Fullerton Employment Attorneys
The Fullerton Employment Lawyers at Bisnar Chase are dedicated to ensuring your workplace health and safety. Millions of workers experience harassment at some point, and many times let it go. This is unfortunate and should be reported.
With over 40 years of experience, out attorneys have the know-how, skills and resources to take on and win the most complex cases other well-known law firms have denied.
Our law firm has a 96% success rate and has won over $500 Million for our clients. The paralegals, mediators, negotiators, lawyers and other legal staff members of Bisnar Chase are 5-Star rated and known for their professionalism, positive energy and great environment. The Newport Beach office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, and you are encouraged to come meet and speak with us about your case.
If you have experienced workplace harassment, job and or worker violations at your work, call us for your Free consultation at 949-203-3814.
The Advantages of Filing a Class Action lawsuit
When a number of employees have suffered the same type of mistreatment in the hands of an employer, they can band together and file what is known as a class action lawsuit.
If, for example, a major corporation has failed to pay its employees overtime, the many workers affected by the corporation’s wrongdoing can file a single lawsuit together.
There are positives and negatives to any Orange County class action lawsuit and anyone considering becoming a part of a class action should discuss all of their options with a Fullerton employment lawyer.
There are many potential advantages to filing a class action lawsuit.
- Aggregation of a number of lawsuits into one lawsuit increases the efficiency of the legal process
- Having many potential claimants for one legal team is considerably cheaper than having many claims with multiple attorneys involved.
- There will be no need for the same witnesses to testify in each case.
- Some of the best employment lawyers may not be interested in handling a small claim case for an individual. If, however, many cases are combined into a larger class action suit, then, the claimants will have an easier time securing a skilled and resourceful attorney who has experience fighting large corporations.
- Compensation that is recovered will be evenly distributed among the members of the class.
- A large class action suit against a corporation is likely to bring about a change in the company’s policies. While a small, individual lawsuit may not affect how a company does business, a large class action lawsuit may actually inspire change for the betterment of the workforce.
- Class action lawsuits have the power to give a voice to the powerless. Someone who cannot afford an employment lawyer and who cannot stand up to a negligent corporation may benefit by joining a class action lawsuit.
Disadvantages in Filing a Class Action Lawsuit
A class action is not the best legal option for all potential claimants. If the claimants win their case, there will be a settlement that is divided equally between them. This means that someone who has suffered losses that are greater than the other claimants may want to pull out of the class action lawsuit and file a separate claim.
There is also the potential for a class action lawsuit decision to bind all of the plaintiffs to a small benefit.
Top 5 Most Common Types of Workplace Harassment & Violations
Without getting into specifics and one by one cases, there are 5 main types of workplace harassment and inappropriate behavior.
Here is a list of the Top 5 most common types of workplace harassment and violations:
1. Verbal Harassment: This can consist of many things, such as:
- imitating or mimicking an employee's foreign accent
- constantly pestering other co-workers to do things like go on breaks, lunch every day, hang out after work, on holidays and weekends, especially when they express not wanting to
- teasing or asking inappropriate questions about genetic disorders, sexual preference or other personal information
2. Physical Harassment:
- pushing, shoving, kicking or any unwanted physical acts of aggression
- hand, face or body gestures representing derogatory demeanor
- physical confrontations, whether serious or joking can result in serious, catastrophic and permanently disabling injuries, and in unfortunate cases, death. To learn more on improper workplace roughhousing, aggression and work accidents, visit Osha.com. Job accidents are something to take very serious in every work environment.
3. Visual Harassment:
- showing a co-worker inappropriate personal pictures containing violence, nudity or pornography
- gestures of an inappropriate and derogatory nature
4. Emotional Harassment:
- making fun of or publicly embarrassing others
- just because you find a situation or something you say harmless, doesn't necessarily mean that it is not hurtful to someone else
5. Mental Harassment:
- similar to emotional harassment, mental harassment can go on for a long time before it is ever presented as an issue
- guilting, belittling, snide comments, being micro-managed or mentally strained, while those doing the harassing are protected by authority, leverage or systematic priority
The 5 examples of harassment in the workplace can all vary drastically depending on the individuals situation and circumstances. Sometimes these types of harassment can go on unseen for days, weeks, months and even years. Sexual Harassment can fit into each of these types of harassment, depending on the way the sexual harassment is performed.
When there are people who are very direct and outspoken who may have no problem at all speaking up for themselves, more reserved and introverted individuals may have a more difficult time doing so.
It may not be the case of a person being too afraid to speak up for themselves, but quite often, it is due to fear of losing their job, losing a possible promotion or not getting a raise or bonus.
Regardless of financial stability, dependence and keeping your job, if harassment of any kind is being experienced or has been experienced, don't waste any more of your time, take action, and make things right for you and potentially other victims to this harassment.
Examples of Workplace Class Action Lawsuits
Class action claims are common in employment law because a company that treats one employee poorly is likely mistreating many employees. Common issues such as overtime pay, improper deductions and employee misclassification disputes are common at large corporations.
Overtime pay disputes may involve a company regularly refusing to pay employees overtime for working over eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. They may also involve a failure to provide adequate meal and rest breaks to their employees. Companies involved in an improper deduction claim may be responsible for wrongfully splitting commissions.
Corporations in trouble for misclassification disputes may wrongfully claim an employee is exempt from overtime because of their position or they may wrongfully consider an employee an independent contractor instead of a full time employee worthy of proper pay and benefits.
Contact a Fullerton Employment Lawyer
If you worry that you and your coworkers are being cheated or mistreated by your employer, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced Fullerton employment lawyer. The reputed Fullerton employment attorneys at Bisnar Chase have a successful track record of fighting for the rights of workers.
Whether your employer fails to provide benefits, refuses to pay overtime, fosters a workplace environment that allows sexual harassment or racial discrimination or simply mistreats employees, please call us at 949-203-3814 or contact us to better understand your legal rights and options.