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Candid and Tenacious Lawyers in Los Angeles, California Obtain Just Remedies for Retaliatory Discharge

Passionately protecting victims of wrongful employment actions

Many employees fail to report unlawful working conditions or otherwise exercise their rights because they fear job loss, demotion, or other retaliatory action. At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC in Los Angeles, we believe you should never relinquish your rights for fear of retaliation. Our attorneys work diligently with our strong legal skills and creative strategies to ensure that your rights are protected. If you face retaliatory discharge, we hold your employer accountable and secure remedies for you including:

  • Reinstatement
  • Back and/or front pay
  • Compensation for distress
  • Installment of mandatory policy changes in your workplace

Termination after filing complaints or reporting unlawful conditions

Under the law, employees may file complaints for adverse working conditions such as discrimination or harassment. They can also report illegal company practices or working conditions to an appropriate agency. At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC, we protect your rights and file a claim for retaliatory discharge when you are dismissed for the following:

  • Filing complaints
  • Reporting sexual harassment or other forms of harassment
  • Reporting discrimination
  • Reporting unlawful conditions — whistleblowing — in-house or to outside agencies

Termination for asserting your rights and filing workers’ compensation claims

Employees have certain employment rights under the law, including the right to wages, overtime,  minimum number of hours, and other benefits. When an employer attempts to wrongfully discharge you in retaliation for exercising your rights, our highly experienced Los Angeles-based attorneys at The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC protect you. We assist you with wrongful termination claims when you are dismissed for the following:

  • Filing workers compensation claims
  • Asserting wage and hour rights, including rest periods and overtime pay
  • Asserting the right to take sick leave
  • Taking Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA) benefits, for pregnancy or other medical condition
  • Taking time off to vote or serve on jury duty
  • Engaging in political activities
  • Refusing to perform work that violates occupational safety or health standards and regulations
  • Reporting unlawful conditions
  • Asserting other rights, as applicable

Termination for sexual harassment claims

When an employer terminates an employee for filing a sexual harassment complaint — whether the complaint was filed in-house, with an outside agency, or in court — the victim can seek retaliation for both harassment and wrongful termination.  Employers are not only prohibited from dismissing employees who report harassing conduct, but have a legal obligation to prevent sexual harassment and take immediate corrective action when it is reported.

Seek assistance from qualified L.A. lawyers when your employer infringes on your rights

At The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC, we are passionate about protecting employee rights in the workplace in Los Angeles and throughout California. We offer a convenient office location near UCLA, flexible hours and only charge attorney’s fees when we successfully resolve your case. For a free initial consultation, contact us online or call (310) 979-7080 today.