Race & National Origin Discrimination Attorney
Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC is Here to Defend Your Rights
At Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC, we believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect, and no one deserves to have their rights violated. When an employer discriminates against someone based on their race, ethnicity, or national origin, they should be held accountable for their actions. Our lawyers have worked extensively to defend the rights of racial and ethnic minorities in workplaces throughout California.
Our founder, Attorney Rob Hennig, is a board member for the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and all of our associates have worked extensively in both a nonprofit and professional setting. We are committed to fighting back against racial discrimination, and our race and national origin discrimination attorneys are not afraid to take your case to trial.
Race & Ethnicity Under the Law
Race is a combination of a person's ancestry, skin color, and physical characteristics. Racial harassment and discrimination can be experienced by a person of any racial group who is treated differently and unfavorably because of these characteristics. Meanwhile, ethnicity primarily has to do with a person's ancestry, including their linguistic group, religion, and traditions. Ethnic harassment and discrimination can be experienced by a person of any ethnic group who is treated differently and unfavorably because of their ethnicity.
This type of discrimination can manifest as unfair:
- Disciplinary action
- Negative performance reviews
- Refusal to provide training
- Denial of raises and other compensation
- Denial of promotions and other advancement opportunities
If you believe that you are or have been subjected to racial or ethnic discrimination, you should document your employer's actions. You should then proceed to file a formal complaint by following your employer's policies. Finally, consult with an experienced racial and ethnic discrimination attorney, like ours at Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC. Your contemporaneous record of the events will serve as crucial evidence in any claim for harassment or discrimination.
Discrimination Based on National Origin
This type of harassment is based on where the employee is from, often outside of the US. It may also be founded on an erroneous perception of where the employee is from, regardless of their actual birthplace. This type of discrimination and harassment is illegal under both federal and California state laws.
We have handled all types of national origin discrimination cases, including those involving a person’s:
- Language and association with linguistic groups
- Religious practices
- Cultural traditions
- Marital status
- Familial obligations
Harassing someone for their national origin, like other forms of harassment, generally occurs when an employer creates or knowingly allows the existence of a hostile, offensive, abusive, or intimidating work environment to exist. This toxic environment negatively affects the targeted employee's ability to perform their work and causes them mental distress, and in some cases, declining health.
We Are Here for You
Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC is passionate about providing clients with personalized legal representation that is compassionate yet aggressive. We provide each client with honest legal counsel that is focused on their best interests. When you work with our Los Angeles race and national origin discrimination attorneys, you will always be treated with care and respect. We take a detail-oriented approach, explain all of your legal actions, and tenaciously pursue your case. We provide legal services in several languages, including Spanish, Hindi, Vietnamese, and Mandarin. When you need someone on your side, fighting for you, call us.
For a free case evaluation with an experienced employment discrimination attorney, call Hennig Ruiz & Singh, PC at (213) 292-5444.
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