Class Action Attorney in Sacramento
Did Multiple People Suffer a Similar Mistreatment?
A group of employees who have been mistreated or abused by an employer
under similar circumstances and/or by similar means can band together
to form a class action lawsuit. The Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton can
help such employees by facilitating the lawsuit and arguing on behalf
of the members of the class.
We have 20+ years of experience in handling many different kinds of
employment law matters for our clients. While clients typically come to us as individuals with
isolated problems, it’s not uncommon for more than one person employed
by the same company to come forward with claims about
discrimination or their employer’s
wage practices. If you believe more than one of your coworkers has been mistreated as
you have been, consult with our class action attorney in Sacramento to
explore your options for taking legal action.
Schedule a free case evaluation with the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton by
getting in touch with us today. Call
(916) 318-3388 or fill out our
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Why Are Class Actions So Important?
There’s strength in numbers. When two or more – sometimes as
many as hundreds or thousands – of people have been similarly mistreated
by the same employer, forming a class action can help everyone address
the injustices they faced. This is especially important for those who
do not have the financial means to pursue a claim on their own.
In the same vein, it’s often uneconomical to move many individual
claims forward where the cost of prosecuting each can exceed the payout.
By forming a class action, many more individuals can be added to a single
case, thus multiplying the potential gross compensation; when dealing
with large corporations that employ thousands, for example, damages can
be awarded in the multimillions and each member receives a share, sometimes
relative to how they were affected.
What Kind of Claims Do Class Actions Involve?
Class action lawsuits can center around any kind of employment law claim.
Some claims are more common or make the news cycle more often than others,
but there are not many limitations on what kinds of claims form class
actions. As always, the key factor is that more than one employee is experiencing
the same or similar kind of mistreatment under similar circumstances.
Typically, however, employment class actions that involve the following
issues are quite common:
- Unpaid wages and overtime
- Employee misclassification
- Improper wage deductions
Wrongful termination and illegal layoffs
- Inaccurate pay stubs
- Unfair or overburdensome severance and release agreements
Unfortunately, there’s no real limit to what can result in a class-action
lawsuit because how employers can mistreat their workers is limitless,
although always illegal.