Initiating A Class Action Lawsuit To Get Fair Compensation From Your Employer
Class action lawsuits are an important tool for employees in the Orange County area and all of Southern California who have been cheated out of wages. Businesses see huge financial gains when they find ways to get their employees to work off the clock. Unpaid overtime and missed meal and rest breaks may seem like small things on a daily basis, but over time, they can add up to thousands of dollars per year or even more. Employers often count on the fact that lawyer fees and small amounts of damages for individual employees make it unlikely that anyone will sue them for unpaid wages. However, initiating a class action lawsuit allows employees to go after their employer for unpaid wages without paying legal fees up front.
Leveling The Playing Field With A Class Action
Class action lawsuits allow workers who are victims of unfair treatment by an employer to pursue their claims collectively (as a “class”) in one lawsuit. By filing a lawsuit as a class rather than as an individual, it levels the playing field and puts power into the hands of the employees. Class actions are designed to get fair compensation for employees and to hold employers accountable for their actions.
Talk To A Knowledgeable Lawyer About Your Potential Wage And Hour Claim
I am Nima Shivayi, an employment law attorney in Irvine who previously represented employers throughout California. Now I advise and represent Southern California employees. Having substantial experience with wage and hour class actions, I can help you figure out whether your individual wage claims can be brought as a class action on behalf of other workers who have been similarly harmed by your employer. Contact me online or at 949-623-8764 to discuss your claims and go over your next steps.