California workers reported 3,865 charges of discrimination with the EEOC in 2021. If you experience discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or unpaid wages at your workplace, it’s likely others have, too. When many people have similar experiences, the class action lawsuit enables them to band together to take on a large employer. If your employer allows or engages in discriminatory behavior, the Los Angeles class action attorneys at Tomorrow Law™ can help you get justice.

Our class action attorneys in Los Angeles are some of the few who file class action employment lawsuits in Northern California. Using our experience, relationships, and knowledge, we help workers stand up for their rights and use their collective power to hold employers accountable. Contact us today!

Class Certification for Class Action

What Do Los Angeles Class Action Attorneys Do??

Bibiyan Law Group defends employees’ rights under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Equal Pay Act. While every employment rights violation is unique, most actions follow a similar procedure.

A Class Action Lawyer Listens and Reviews Your Options

When you meet with a class action lawyer for your initial consultation, we will start by asking what happened. We will listen to your concerns and begin to gather facts about the case. We will ask follow-up questions to determine how likely a case is and if your employer violated the law. If others have experienced similar behavior, we will evaluate the merits of a potential class action lawsuit.

A Class Action Lawyer Finds and Certifies the Class

In a class action lawsuit, one or several named plaintiffs represent the class during negotiations and trial. Before a lawsuit becomes a class action, the Los Angeles class action lawyer must find and present the class to the court for certification. The court must certify that the representative plaintiffs’ claims fairly represent the class claims because the case outcome binds the class.

In California, the plaintiff must prove “an ascertainable class” and a “well-defined community of interest among [] members” to obtain certification. Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCCP), which is also the basis for California’s law on class certification, requires:

  • Numerosity: A large number of individuals must have been harmed, making it impractical to bring each claim individually.
  • Commonality: A common question of law or fact must affect all class members.
  • Typicality: The claims of the named class representatives must be typical of the claims of the rest of the class.
  • Adequacy of Representation: The named class representatives must adequately represent the interests of the rest of the class.

These requirements ensure that a class action lawsuit is appropriate and fair for all parties involved. The court has the ultimate say on the efficiency of a class action lawsuit and whether it is the best way to resolve the dispute.

A Class Action Lawyer Investigates the Facts and Gathers Evidence to Support the Claims

A class action lawsuit lawyer will handle all the investigating and collecting of evidence. They can subpoena documents, interview witnesses, and consult with experts. The evidence collected must be strong enough to prove that the defendant is liable for the harm suffered by the class. The evidence must also support the claims of the class as a whole rather than just the individual claims of the named class representatives.

A Class Action Lawyer Represents the Class at Trial

A class action attorney will communicate the class’s claims to the court and the jury. Using witnesses, experts, and other documentation, your attorney will present evidence of the employer’s unlawful behavior. The goal is to persuade the court and the jury of the validity of the class’s claims and to secure a favorable outcome for the class.

A Class Action Lawyer Negotiating Negotiates and Finalizing Finalizes a Settlement

The attorney must carefully evaluate any settlement offers and negotiate the best possible terms for the class, taking into account the strengths and weaknesses of the case and the likelihood of success at trial. This may involve lengthy negotiations and discussions with the defendant’s attorneys. The attorney will advocate for the class and fight to protect their rights and interests during this stage.

If the plaintiffs reach a settlement, the class action attorney will draft and finalize the settlement agreement, ensuring that it includes all the agreed-upon terms and is fair to the class. The attorney will also review any releases or agreements that must be signed by class members as part of the settlement process, ensuring that they are in the best interests of the class.

A Class Action Lawyer Fairly and Equitably Distributes the Compensation to All Class Members

Once the class has reached a settlement or judgment, the compensation must be fairly distributed to all eligible class members. The class action attorney will typically oversee the distribution process. This typically involves identifying eligible class members, calculating individual payments, and distributing the funds. This process can be complex, particularly in cases involving large numbers of class members or complex compensation calculations.

The attorney must also ensure that the distribution process is transparent and that class members can review and understand the distribution. At this stage, the attorney may provide information about the distribution process and answer questions from class members.

Contact the Class Action Attorneys at Tomorrow Law™

Our Los Angeles class action lawyers attorneys serve employees throughout California, particularly warehouse and factory workers in Northern California. We have a record of recovering millions of dollars for employees every year, for example:

  • Unpaid wage settlements—up to $8 million,
  • Sexual harassment settlements—up to $750,000, and
  • Wrongful termination settlements—up to $750,000.

