Class-action litigation is on the rise - whether in the form of wage and hour
collective actions, or claims of systemic discrimination made by the EEOC, OFCCP, or private plaintiffs. FordHarrison has significant experience in class-action litigation and can provide cost-effective representation to employers both before and during litigation. Our firm regularly partners with clients to provide advice, practices and policies geared to prevent class-action litigation from ensuing in the first place.
In the event employers are faced with a class action, FordHarrison attorneys are highly experienced in defending class-action litigation, including opposing class-action certification at the early stages of litigation; negotiating beneficial settlements; conducting efficient and effective class-wide discovery; proper use of statistical analysis to defeat adverse-impact claims; and understanding the nuances of the various state laws and class-action procedures, especially in class-action hotbeds such as California.
As in all matters, but especially in class-action litigation where the stakes and costs can be high, FordHarrison strives to ensure that its class-action defense is client focused and responsive; consistent with the client's business objectives; and cutting edge, efficient, and cost conscious.