan. 
The lawsuit alleges that Shaw Group is the common employer of the Canadian 
employees and is liable for severance pay owing to the employees. The 
lawsuit also alleges that Shaw Group is the administrator of the Shaw Canada 
Pension Plan and owes a fiduciary duty to the Shaw Plan members which it has 
breached. The Shaw Canada Pension Plan is underfunded by approximately $5.7 
million. 
The lawsuit also alleges that Shaw Group and the defendants acted in a manner 
that was oppressive to the Canadian employees and retirees, and that the 
defendants conspired to orchestrate the bankruptcy of Shaw Canada to evade 
paying severance pay and amounts owing to the Shaw Canada Pension Plan. 
"Rather than winding down Shaw Canada in an orderly and responsible manner and 
providing prior notice to the employees that their employment would be 
terminated, the claim alleges that Shaw Group has not paid legal severance 
obligations owing to its Canadian employees and has not paid amounts owing to 
the Shaw Canada Pension Plan or its windup", said Andrew J. Hatnay, partner 
with Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto who represents the Canadian employees and 
retirees. 
A senior manager with Shaw Canada who is one of the terminated employees, says 
that "The employees have been attempting to resolve the payment of their 
severance pay with Shaw Group for months and have been stone-walled. We now 
have no choice but to seek a remedy in the courts". 
For further information or a copy of the Statement of Claim, please  contact 
Koskie Minsky LLP, counsel for the employees and retirees at  1.855.595.2624 
orshawbankruptcy@kmlaw.ca. 
For media inquiries, please contact Andrew J. Hatnay atahatnay@kmlaw.ca. 
SOURCE: Koskie Minsky LLP 
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CO: Koskie Minsky LLP
ST: Ontario
NI: LAW VERDICTS LAWVIEWS  
-0- Dec/20/2012 22:38 GMT
 
 
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