Refuser Cases

Los Angeles Attorneys for Refuser Cases

Were You Punished for Refusing to Do Something Illegal?

Employers often retaliate against workers who refuse to follow directives that the employee reasonably believes to be illegal, even if the illegal action is never reported to human resources or a higher authority.

At Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP in Los Angeles, our employment law attorneys represent workers who suffer retaliatory actions by employers after refusing to comply with directives they know to be illegal.

Some common types of illegal directives workers may face retaliation for:

  • Refusing to make false claims about the product or service
  • Refusing to engage in illegal activities to collect information on a competitor
  • Refusing to discriminate in hiring/firing based on race, age or other protected status
  • Refusing to threaten a customer, supplier or competitor
  • Refusing to engage in harassment in order to force a worker into quitting voluntarily
  • Refusing to help cover up fraud or corruption in violation of qui tam laws
  • Refusing to work unpaid hours in violation of federal wage and hour laws
  • Refusing to enter into a personal relationship with the owner, executive staff or supervisor
  • Refusing to carry out personal favors for the owner or other employees

If you were subjected to any of these or another kind of retaliation for refusing to do something unlawful at work, reach out to attorneys for refuser cases in Los Angeles at Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP.

Contact our firm online or call (213) 292-5444 to schedule a free initial consultation for prospective clients. During this meeting, we’ll take time to learn about your situation and offer ways we may be able to help.

Brake V. State Of California Department Of Transportation

Our firm represented Mr. Brake, who had refused to engage in retaliation against a subordinate and was subsequently denied a promotion while being pressured by his supervisors to engage in retaliation. Following an extensive jury trial, Mr. Brake prevailed on all causes of action and received a judgment of more than $997,000.

Document And Report

If you have been asked to participate in any action you know to be illegal, or have faced retaliation due to refusing to participate in conduct that you reasonably believe to be illegal, document the incident and report it to your human resources department. Follow company procedures exactly. Then contact our office to discuss the circumstances of your case with a lawyer.

Representing Workers in Whistleblower Claims

If you aren’t sure if you’re a case, take our online assessment to help you determine if you should seek legal action. You can also schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys who may be able to help you determine how you can hold responsible parties accountable.

Contact Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP’s Los Angeles attorneys for refuser cases by reaching out to us online or calling (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.

    • Multi-Plaintiff Wage And Hour Case $330,000 Settlement

      $330,000 was recovered on behalf of our clients for failure to pay overtime and failure to provide proper meal and rest breaks.

    • National Origin Discrimination Case $500,000 Settlement

      The supervisors of an employee from Iran had made negative comments about Persians and later denied pay increases and promotional opportunities to a Persian employee.

    • Race/National Origin Discrimination And Harassment Case $1.1 Million Settlement

      A lawsuit was filed against the State of California after employees alleged less-than-favorable treatment by management.

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