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  1. Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP has commenced a class action against BlackBerry Limited (“BlackBerry”) on behalf of a group of BlackBerry’s employees working in Ontario and across Canada.

    Update. June 12th, 2019

    BlackBerry is seeking leave to appeal the decision of Justice Charbonneau dated May 27th, 2019 certifying our action as proper to proceed as a class action.

    No date has as yet been fixed for the hearing of the BlackBerry motion. We will provide an update once further details are available.

    Update. May 30th, 2019

    The Ontario Superior Court certified a class proceeding against BlackBerry.

    The Ontario Superior Court of Justice certified a class proceeding against BlackBerry Ltd. Impacted BlackBerry employees allege the company terminated their employment when BlackBerry allowed its business partner, the Ford Motor Co. of Canada, to offer them new employment without providing any clear offer of continued employment with BlackBerry. With no clear offer of employment from BlackBerry, the impacted employees accepted employment with Ford, without receiving severance from BlackBerry and with no recognition of their seniority from Ford.

    The Representative Plaintiff, David Parker, was one of the BlackBerry employees who agreed to employment with Ford after BlackBerry would not provide him with any certainty about his future employment with BlackBerry. He started this Action in 2017 on behalf of the impacted employees with Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP as Class Counsel.

    In a decision this week, Justice Michel Charbonneau concluded that Parker’s application satisfies the criteria for a class proceeding, as outlined in the Class Proceedings Act. Justice Charbonneau certified the class proceeding on behalf of:

    All persons in Canada who were employees and/or dependant contractors of BlackBerry Limited (“BlackBerry”), who worked for BlackBerry in Canada and who were offered and accepted employment with the Ford Motor Company of Canada (“Ford”) between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017, while excluding BlackBerry employees who filed a complaint pursuant to section 96 of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 seeking termination pay and/or severance pay and did not withdraw that complaint within two weeks.

    Parker is named as the representative plaintiff on behalf of these employees. Most of the 300 affected employees are based in Waterloo and Ottawa, Ontario with the rest scattered throughout Ontario and Nova Scotia.

    BlackBerry employees interested in more information about the class action should contact our team by reaching out to Leigh Norton: leigh.norton@nelliganlaw.ca and (613) 231-8216. We also encourage them to provide their contact information through the BlackBerry Class Action contact form at the bottom of this page to receive updates about this case.

    We will provide further information for impacted employees once that becomes available.

  2. I know, I am late, but I was using BB since when I was born (2005). Happy Birthday BlackBerry! Looking for more success.

  3. Blackberry must try to produce budget smartphones for Indian Subcontinent. Once they get trusted users in India, there's no way of stopping. & also happy belated birthday

  4. BlackBerry arranged to transfer over 300 employees across Canada to a business partner. Only after employees accepted employment with the business partner, BlackBerry informed the employees that they had resigned their employment. Blackberry provided resignation letters for the employees to sign and dictated their last date of employment. Blackberry stated that the transfer is not a sale of business, meaning the employees will lose all of their years of service.

    BlackBerry’s actions amount to a termination of the employees’ employment. This entitles these employees to statutory, common law, and/or contractual entitlements on termination. BlackBerry has stated that it will not pay BlackBerry employees any of these entitlements, despite the fact that employees lose all of their years of service.

    BlackBerry has breached its duties of good faith and honesty, and has knowingly misled the employees. BlackBerry structured this transaction in such a way as to avoid paying these employees their statutory entitlements.

    We seek damages for the plaintiffs for minimum provincial statutory entitlements on termination, contractual entitlements on termination, and/or common law entitlements on termination. We are also asking for bad faith and punitive damages, as well as costs.

    Plaintiffs in the class action include individuals who were employees and/or dependent contractors of BlackBerry Limited in Canada, and who were offered and accepted employment with the business partner.

  5. Crazy Trudeau has time to speak on behalf of blackberry but what about other important issues that have yet to be adressed when are you gonna find time for that you big feminist show goat.

  6. BlackBerry arranged to transfer over 300 employees across Canada to a business partner. Only after employees accepted employment with the business partner, BlackBerry informed the employees that they had resigned their employment. Blackberry provided resignation letters for the employees to sign and dictated their last date of employment. Blackberry stated that the transfer is not a sale of business, meaning the employees will lose all of their years of service.

    BlackBerry’s actions amount to a termination of the employees’ employment. This entitles these employees to statutory, common law, and/or contractual entitlements on termination. BlackBerry has stated that it will not pay BlackBerry employees any of these entitlements, despite the fact that employees lose all of their years of service.

    BlackBerry has breached its duties of good faith and honesty, and has knowingly misled the employees. BlackBerry structured this transaction in such a way as to avoid paying these employees their statutory entitlements.

    We seek damages for the plaintiffs for minimum provincial statutory entitlements on termination, contractual entitlements on termination, and/or common law entitlements on termination. We are also asking for bad faith and punitive damages, as well as costs.

    Plaintiffs in the class action include individuals who were employees and/or dependent contractors of BlackBerry Limited in Canada, and who were offered and accepted employment with the business partner.

  7. BlackBerry is one of the communication leading companies, and it's also the security leader, and as we know, BlackBerry can be the best IOT company in the next decade, also BlackBerry have to make the AI better.

    All of this and then we need to see a SuperSmartPhone from BlackBerry not just the software but also everything else, we want to see BBOS 10.5 and a new BlackBerry made in house, I'm using BlackBerry devices since the BlackBerry Storm 9500, and I've never used another company as my own phone (I'm reselling phones and I've tested almost every kind of famous phones like iPhones and Samsungs and Sonys and LGs etc…), because i found the reality of a Smartphone in BlackBerry Devices.

    I hate android and i tried to test it as a full day OS with the BlackBerry Priv but it's just awful, in fact my Z30 is better than the Priv in many cases like the camera and the multitasking and more.

    I have a plan to make the BlackBerry better again, I've contacted you ( BlackBerry) many times without any replies. So If you want I'm ready to help because i need a new BBOS phone actually

  8. Happy birthday Blackberry~! 🙂
    You'll always have a special place in the tech community's heart.

    …even if you never release a Classic 2, Priv 2, or Passport 2 with fingerprint sensor and/or facial recognition.. nudge nudge 😉