A Defendant is required to serve and file a Defence within 20 days of being served with the Plaintiff’s Claim. If a Defendant fails to do so, the Plaintiff can obtain Default Judgment against the Defendant, which means judgment is granted to the Plaintiff.
You can sue people or businesses in the Small Claims Court provided the claim relates to the recovery of money, personal property or possessions, and is $25,000 or less.
Small Claims Court Series - Part 2: Steps in a Proceeding
This is Part 5 of our 9-Part Series on Small Claims Court proceedings. Last week we provided an overview of Defences. This week we will be discussing a Defendant’s Claim:
After retiring from the Air Force as an airplane mechanic, Mike got a job at an airport. When he accepted the job, he was given a copy of the Code of Conduct which indicated that the employer defined harassment as any behavior, often recurrent in nature, which negates an individual’s dignity and the respect to which they are entitled because the behavior is offensive, embarrassing or humiliating.
Does someone owe you money but won’t pay it back? Are you curious about the Small Claims Court? Do you want to learn how to navigate your way through a legal proceeding?
If I have to close my store on short-notice, what do I have to pay my employees who were scheduled/able to work but didn’t, or who worked less than three hours before I sent them home?
I have a disabled child who receives benefits from the Ontario Disability Support Program. Do I need to make any special arrangements for him in my Will? Has the law changed recently?
My spouse and I are separating and my spouse owns our home. Do I have to move out because I am not on title to the property?
I was rear-ended and injured in a motor vehicle accident while driving to work. Am I supposed to file a claim with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)?