A class action is a legal proceeding in which one or more plaintiffs bring a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group, known as the class. Any proceeds from a class-action suit after legal fees, whether through a judgment or a settlement, are shared among all members of the class.
Class actions addressing social and civil rights have played a significant role in shaping and implementing civil protections for individuals in the United States on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and other marginalized identities.
Civil rights cases may also address issues such as fair conduct of police departments and have historically been instrumental in addressing issues such as racial segregation in public schools and lack of accommodations for disabled populations.
Data breach class actions address breach of data concerns that affect anywhere from tens to millions of people, depending on the size of the breach and the scope of the user population.
Personal and payment information are the most crucial concerns in data breaches, as this can put individuals who are affected by the breach at serious risk for identity theft and financial security issues.
Class actions that address issues in the workplace, such as discrimination, sexual harassment, failing to comply with wage and hour laws, and other unlawful practices may be classified as workers rights or employment suits.
Workers rights class actions can, in many cases, be more influential on a systemic level than individual lawsuits, which may result in a fruitful individual settlement but may fail to address the root cause of the issue.
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