Class & Collective Action
Elarbee Thompson has a long and rich history of defending collective action lawsuits involving the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Age Discrimination in the Employment Act, as well as class actions under Title VII and various other federal and state statutes. Working closely with our clients, our attorneys take an aggressive, yet tailored, stance for our clients when they are confronted with class actions, collective actions, multi-plaintiff litigation and pattern or practice litigation.
We are well-versed in defeating class actions and other multi-plaintiff litigation. Because our clients repeatedly bring their current class litigation to the firm, Elarbee Thompson attorneys are not forever reinventing the wheel, as we have developed and continue to maintain a wealth of research and experience on class issues. This translates into value and cost-savings for companies without resorting to a "cookie-cutter" approach based on limited experience.
Our firm was the first in Georgia and the southeastern U.S. to represent such employers as Georgia Power, Georgia Pacific, the Georgia city of Albany and Atlanta Gas Light in these types of lawsuits.
Upon learning of efforts by the EEOC to pursue a pattern or practice claim against a large national employer, we immediately took affidavits from the potential plaintiffs and obtained vital information that ended the EEOC’s pursuit of the case.
We defeated class certification on both misclassification and hours of work cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act for a national retailer.