Defending Employers Against Class Action Lawsuits
Class action lawsuits pose a significant and costly threat to businesses. You have the right to defend yourself against them. Gordon L. Osaka, P.C., can help. We have more than 40 years of trial experience, including defending class actions involving employment law issues such as:
- Discrimination (age discrimination, disability discrimination, race discrimination, gender discrimination and more)
- Sexual harassment
- Wage and hour claims (failure to pay overtime, misclassification as exempt or nonexempt, working off the clock, donning and doffing, timely payment of last paycheck, and more)
Our team is available to defend employers in Portland, Oregon, and throughout the United States.
On The Cutting Edge Of Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Oregon wage and hours laws and class action laws are numerous and complex. Knowing how damaging class action lawsuits can be for employers, we believe in taking immediate action. In Oregon, class actions begin with a pre-litigation class action notice. If you have received a pre-litigation notice threatening class action, contact us immediately. You have 40 days to take preventive action to minimize — and hopefully eliminate — the class action threat.
We will use that time to do everything we can to prevent the class action lawsuit. If we are unable to do so, then we will work to minimize pre-class certification discovery and prevent class certification (numerosity, commonality, typicality and adequacy). In other words, we will work hard to keep it as an individual lawsuit, rather than a class action. An individual lawsuit is far less expensive to defend than a class action.
Of course, if we are unable to prevent a class action lawsuit, we have the experience to defend it. We are a law firm that takes pride in taking action. We are not interested in staying behind desks. We are ready to get into the courtroom to pursue positive results for your business.
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