We focus exclusively on defending the employees in employment law cases and doing what is in the their best interest of employees. Our firm’s founder went to a top 3-ranked law school and ensures our lawyers stay knowledgeable about today’s laws, trends, and innovative opportunities. When you hire our firm, you benefit from the teamwork of our 20 employment attorneys in LA, who are ready to fight to defend your rights.

FAQ

What Qualifies for a Class Action Lawsuit?

A claim must meet specific criteria to qualify for a class action lawsuit. These include:

  • Suing each defendant separately would make accountability difficult;
  • Filing lawsuits individually would fail to safeguard the plaintiffs’ rights or interests;
  • There are too many plaintiffs to file a lawsuit individually, which makes it impractical; and
  • One or more parties’ experiences are representative of the class.

If you’re interested in learning more about who and what types of claims qualify for a class action suit and want to speak to a class action lawyer, Los Angeles firm Tomorrow Law™ offers free consultations and is happy to answer your questions.

How Many People Does a Class Action Lawsuit Need?

No set number of individuals must be part of a class to bring a class action lawsuit. Classes can sometimes number in the thousands or even millions of individuals. In other cases, the class may be smaller, consisting of only a few dozen individuals. However, as a general rule, the class must be large enough to benefit from a class action but small enough for the attorney to manage and coordinate the claims of all class members.

What Are the Advantages of a Class Action Lawsuit?

When you join a class-action lawsuit, you are part of a group of individuals similarly affected by your employer’s actions. Other employees who understand what you’re going through will be there to support you. A class-action lawsuit also simplifies the legal process and eases legal burdens. Instead of filing separate lawsuits, a lead plaintiff or plaintiffs file a collective case. One judge presides over all claims in a court and issues a uniform decision for all plaintiffs. Moreover, you can also sue for minor damages through class action lawsuits that might be too costly to sue for as an individual. This streamlined process can save you time and money and increase your chances of success. 

How Do You Initiate a Class Action Lawsuit?

To file a successful class action claim, you must confidently believe that your employer’s actions similarly affected others. However, you don’t need to have contacted these people or have them on board with your lawsuit right from the beginning. What you need is evidence they exist and have suffered similar harm.

To start the process, your attorney will draft a class action complaint that describes the event that caused the harm you experienced. This document will also state that you seek to recover damages for all those similarly harmed. Once they file this document, a judge will review your case to ensure it meets all the requirements. If it does, the judge will allow the class action to proceed.

What Damages Can I Receive in a Class Action Lawsuit?

Depending on the type of employment claim, Los Angeles class action lawyers can help you seek awards for lost wages and benefits, emotional distress, attorney fees, court costs, and any additional out-of-pocket costs. Rarely, a court may also award punitive damages.

How Does a Court Divide Money in a Class Action Lawsuit?

In a class action case, each plaintiff shares a single settlement divided among each participant. Every plaintiff in the suit will take home a share after the suit’s legal costs are covered. However, there are several ways courts divide settlement funds, including:

  • Through a common fund—the settlement is consolidated into a single fund and distributed among members using a predetermined formula;
  • Through asserting a claim—each class member must submit a claim for a predetermined amount; and
  • Through a pro-rata agreement—a lawyer distributes the settlement equally among all confirmed group members.

If numerous plaintiffs join a case, it is important to note that it may significantly reduce the settlement money for each party and may only lead to a few dollars each. It is essential to consider this factor when deciding whether to pursue legal action as a class-action plaintiff.

Should I Choose to Participate in a Class Action Lawsuit?

If you join and the class action lawsuit succeeds, you will receive a share of the damages. However, if the claim is unsuccessful, you may lose the right to sue your employer on your own in the future. If you opt out of the case, you will not be eligible for settlement funds if the case succeeds. Instead, you’ll have the option to file a lawsuit individually. Essentially, if you don’t neatly fit in with the other members or want to file a personal lawsuit, you should exclude yourself. If you fit well with the class the suit represents, including yourself in the case is the simplest option.

We Hold Employers Accountable. We Want To Help

Tomorrow Law™ is devoted to recovering the wages you are owed, and compensating you for any loss that your employer has caused. A legal expert from our Los Angeles law firm can get your case started with a free initial consultation today. Our contingency fee basis ensures that you will never pay out-of-pocket; that is, you do not have to pay any fees unless you win or recover compensation.

Don’t wait – there are statutes of limitations, or time restrictions, on these types of legal matters. Contact the team at Tomorrow Law™ at (323) 675-2374.


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