The number of workers suing employers has risen sharply over the past year in a number of states, with a majority of the lawsuits filed by employees and former employees.
The number in five states increased from 10 lawsuits filed in 2016 to 24 in 2017.
“There are a lot of cases out there and people are not getting what they are entitled to,” said attorney Mark Shuster, who is representing a Texas man who sued his employer, the Dallas Morning News, for wrongful termination.
Shuster said he and other lawyers are seeing more and more cases filed by former employees who say they were fired for reasons other than their work performance. “
They’re going to go to court and they’re going on strike.”
Shuster said he and other lawyers are seeing more and more cases filed by former employees who say they were fired for reasons other than their work performance.
Shuster is representing the woman in Texas who sued her employer, The Associated Press.
“She lost her job for being overweight, she lost her weight for being a good employee,” Shuster told CNNMoney.
Shustar said the majority of people suing are not looking for a payday, but they’re trying to make ends meet. “
So there’s a lot more lawsuits out there than people think.”
Shustar said the majority of people suing are not looking for a payday, but they’re trying to make ends meet.
He said the vast majority of lawsuits filed over the last five years were not in the workplace.
The AP filed a class-action lawsuit against a Florida company that fired a woman who had been working for the company for three years.
The lawsuit alleges that the company retaliated against the woman after she quit her job in favor of working at home.
Shusty said that the majority in his office is not working from home, but are working from out of state.
“I think most of the suits are about the same, so I would say it’s pretty consistent,” Shustry said.
“Most of the cases have been brought by people who are out of work, and I think that’s the way most people are getting their money.”
Shusters lawsuit also includes the lawsuit filed in Massachusetts by a woman alleging that her employer retaliated for her refusal to take part in a weight loss program.
“In the case of her case, she was fired because she refused to go through with it,” Shusters said.
The woman in the lawsuit was hired at the company in 2011 and quit in 2015.
“It’s hard to find a place where the person has not been terminated,” Shosters attorney, Robert T. Smith, said.
Smith said that many of the women in his firm are trying to move on with their lives and not be the same.
“That’s the thing that’s most disturbing to me is that people are afraid to come forward with their stories,” he said.
While the lawsuits are still in the early stages, the trend is getting a lot worse.
In 2018, the AP filed three class-actions suit against a company in Florida that fired the woman who was hired to help the company keep track of employees who were overweight.
The company said she had lost her body weight for working out too much and that she was overweight for doing so.
The suit alleges that it retaliated and threatened to fire the woman if she didn’t take part.
The women’s case has since been dismissed, but Shusts attorney said he has not ruled on the case either way.
Smith says the trend will likely continue, especially as the number of people who have to pay for a lawyer to defend them against a lawsuit increases.
The American Bar Association said it will be publishing a report on the trend this summer that will include data on the number and types of lawsuits in the United States and how often they are filed.
In an emailed statement to CNNMoney, a spokesman for the American Bar Assn.
said that “we are aware of the growing number of lawsuits and that we will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that any actions are in the best interest of the bar.”
Shushers attorneys say they hope that the trend in lawsuits will stop.
“The more lawsuits that are filed, the more people have to fight and pay for the lawyers,” Shusers attorney said.