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Litigation & Class Actions

Class Actions

Outten & Golden attorneys focus on bringing class actions against employers. When employers violate employment laws, they often do so against groups of similar employees at once. In those situations, class actions allow employees to vindicate their rights as a group, which is more efficient economically and creates strength in numbers.

We represent employees who have been victims of unlawful discrimination in the workplace, including harassment by their employers, and employees who have been victims of wage theft by their employers, such as unpaid overtime. Through class action litigation, employees can get the type and breadth of data necessary to prove that an employer has violated the law against them as a group and create company-wide changes to prevent future violations. 

Class action litigation requires a particular expertise, resources, and skills to prosecute successfully. Outten & Golden attorneys have substantial experience prosecuting and settling employment class actions and are well versed in class action law. Outten & Golden has expertise in class litigation recognized by dozens of courts and by workers’ rights organizations that have honored us with prestigious awards for our work in employment class litigation. Outten & Golden is extremely qualified to manage and prosecute complex multi-party class actions on behalf of large numbers of employees. 

(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

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Target Criminal Background Check Discrimination


On April 5, 2018, Outten & Golden LLP along with our co-counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., filed a disparate impact class action lawsuit Target Corp. in the federal district court for the Southern District of New York. The case, Times v. Target Corp., was brought by Plaintiffs...

Wells Fargo Lending Discrimination Lawsuit


Outten & Golden LLP and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) have filed a nationwide civil rights class action lawsuit against Wells Fargo on behalf of six individual plaintiffs with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and an organizational plaintiff,...


Texas Roadhouse Accused Of Stiffing Managers On OT

Law360—Matthew Santoni

The Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain misclassified its assistant managers as exempt from overtime under Pennsylvania and federal law, despite sharing many duties with nonexempt hourly employees, according to a proposed class action filed Tuesday in a Pennsylvania federal court.

Former Texas Roadhouse employee Brittanee Tupitza says in her complaint that service managers, kitchen managers and other assistant managers at the chain's 464 company-owned restaurants were classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay, but their actual daily work was the same as nonexempt workers who could earn...

“Soñador” demanda a Wells Fargo por supuestamente discriminarlo en préstamo

Hoy Los Angeles - Efe

Un inmigrante mexicano, amparado por el programa de Acción Diferida (DACA), demandó a la entidad financiera Wells Fargo por supuestamente negarle un préstamo basándose en su estatus migratorio, informaron este jueves sus abogados.

En la demanda presentada en un tribunal de San Francisco, Eduardo Peña alega que el banco lo discriminó por su estatus migratorio cuando le negó un préstamo de automóvil en noviembre pasado, a pesar de contar con un buen reporte de crédito, empleo y estar amparado por el programa DACA desde 2012.

La abogada de Peña, Rachel Dempsey, explicó a Efe que “el programa...

Wells Fargo Denies Auto Loans To DACA Residents, Suit Says

Law360 - Dave Simpson

An Illinois man hit Wells Fargo Bank NA with a proposed discrimination class action in California federal court Tuesday, claiming the bank denies auto loan applications from U.S. residents who hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status simply based on their immigration status.

Eduardo Peña said the bank committed alienage discrimination against him and a large number of the 800,000 DACA-status individuals who are financially stable by categorically rejecting their car loan applications because they are not U.S. citizens, in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

Further, he claims...