CALIFORNIA CLASS ACTIONS ATTORNEYS
Class action lawsuits are designed to represent an entire class of individuals at once. In a class action suit, a named plaintiff represents the members of the suit. Class action lawsuits are particularly well suited for employment cases. Employees who have been denied their rightful wages may join together in a class action suit against a singular employer in an effort to right the wrongs against them. If you are part of a group that has been denied employee benefits, and/or if you are a protected class, a class action suit may be a viable option to obtain the desired results of your claim. Fernandez & Lauby LLP offers a free initial consultation to discuss the class action option. To schedule your appointment call us at 888-959-8508.
You Are Not Alone - Join a Class Action Lawsuit Against Your Employer
If you are a victim of wage and hour violations, discrimination or harassment at your place of work, chances are you are not alone. Your employer may be engaging in illegal activities as a standing operating procedure.
At Fernandez & Lauby LLP, our trial attorneys have experience leading class action lawsuits against corporate employers of all sizes throughout Southern California. Call us to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Riverside, Palm Desert or Irvine. During your consultation, we will investigate the nature of the violation to determine whether you have an individual claim that can be negotiated or taken to court to litigate. In the event you are part of an aggrieved class of victims of illegal policies at your company, you may be eligible for special compensation for starting the class action.
Why a Class Action Rather Than a Single Claim for Your Employment Law Claim?
Often, employers do not take individual claims for damages seriously. It is too easy to negotiate a settlement and hope that the aggrieved employee will simply take the money and leave the job. Often, nothing changes in terms of policy and the damages are often not punishing enough. A class action lawsuit means that the total amount of damages is often significantly higher, including significant penalties. In addition, adding the weight of evidence from many victims' voices generally carries more water with a jury. The company knows that.
How Do You Know If You Are Part of a Class?
Frankly, you probably don't know whether you can join others in a class action lawsuit against your employer unless you talk to an experienced lawyer. Chances are, there will be other employees who are afraid to come forward to file a claim about discrimination or wage and hour violations. Once a class action starts, that is our job. Your job will be protected and it is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you or other members of the group in any way.
Not sure? Contact us. You talk. We'll listen. Then we'll handle everything.
Class Action Lawsuits for Protected Classes in the Workplace:
One of the advantages of a class action suit is that it significantly raises the amount requested for damages. The named defendant - for example, an employer - will tend to take the case far more seriously than if just a single plaintiff is represented. Class action lawsuits may be effective for:
Workplace discrimination allegations
Wrongful termination of numerous employees
Pay disputes regarding overtime wages
Other workplace issues
Class Action Issues:
Class action lawsuits may address various employment law issues in the workplace. These may include:
Whether an employee is correctly exempted from overtime
Whether overtime is correctly applied - e.g., the 8 hour day and 40 hour week overtime rule
Meal periods - whether they are correctly timed
Breaks during the workday - are they properly calculated
Other work issues and benefits that affect numerous individuals
Contract disputes affecting numerous employees
Whistleblower cases involving several plaintiffs
Others - ask your attorney
Contact an Inland Empire Class Action Lawsuit Attorney for a Complimentary Consultation:
A class action lawsuit requires the ability to manage multiple cases simultaneously. At the law firm of Fernandez & Lauby LLP we have represented thousands of clients over the past 15 years. While the majority of cases are settled out of court, as litigators we are intimately familiar with California and federal laws that pertain to employment issues and we are prepared to take the case to trial when appropriate. We offer a complimentary consultation to assess your case and to review viable courses of action. To schedule your free case review, call Fernandez & Lauby LLP at 888-959-8508.