Los Angeles Attorneys Help You Put a Stop to Employment Discrimination
Compensation and justice for employees harmed by discrimination in the workplace
If an employer refuses you a job because of your race or color, disallows you a promotion because you are older than 40, or denies you reasonable time for doctors’ visits if you are disabled or pregnant, your rights have been violated. At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC, each discrimination lawyer is dedicated to combating employment discrimination based on all types of protected classes, and we seek just compensation for you. By law, you may not face discrimination in the workplace for the following:
- Race, ancestry, national origin or color
- Gender, gender identity and gender expression
- Pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Marital status
- Medical conditions, including cancer and genetic characteristics
- Genetic information
Types of discrimination our lawyers see frequently in Los Angeles
Discrimination is a serious problem in the workplace that should be addressed swiftly and aggressively. Our attorneys help clients combat many types of employment discrimination, including:
- Age discrimination: Under the law, employers cannot base job-related decisions on the age of the employer or applicant. This encompasses hiring, firing, demoting and other relevant employment actions. To learn more, please see our page on age discrimination.
- Racial discrimination: Discriminating on the basis of race, ancestry, national origin or color is unlawful. The race of an employee— or an employee’s spouse — is not a basis for any employment or policy decision.
- Gender discrimination: Discrimination based on gender, gender identity and gender expression is unlawful in the workplace. Employers must take all reasonable measures to prevent sexual and nonsexual gender harassment.
- Discrimination based on religion: Discrimination based on religion, including religious practice, is illegal. Those with both traditional and nontraditional beliefs are protected under the law. Religious segregation and harassment are forbidden. Businesses must provide reasonable accommodations to employees for religious purposes, as long as said accommodations do not cause undue hardship to the employer.
- Disability discrimination: Under the law, an employer may not discriminate against an employee or applicant for a mental or physical disability, including HIV and AIDS. Businesses must provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities, provided these modifications do not cause undue hardship to the employer.
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) discrimination: California and federal laws forbid Family Medical Leave Act discrimination, including time off for pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. Employers may not deny workers the minimum time allowed for family and medical care leave.
Seek the assistance of experienced attorneys with the knowledge to get results
At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC, we help victims of discrimination overcome adverse employment actions and protect their rights in the workplace. For a free initial consultation and representation at no cost to you until we win, contact us online or call (310) 979-7080 today.