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Class actions are a type of lawsuit in which one or several individuals sue a common defendant on behalf of a larger group of persons, referred to as “the class.” Class actions are intended to make litigation more efficient and practical where certain issues in dispute are common to all members of the class, and where the class is so large that it would be impracticable for all individuals to bring separate lawsuits. At Olivier & Schreiber LLP, we routinely handle class actions, including complex class actions.

Experienced Class Action Attorneys

The Bay Area class action attorneys at Olivier & Schreiber LLP have extensive and broad experience handling class action lawsuits. We understand the dynamics of handling cases like this, which are often complex but potentially easier to manage than if you were to proceed as a single plaintiff against the defendant.

Common types of class action cases include:

  • Wage & hour – An employer who systematically avoids paying its workers due compensation may be found liable in a class action.
  • Misclassification – An employer cannot systematically misclassify its employees as independent contractors. 
  • Pay Equity – An employer cannot pay its female employees less compensation for doing the same work as their male colleagues.
  • Employment discrimination – An employer who routinely and systematically engages in discriminatory hiring practices or allows a workplace environment where discrimination flourishes can be sued in a class action lawsuit. 
  • Housing discrimination – The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal for landlords to engage in discriminatory practices against current or potential tenants. A landlord who systematically does so, may be found liable in a class action.
  • False advertising and/or misrepresentation – A company is not allowed to falsely advertise its products or services to consumers. If company policy is to provide misleading or untrue information to consumers, then the company may be subject to a class action lawsuit.

How Do Class Action Lawsuits Work?

A class action lawsuit combines many claims by different plaintiffs against a common defendant into one, streamlining the litigation process.

During a class action lawsuit, there will be a lead plaintiff who represents the class. The lead plaintiff works with the attorneys to file the lawsuit and throughout the litigation. Under federal and state law, class actions must meet certain requirements to proceed, and are closely monitored by the courts.

When the case is concluded, and the litigation is successful, all members of the class are bound by the ruling and all members of the class receive compensation regardless of whether they were active or passive during the litigation.

Consult with a Class Action Lawyer Today

If you believe you have been harmed by a practice of your employer, or a service or product provided by a company, contact our firm to discuss the possibility of initiating a class action lawsuit on behalf of you and others.

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