Category Archives: Employment Class Action Lawsuits

Learn more about ongoing employment class action lawsuits in California and nationwide involving discrimination in the workplace, wage disputes, overtime claims and more.

How Can I Enter a Class Action Employment Lawsuit in California?

A class action employment lawsuit is a special civil action that helps to simplify a legal employment issue that has affected multiple people at once. It is formed by one individual or a small group of individuals (lead plaintiffs) on behalf of a larger group of people that have experienced the same harm or dissatisfaction from an employer or other entity. Class action lawsuits can be brought against another party in state or federal court, and it can be moved from one court to another according to the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. When Are Class Action Employment Lawsuits Filed? Class action lawsuits are filed when some sort of abuse or negligence by a company is widespread and there are many victims of the negligent or abusive action by the guilty entity. Victims of an unjust action can then group together in a class action lawsuit and try to…
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Recent Employment Class Action Lawsuits

Employment class action lawsuits are fairly common lawsuits. This is because there are many complex employee rights that are dependent on each employer, so it can be pretty easy to overlook, or to simply not know, your employee rights and be exploited. There have been a few employment class action lawsuits in the news recently, so here’s more information on what happened in each one. Knowing about other lawsuits will help you be more informed and prepared if situations like these were to happen in your workplace. Panera Employees File Lawsuit In December 2017, two former Panera employees in D.C. and Alabama filed a class action lawsuit against the St. Louis-based restaurant chain for not paying their overtime wages. Alan Meyer and David Cornelius filed their suit and claimed that they regularly worked over 40 hours a week (up to 60 hours) and didn’t get paid overtime from their assistant…
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What To Do If You Want To Pursue A Class Action Lawsuit

The legal process for an individual is pretty simple and straightforward if you want to pursue an employment lawsuit, but the process can be much more complex if the work issue involves more than one person. Certain employee rights can violate a group of people in the same workplace, so thankfully there’s a special lawsuit for those certain circumstances. Class action cases involve groups of people who want to take a legal action together, either because they received the same injuries from the same product or were discriminated against equally. If you and a group of other employees are interested in pursuing a class action case, there are some things you should know first. What Are the Benefits? In relation to employment laws, employees will usually seek a class action lawsuit if they believe they haven’t been paid the proper wages or weren’t paid the proper overtime wages. This would…
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