The recoveries for individuals in employment class actions are generally not large; one of the main benefits sought is often just to get the employer to stop the unfair practices. Class Representatives are, however, usually eligible for extra service or incentive awards. These awards are usually in the range of $500 to $20,000, with the largest being nearly $100,000. Class Representatives have certain responsibilities to assist during the litigation and to act in the best interests of the class members. The Class Representative awards are based on factors such as their individual damages, the amount of assistance provided to the attorneys, and how much compensation was paid to the class members.
If you are aware of an unfair employment practice that has affected not only you, but a larger group of employees in a similar way, give Pelton Graham a call for a no cost evaluation of the situation. Class actions are complex and expensive cases to bring, but if the case has merit, you can count on us to pursue it diligently on your behalf. If you are a group of consumers who have been wronged in a similar way, find out more about consumer class action lawsuits.