What makes a class action lawsuit?
Most people have probably received notices in the mail saying they might be part of a class action suit being filed, maybe you have as well. In some cases if you filled out their paperwork, sometime down the road you may get a small check for being included as a “named member” in the case.
Not exactly the life changing stuff of movies right? But before you get bored, LOOK AT THE AWARDS we have secured for our clients.
Our class action cases typically pay out more for two very important reasons:
We Are Not Just An Employment Law Firm:
Along with other national firms, we filed one of “the largest cases of its kind” on behalf of our clients, and customers were awarded $1 Billion dollars in the case against AT&T.
It is easier to ignore one small voice than the shout of a crowd.
A class action suit, or representative action, is filed when there are multiple employees who have been wronged in a similar manner. In some cases, we use an individual representing a larger group, (a class representative) or a conglomeration of separate complaints. Depending on the area of violation, the case will fall under state and or federal laws.
3 Keys Filing a Class Action:
Why Should You File A Class Action Case?
Often it is much easier to win a case or get a good settlement when there are multiple employees who have experienced similar problems at work. Whether that’s DISCRIMINATION, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, WRONGFUL TERMINATION or WAGE AND HOUR violations, it can be much easier to prove that a company or supervisor has a habit of abuses and therefore strength each individual complaint. This can also mean better awards to each individual plaintiff as well.
To File a Class Action Lawsuit your case must pass the “CANT” test:
One of the first things we do is examine your individual case to determine if you are best served as an individual or as a representative of a class action.
The sad truth is there will always be companies willing to put profits ahead of doing what’s right. That’s why I built United Employees Law Group to fight for the employee!