Thirteen Fuyao Glass America workers and former workers have sought to join a potential class-action lawsuit against the company over wages and scheduling.
That’s a tiny sliver of a factory workforce that has about 1,500 production workers.
But Robert DeRose, a Columbus attorney representing the workers, said in a recent interview that he doesn’t necessarily need a large number of Fuyao employees to join the lawsuit in order to achieve class-action status.
“I have to show that they (Fuyao workers and former workers) are similarly situated,” DeRose said. “We’ve shown that 13 people (so far) agree that they are all treated similarly.”