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Class Action Lawsuits Frequently Asked Questions
A class action is a type of lawsuit that one person can file on behalf of a group of people who have been harmed by their employer's a common policy or practice. A common example is when employers fail to provide employees with meal and rest breaks because they understaff their business. A class action is an efficient way to recover wages for workers or address a common harm for a large group of people.
There is more power in numbers, and a class action lawsuit sends a message to employers that they won't get away with violating their employees' rights.
Our attorneys can help assess whether you may be able to file a case as a class action. One person can potentially represent a class and bring a class action on behalf of a group of people if the group is hurt by common conduct, the group includes numerous individuals, and the class representative will adequately represent the group. My employer is being sued in a class action law suit, do anything to participate?In Washington, under state law, you do not need to "opt-in" to be in a class action if you are in the class. If you believe you are in a class or you aren't sure if you are in a class and you would like more information, contact our attorneys. If you'd like to provide information related to a class action lawsuit, contact our office and speak with one of our team members.
Washington law makes terminating or retaliating against an employee for providing testimony in a lawsuit or initiating a lawsuit for wage theft a gross misdemeanor.
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Washington is an at-will employment state, which means that an employer can terminate an employee for any reason. However, there are many exceptions to the at-will employment rule. An employee who has been terminated for a discriminatory reason, in retaliation for reporting unlawful conduct, or in retaliation for reporting issue with your wages.
An arbitration agreement can hinder your ability to bring a class action lawsuit. If you have questions about a specific arbitration agreement, contact us for a free consultation.
It is not uncommon for employers to violate meal and rest break laws. Some of the ways employers violate meal and rest break laws is by automatically deducting money for meal breaks that don't occur, requiring employees or allowing employees to work during their meal periods, failing to comply with the strict timing requirements for meal and rest breaks.
Employers sometimes classify employees as exempt from overtime and other laws improperly. If you are concerned you've been misclassified, contact Entente Law for a free case consultation.