Class Action Claims
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What is an employment class action lawsuit?
An employment class action lawsuit refers to a lawsuit filed by one or more employees (class representative(s)) on behalf of a larger group of employees (class members) who have similar complaints against the same employer. A class representative(s) files a class-action lawsuit on behalf of a class of employees who have been wronged by the same kind of harassment, discrimination, wage and hour violations, or other labor law violations committed by a common defendant (employer) to get justice on behalf of all members of the class who were wronged.
What qualifies as a class action lawsuit?
Not all employment law claims can proceed as a class action lawsuit under California law. After filing a class-action lawsuit, the case can proceed but a Court must certify the class before a lawsuit can proceed on a class basis. Otherwise, the case will have to proceed on behalf of the individual(s) who filed the suit. When determining whether a class qualifies for a class-action lawsuit, the court will evaluate several factors, including:
- All employees (class members) have suffered similar harm
- They suffered harm from the same employers (defendants)
- There is a sufficient number of employees to warrant a class-action lawsuit instead of individual cases for each employee
- The class representatives are willing to adequately and fairly represent the class members
Minimum requirements for class action lawsuits
In order to file an employment class action lawsuit in Los Angeles or other parts of California, the case must meet the minimum requirements:
- Impracticability. It would not be practical for all class members (employees) to bring individual lawsuits against the employer because a large number of employees have been affected by the employer's actions.
- Commonality. There are legal claims that are common to all class members. There may be only a single issue of fact common to all employees to satisfy the commonality requirement.
- Typicality. The claims brought by the class representatives are typical of the claims of all class members. However, those claims do not necessarily have to be identical.