The dynamic between employer and employee is a sticky one. Because most workers in San Diego and across America rely on a paycheck to support their families, feed themselves, and work towards their goals and dreams, many are hesitant to complain about mistreatment.

Unfortunately, some employers continually take more and more or press the boundaries of fair treatment thinner and thinner, knowing that their employees are unlikely to speak out for fear of losing their jobs.You don’t have to be silent any longer. The ​San Diego Employment Class Action attorneys at Haeggquist & Eck fight for employees who experience mistreatment. In many cases, those employees deserve compensation for their damages, and you may deserve the same.

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If you think an unlawful business practice or action you’re experiencing at work is impacting others, contact Haeggquist & Eck, LLP online or call (619) 342-8000 today for help. Our employment class action lawsuit attorneys in San Diego can help you challenge an employer and hold them accountable.

Examples of Employment Class Action Lawsuits

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There are many examples of employees winning compensation because of mistreatment in the workplace, with employment class action lawsuits often involving:

Wage Deprivation

Several cases where employers deprived employees of fair wages include:

  • Classifying employees as independent contractors, decreasing wages, and preventing employees from expensing work-related costs
  • Misrepresenting the wages that an employee will earn after completing a training program
  • Failing to provide employees the overtime pay that they had earned
  • Failing to provide lunch or rest breaks

If your employer has deprived you of fair wages, you may be entitled to financial recovery.

Dangerous Work Environments

If an employer exposes any employee to an unacceptable risk of injury or death, they may be negligent. One prominent employment class-action lawsuit involves employees who experienced asbestos exposure and eventually developed mesothelioma.



If an employer discriminates based on age, gender, race, weight, or other factors, they may be liable for the victim’s damages.

Discrimination in the workplace may manifest as:

  • Not hiring someone
  • Paying someone less than they deserve
  • Failing to promote a worthy employee
  • Firing someone without cause

You might join a class-action lawsuit if you suffered these or any other forms of discrimination by your employer.

Sexual Harassment

When numerous employees suffer sexual harassment because an employer failed to stop such conduct, they might file a class-action lawsuit against the company. Multiple victims can band together to seek justice for sexual harassment in their place of work, which provides compensation for harm and hopefully prevents future sexual harassment.

Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

It is not acceptable for an employer to fire or otherwise retaliate against an employee who lodges a complaint or engages in other acts that the employer doesn’t like. If there is not just cause to fire an employee, then a terminated worker may choose to pursue compensation through a class action employment lawsuit.

There are other types of employment class action lawsuits. As an employee in San Diego, contact Haeggquist & Eck to discuss your circumstances. We’ll steer you towards any class action lawsuit you’re eligible to join.

Who Can Join an Employment Class Action Lawsuit in San Diego?

You can generally join a class action employment lawsuit in San Diego if:
  1. You’re the victim of job related injustice.
  2. You have suffered damages because of the injustice.
  3. There is an existing class action lawsuit related to your circumstances, or you’d qualify to become the lead plaintiff in a new class action lawsuit.
Our team can review your case to determine if you’re a candidate for a class action lawsuit.

Why Join a Class Action Lawsuit Instead of Filing an Individual Lawsuit?

Class action lawsuits are necessary when a large group of plaintiffs has suffered similar harm because of a single defendant. In a class action lawsuit, a single lawyer (or small group of attorneys) represents a large group of plaintiffs in a single legal action. Class action lawsuits make sense because:
  • They avoid the time and cost of handling tens, hundreds, or thousands of similar lawsuits individually.
  • They prevent the complications that come from contradictory verdicts in different lawsuits.
  • They allow plaintiffs to get justice in a reasonable timeframe.
  • They allow the defendant to respond to a single lawsuit (or a handful of lawsuits) rather than enduring hundreds or thousands of lawsuits.
Class action employment lawsuits are a cost-effective, efficient way to get justice for victims like you.

Recoverable Damages in a San Diego Employment Class Action Lawsuit

Recoverable damages depend on the specifics of your employment class-action lawsuit in San Diego. Possible damages in a lawsuit like yours include:
  • Lost income: Employment-related lawsuits generally involve lost compensation. Whether you were unjustly terminated, passed over for a promotion, not hired, or deprived of pay, you’ll generally lose some income.
  • Emotional anguish: Work-related problems are often distressing. If negligent or malicious actions by your employer have caused you emotional anguish, we’ll seek appropriate compensation.
  • Loss of reputation: Being fired or otherwise besmirched by your employer can cause a loss of reputation. This damage has a real cost, and we’ll seek fair coverage for such damages.
  • Medical expenses: In cases where employers expose employees to harm, costly medical care may result.
In class action lawsuits, you may simply receive a single sum of compensation ideally, the sum will cover all of your case-related damages. The attorneys at Haeggquist & Eck review each case individually. We’ll work hard to get the compensation you deserve.

How Can an Attorney Help with Your Employment Class Action Lawsuit in San Diego?

Haeggquist & Eck will guide you to any class-action employment lawsuit for which you’re a suitable plaintiff. We may be handling the lawsuit and fighting for the compensation you deserve. As the plaintiff in a San Diego employment class action lawsuit, your attorney will:
  • Determine the nature of your claims
  • Refer you to the right class action case
  • Present evidence, witness accounts, and documentation of plaintiffs’ losses
  • Make a comprehensive case for awards on behalf of you and other plaintiffs
  • Defend your rights
Having an attorney lead your case allows you to focus on recovery and other responsibilities.

Call Haeggquist & Eck Today for Your Free case evaluation

Our team is ready to enter you into the right San Diego employment class action lawsuit for your case. Receive your free case evaluation today from Haeggquist & Eck by contacting us by email or calling (619) 342-8000. Don’t wait, because you don’t want to miss the deadline for enrolling in a class-action lawsuit.

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP – San Diego Office

225 Broadway, #2050
San Diego, CA 92101


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Alreen Haeggquist - Employment Class Action Lawsuit Attorney in San Diego

Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and professional but they sincerely cared about my wellbeing and understood the severity of my circumstance

I am beyond grateful to Alreen Haeggquist and Jenna Rangel who represented my case. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and professional but they sincerely cared about my wellbeing and understood the severity of my circumstance. As much as this path I was on was challenging, they tirelessly fought which gave me strength to carry me through. Their diligence, legal expertise and zealous advocacy led to a successful settlement and a new beginning to my life!

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