Employment law class action lawsuits are where an employee files a claim on his or her behalf, and on the behalf of other employees who experienced the same violation. For example, if multiple people were not paid overtime despite working more than 40 hours per week from the same employer, they may be able to join their claims in one lawsuit. A class action lawsuit may be filed to recover damages for the other workers affected by this labor law violation. In this video, Los Angeles employment attorney Michael Jacob explains why people file class action lawsuits and how they work.
A class action is the type of lawsuit where someone brings a claim, not just on their own behalf, but on the behalf of many people that are similarly situated to themselves. For instance, if you know that everyone that you worked with didn’t really get paid overtime, despite the fact that they worked more than eight hours in a day or more than 40 hours in a week, and there was sufficient number of people that experience that same violation, a class action could be brought to recover damages on behalf of all those people that suffer that overtime violation. If you want to know how to take part in a class action, feel free to call us at Kesluk Silverstein and Jacob and we’ll explain to you the process of how you stand on behalf of the class and how you advocate for all of these individuals. As a class representative plaintiff, you will bring a claim for all of these employees who suffered a similar violation to yourself. You can contact us for a consultation at (310) 273-3180 or you can find us online at CaliforniaLaborLawAttorney.com.