EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA — Bee-Clean Building Maintenance has launched a defamation lawsuit against the union that publicly alleged the company intimidated and illegally fired employees, according to the Edmonton Journal.
On October 1, Bee-Clean employees working as janitors at the University of Alberta, all temporary foreign workers, claimed that the company tried to intimidate them out of forming a union, and even threatened deportation, the article noted.
"Those allegations are categorically untrue," Robert Scott, regional director of Bee-Clean, said Tuesday evening.
"We are a service business. Without our employees, and their trust in us, we do not have a business," Scott added.
While the company is fighting claims of intimidation and illegal terminations, it admitted that the group of five employees have rightfully claimed they are owed unpaid overtime: Those employees have launched a lawsuit to get their money, the article stated.
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