Class action lawsuits are one of the most powerful tools to empower employees against wage theft, discrimination, and unlawful wage and hours violations. Class action employment lawsuits allow the fair and efficient resolution of claims against an employer by numerous employees. A court will allow the separate legal claims to be aggregated into a single action against the employer that has violated federal or state laws. The New York City (NYC) employees harmed by the employer work together to obtain damages from the employer that they share between themselves.
Discuss Your Employment Case With a Class Action Lawyer in New York City (NYC)
The dedicated NYC employment attorneys at Lipsky Lowe LLP protect employees’ right to work free from discrimination while receiving the wages and benefits they’ve earned. If your employer has discriminated against you or violated other employment laws, you may be eligible for a class-action lawsuit. Contact the NYC-based employment lawyers at Lipsky Lowe LLP to schedule your initial consultation to discuss your case with a skilled attorney.
The Benefits of Hiring a Skilled Employment Attorney
Class action lawsuits can be some of the most complicated lawsuits due to the many plaintiffs being involved. When you work with Lipsky Lowe LLP, you can rest assured that we have the financial resources and legal experience to take on complicated class action employment lawsuits in New York and federal courts. Our law firm will take on the risk of going to court, and you won’t have to pay us until we successfully obtain damages on your behalf. We do not get paid unless we are successful in representing you.
Employment Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit in NYC
Many class-action lawsuits in the area of employment law deal with unlawful discrimination. Federal and New York laws prohibit employers from discriminating based on the employee’s membership in a protected class, such as skin color, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, disability, age, or genetic information. All of the following laws protect employees from unlawful discrimination:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA)
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
- New York State Human Rights Law
- New York City Human Rights Law
When an employee faces discrimination based on membership in a protected class, the employee can seek damages from the employer. Discrimination can happen in a wide range of ways. An employer may decline to hire an employee because of the employee’s national origin. An employer may decide to promote employees who are under a certain age to better positions. Alternatively, an employer may punish employees in a certain protected class by giving them the worst assignments and schedules. All of these actions would rise to the level of unlawful discrimination in violation of state and federal law.
Class Action Lawsuits for Wage and Hour Violations
Federal and state laws govern how employers must pay their employees. When employers fail to comply with these regulations, the employee can seek damages. In New York City, wage-and-hour violations are far too common. Some employers are known to withhold wages or force their employees to work off the clock. These types of wage-and-hour violations are prevalent in the service and restaurant industries.
An employer may try to misclassify you as an independent contractor to avoid paying you the benefits that you deserve. In other cases, employers will miscalculate tips or avoid paying employees’ tips altogether. If you discover that this type of unlawful behavior is happening throughout the company you work for, you may be able to bring a class-action lawsuit against your employer. Wage and hour violations add up and could result in millions of dollars of losses to you and your fellow employees.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protects employees from abusive working conditions. It also mandates that employers pay employees at least the minimum wage and overtime pay. New York state law is even more strict when it comes to minimum wage and hour laws. At Lipsky Lowe LLP, our lawyers have extensive experience helping clients recover all of their rightful wages and other types of damages they’ve suffered due to wage theft.
Employee Benefits and ERISA Class Action Lawsuits
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) protects participants in voluntary health plans and pensions. This law requires fiduciaries to abide by essential duties. Fiduciaries are required to act in the best interest of their plant holders and avoid conflicts of interest. If you suspect that your employer is involved in investment negligence or fraud, we recommend discussing your case with one of our skilled attorneys. We may be able to prevent the retirement plan from further damage and recover losses that have already taken place.
Remedies Available in New York City
Employees who have experienced unlawful discrimination are entitled to monetary and non-monetary damages through a class-action lawsuit. At Lipsky Lowe LLP, we will advocate for your employer to treat you with the fairness and dignity you deserve. Our class-action employment law attorneys will pursue the income losses caused by your unlawful termination. We will also pursue loss of employment benefits for failure to promote. You may be entitled to liquid cash damages as well. In each class action lawsuit, we pursue the maximum possible damages for our client to send a message that discriminatory conduct and policies will not be tolerated.
Contact an NYC Employment Law Class Action Lawyer
The employment lawyers at Lipsky Lowe LLP have extensive experience in class action employment litigation. We’ve handled complex employment-based class-action lawsuits on behalf of NYC employees seeking fair treatment in the workplace. Our class action attorneys have empowered workers to fight against unlawful wage theft, discrimination, unlawful hours violations, and fiduciary breaches that put pension plans at risk. Contact Lipsky Lowe LLP today to discuss your case with an experienced class action attorney.