Class Action and PAGA Claims

Class Actions

Along with our co-counsel, our office has recovered almost $50 million dollars in class action cases representing employees in California who are victims of workplace abuses.

Our practice was founded on the single-focused mission of providing strategic and aggressive representation for the prosecution of class action and individual cases on behalf of victims of workplace harassment, discrimination, and wage theft.

What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit is a single lawsuit which is brought on behalf by a group of people (the group is called the “class”) in civil court.  The lawsuit may be filed in either state or federal court, depending on the type of case that it is.  A class action lawsuit may be appropriate where numerous employees have similar claims against their employer.  A class action avoids the difficulty of joining all individual employees in a single suit, as well as the potential for inconsistent verdicts in separate suits.

Usually, only one person needs to file a class action lawsuit, and that person can seek to represent all of the other employees that are “similarly situated.”  That person can be a current employee or a former employee.  That person is called the “class representative” and must act in the best interests of the other similarly situated employees. The class representative must have claims that are typical of the other similarly situated employees.

What Are the Common Types of Class Action Lawsuits?

If you are the victim of workplace abuse (such as unpaid wages, discrimination, or harassment), you may not be the only victim. It is important that you speak to a trained class action lawyer to determine if your case might be suitable for a class action. For example, a lot of the following types of claims can be brought as class actions:

Hiring a Class Action Lawyer

Our office has been representing California employees in class action cases throughout the entire state.  Along with co-counsel, we have successfully and collectively represented over a hundred thousand employees in our class action cases and have recovered almost $50 million dollars for victims of workplace abuse through class action lawsuits.

If you believe that you are a victim of workplace abuse, and want to speak to a class action lawyer, we offer a free confidential consultation.  The lawyers at our office regularly handle class action cases across the entire state of California.  Reach out now for a free confidential consultation and to learn more about class action cases.

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Melmed Law Group was founded to exclusively focus on complex employment litigation matters on behalf of employees. Since its inception, Melmed Law Group P.C. has successfully litigated over 100 class actions throughout the entire state of California.Mr. Melmed was selected as a a Super Lawyers Rising Star, which is an honor reserved for less than 2.5% of California lawyers. It is an honor and a privilege for our firm to be involved in this very rewarding work of seeking to obtain redress on behalf of California’s workers.