Race & National Origin

Los Angeles Race & National Origin Discrimination Attorney

Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP is Here to Defend Your Rights

At Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP, 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.


For aggressive advocacy, contact Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP at (213) 292-5444.


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
  • Termination
  • Denial of raises and other compensation
  • Retaliation
  • 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 Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP. 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:

  • Ancestry
  • 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 Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP 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 Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP at (213) 292-5444.


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    • Kamali v. State Of California Department Of Transportation $1.8 Million Judgment

      In a single-plaintiff disability failure to accommodate/discrimination claim, our firm obtained a judgment of $1.8 million.

    • Sexual Orientation Harrassment Case $1.5 Million Settlement

      Our attorneys fought hard to build the client’s case and ultimately obtained a settlement of $1.5 million in pretrial negotiations.

    • Brake v. State Of California Department Of Transportation Total Judgment Of Over $997,000

      Following a jury trial, Mr. Brake won the judgment after being denied a promotion for refusing to retaliate against a subordinate.

    • Gender Discrimination And Retaliation Case $500,000 Settlement

      An employee of a large national company was repeatedly passed over for promotions while less experienced male colleagues were given responsibilities over her.

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