Class Action Lawsuit
A “class action” is a civil suit brought by one or more people on behalf of themselves and others who are similarly situated. That is, the all are part of a group of individuals in a substantially similar circumstance where the common issues are the most critical to the lawsuit. For example, a class action would be appropriate if a large number of employees all do not get paid overtime or are not given meal breaks.
The inquiry in a class action lawsuit is always typicality, commonality and numerosity. It is this latter concept (ie, the number of employees affected by the alleged illegal practice) that is the most difficult to satisfy. Generally, courts are reluctant to certify classes of less than 50 but in one case, 19 employees were able to satisfy this requirement. It is not unheard of to ask the court to certify sub-classes as well (say, some employees are complaining only about breaks missed while others in the same lawsuit are improperly classified as “exempt” and denied overtime.).
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