Discrimination Class Actions
Berger Montague’s Employment & Unpaid Wages Group protects employees facing workplace discrimination.
Our Employment & Unpaid Wages Group has recovered many millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and has served as lead or co-lead counsel in some of the largest discrimination lawsuits in the United States, including the largest race discrimination settlement in the United States in 2009. Our reputation for handling large-scale litigation under the various equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) laws stems from our prosecution of numerous class action discrimination cases with extraordinary success. Berger Montague’s Employment & Unpaid Wages Group has the skill, resources and experience to achieve the best possible results for employees victimized by discriminatory policies or practices.
Federal and state civil rights laws prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, and disability. The following laws prohibit discrimination against classes of employees protected by the following laws:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”);
- Section 1981 Claims, under 28 U.S.C. § 1981;
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (the “Equal Pay Act”);
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (the “Pregnancy Discrimination Act”);
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (the “ADEA”);
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”); and
- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the “Rehabilitation Act”).
Berger Montague’s Employment & Unpaid Wages Group is familiar with the anti-discrimination statutes described above and has the experience and resources necessary to investigate and pursue virtually any type of employment discrimination class action. When Berger Montague represents employees subjected to discriminatory policies or practices, we concentrate all of our energies on achieving the best possible resolution for our clients and the classes they represent. Protecting employee rights has become an increasingly more intricate and complex endeavor, as defendants have developed ever-increasing defenses to class certification, liability and damages. Today more than ever, Berger Montague’s specialized experience can make the difference for employees filing class action discrimination cases.
No Fees Without Recovery
Berger Montague employment cases are often litigated on a contingent fee basis, so plaintiffs and the class do not pay attorneys’ fees or court costs unless there is a recovery.
Contact Us To Learn More
We invite you to learn more about our Employment & Unpaid Wages Group. Berger Montague welcomes referrals from other law firms and attorneys. For more information or to schedule a confidential discussion about a potential case, please fill out the contact form on the right, email us at [email protected], or contact shareholder Shanon Carson at (215) 875-4656. We are available to evaluate potential employment cases without charge.