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.

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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Are Strength Tests for Jobs Discriminatory?

Is the use of strength tests for employment tantamount to sex discrimination? You’ve probably seen something along the lines of “must be able to lift 25 pounds” on a job posting before. Now, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is raising concerns about strength testing. The class-action lawsuit the group filed alleges that strength testing could indeed be discriminatory against women. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. It involves potential employees at CSX Transportation’s freight rail yard in Huntington. There, the rail company requires its applicants to test their strength on an isokinetic machine. Many employees had no issues with the strength machine, and given the strenuous nature of rail work, this does not seem out of the ordinary. But test results painted a stark difference in outcomes for female applicants. Nearly 9 in 10 men, on average, passed the…
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