Drywaller suing WSIB for $6-million (VIDEO). Our most-viewed video this yearCanadian Contractor
If you haven't seen this video yet, watch it if you can. A contractor is taking it to the WSIB in the courts. Now, that's a switch.
This video, which we posted about a month ago, has become the most-watched video in the two-year history of our website.
Sean Keane, president of Keyon Drywall, was audited by the Ontario WSIB in 2006. By 2007, they were hitting him up for $340,000 in back-premiums for his workers (averaging around 50), which WSIB claimed were employees. Keane claimed they were independent operators. After great difficulty in getting a proper hearing, WSIB withdrew its claim for the $340,000, more than three years after Keane was first asked to pay up. The WSIB admitted that it had been… wrong.
But Keyon Drywall had folded by this time.
In 2010, Keane decided to sue the WSIB for their “negligent” audit.
The Durham, Ont.-based contractor has decided to publish all his court documents – and a lot of other paperwork supportive to his case – at a website he has just launched called wsibdefence.ca.
The lawsuit is nowhere near resolution more than three years later. Another round of “examination for discovery” (essentially, both sides declaring their evidence openly) won’t take place until March.