Workers who have claims to file against their employers can find strength in numbers. Class actions have long been a tool for plaintiffs to gain leverage against defendants by bringing plaintiffs with the same or sufficiently similar claims together to file a single action against what is usually a large corporation with a team of dedicated lawyers at their disposal. This is especially true for workers who usually have little to no leverage against their employers when their employers take advantage of them.
Sometimes class actions can multiply their leverage by merging with other class action lawsuits that involve similar claims. Current and former employees of AlliedBarton Security Services companies have done just this by combining three wage and hour class action lawsuits into one large lawsuit.
The first lawsuit was filed by Mikhail B. in 2008, the second was filed by Gregory D. in December of 2012, and finally Jose A. filed a third wage and hour class action lawsuit in January 2014. Continue reading