Russell Security Class Action Settlement

Welcome to the Russell Security Class Action Settlement Website!

If you were a Security Guard employed by Russell Security in the Province of Ontario, for the period from January 1, 2017 to August 13, 2021, save and except for those employed under a Collective Agreement, this Settlement may affect your rights.


Payments are expected to be mailed to all eligible class members on September 23, 2022.

On March 12, 2021, a Class Action lawsuit was commenced in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice by Maxim Grigoryev ("Grigoryev" and "Plaintiff") against Russell Security Services Inc. ("Russell Security" and "Defendant"). The lawsuit alleged that Russell Security failed to pay wages for pre-shift off the clock time owing to Class Members ("Class Action"). The claim alleged Class Members were directed to attend work 15 minutes before their scheduled shift without being paid. 

The parties reached an agreement to settle the Class Action. This settlement has been approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

The notice found under the Documents tab describes the Settlement in greater detail, including who it applies to, the details of the Settlement, and the process by which Class Members will be compensated. 

The Claim Fund will be distributed to Class Members on the basis of the Defendant's records of the weeks worked by each Class Member in the Class Period. Once calculations of Class Member entitlements are completed, the Settlement Administrator will disribute a Notification Letter to each Class Member setting out the amount of their share of the Claim Fund based on the Defendant's records.

Class Members do not need to do anything to receive a cheque other than ensure their updated address and contact information are provided to the Settlement Administrator. 

Important Dates

Event Date
Objection Deadline December 6, 2021
Opt Out Deadline Decembe 17, 2021
Approval Hearing December 20, 2021