Class-Action Employment Cases
We use the term "class action" generally to mean claims brought under court rules permitting class actions, collective "opt-in" actions, and multiple plaintiff cases. Some of these cases involve the employees at a single location, other times all the employees in a particular job classification across the country are involved. Class-action cases involving discrimination can occur when job applicants or employees are treated differently than other individuals due to their race, gender, national origin, religion, mental or physical disability or age. The discrimination can occur in hiring practices, transfers, demotions, job assignments, terminations, harassment, compensation, benefits and many other employment-related areas.
A group of employees may often be able to achieve more in a class-action lawsuit than they would pursuing the matter as individuals. Our firm has over 50 years of employment law experience and has represented many different employee groups in class-action cases. We are dedicated and resourceful litigators who will vigorously fight for the justice you deserve. This includes cases involving:
- Sexual harassment
- Hostile work environment
- Wage and hour violations
Every person in a class-action lawsuit must seek redress of the same type of violation. The court will permit a class-action case when there are so many plaintiffs with similar legal issues that it isn't practical to have each person file his or her own suit. Class actions can result in either a court judgment or settlement. Our firm can effectively represent all plaintiffs in a lawsuit, and will provide unwavering and committed advocacy throughout your case.
How Moody & Warner Can Help
If you wish to file a class-action lawsuit against an employer, contact an attorney at Moody & Warner. We have represented many employees in class-action suits and can provide you with legal advice on how to proceed with your claim.
Abercrombie & Fitch Hiring Practices
New Mexico Employment Lawyer Handling Discrimination Claims
Abercrombie & Fitch is a multibillion-dollar apparel retailer that targets teenage and college-age shoppers. Youth are a major focus of this company. In fact, the retailer's CEO has even made statements that have indicated Abercrombie & Fitch's focus on youth throughout every facet of the business operation. While it is perfectly fine for a company to know what type of audience it is targeting, it is not OK when that company starts discriminating against job applicants or employees simply because they do not have a certain image, whether that is a "youthful" image or some other type of image.
Abercrombie & Fitch has actually been sued on multiple occasions for alleged employment discrimination, including age discrimination, race discrimination and even religious discrimination. Our New Mexico employment law attorneys at Moody & Warner are investigating the retail chain's hiring practices — both at the store level and at the corporate level — in order to uncover any policies or actions that involve age discrimination. If you are age 40 or older and have been either unfairly denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch or unfairly terminated from the company, we want to hear your story! If you have any type of information regarding Abercrombie & Fitch's hiring practices, we encourage you to speak with our employment law firm.
Abercrombie & Fitch's History Of Discrimination Lawsuits
In one of Abercrombie & Fitch's class-action lawsuits, the retailer was sued by thousands of plaintiffs in 2003 for allegedly discriminating against Latinos, African-Americans and Asian-Americans in its hiring and employment practices. As a result of the lawsuit, the company reached a settlement in 2004 in which it agreed to hire a vice president for diversity and diversity recruiters, as reported by The New York Times. The company also agreed to pay $40 million to the plaintiffs.
There are also many other lawsuits that have occurred in recent years. In one case, a 55-year-old former pilot of the clothing company's corporate jet sued Abercrombie & Fitch, claiming that he was terminated because of his age, according to ABC News. Another lawsuit sought damages for two Muslim women who said they were discriminated against because they were not willing to take off their hijabs, or head scarves, during work. That lawsuit was settled in 2013, with the company paying the women monetary damages and agreeing to change its policies regarding hijabs and religious accommodations, according to The Guardian.
Don't Accept Discrimination. Take Action!
No one should have to be denied a job or treated unfairly at work simply because of his or her age, gender, religion, race, etc. If you are the victim of employment discrimination committed by Abercrombie & Fitch or any other employer, you need to take action to put a stop to this unjustifiable behavior and to seek compensation for the hardship you suffered. Contact us so we can help you fight for justice!