San Diego Employment Litigation
California labor law is violated frequently by employers and in many large companies, these violations can affect a large number of employees. Failing to pay overtime, misclassifying employees as contractors, routinely denying employees family medical leave, or discriminating against a particular group are just a few examples. When large amounts of employees are affected, a class action by the whole class of affected employees is a powerful response and often puts an end to these unfair and illegal practices. There is strength in numbers, and when employees make a collective effort to oppose their employer, they have more leverage.
If you are aware of a pervasive illegal employment practice in the company where you work or worked, consider consulting an experienced employment class action litigation attorney to advocate for your group. Large companies have very aggressive legal teams working in their defense, so you need to have the best lawyers you can find on your side.
The lawyers at the San Diego employment law firm of Harrison & Bodell have been designated Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine, placing us in the top 5 percent of employment lawyers practicing in San Diego. We regularly litigate cases with many employees who have suffered from the unfair employment practices of a large employer. We have achieved superior results for innumerable clients and have earned the respect of other legal professionals, as well as our clients.
Unfair Labor Practices We Litigate
These are some common practices that give rise to employee class actions in San Diego:
- Not paying overtime
- Misclassifying regular employees as management to avoid overtime pay
- Misclassifying regular employees as 1099 contractors to avoid payroll taxes, minimum wages, and overtime
- Requiring employees to work without required breaks
- Routinely denying family medical leave
- Failing to reinstate employees following family medical leave
- Retaliating against employees who take family medical leave
- Discriminating based on race, sex, religion, national origin, or disability
- Pervasive racial, religious or sexual harassment
- Retaliating against employees for filing labor law violation complaints
Free Case Consultation for Labor Class Action in San Diego
If you and your co-workers have reason to believe that your employer has not dealt fairly with you, contact the law office of Harrison & Bodell to schedule a free consultation. We will conduct an investigation, review the evidence, and help you with the paperwork required to file a complaint with the appropriate agency. We will then prepare your case for trial. You will not have to put up any money to retain us, as we accept class action cases on a contingency fee agreement. We are often able to persuade the court to order the employer to pay all of your legal fees, and we may be able to get an award of punitive damages to punish the wrongdoing and deter it in the future.
Act quickly, because there are legal time limits and procedures that must be followed before a lawsuit can be filed.