Class Action

A class action is where a few individuals bring a lawsuit on behalf of a larger class. This type of action is used when an employer has an illegal policy or practice which affects a group of employees the same way. For example, if your employer has a policy of not paying overtime to its qualified employees, you would have a cause of action for failure to pay overtime if you were an employee. However, each of your co-workers would have the same claim as well. So instead of each employee bringing a lawsuit individually, with a class action you could bring suit as a representative of the class. If the class action lawsuit is successful, each member of the class shares in the recovery.

Connor & Sargent has extensive experience litigating class actions. If you are part of a group of people all being wronged in the same way, please contact us to discuss whether a class action is appropriate.