Howard Scott Rutten

Standing Strong
For Employee Rights

We fight back against the largest employers in America and win when it counts. With decades of experience representing employees and a strong track record of success, we can help you seek justice when you are treated unlawfully by an employer.

Wrongfully Terminated? You Can Fight Back And Win!

If you have been wrongfully terminated, discriminated against, harassed or retaliated against in the workplace, you may be entitled to financial compensation. It is illegal for an employer – large or small – to discriminate, harass or retaliate against an employee who is in a legally protected category. There are broad protections under federal and California law for employees who have suffered wrongful treatment because of their age, mental or physical disability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or status as a whistleblower.

At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, we focus on employment law and represent only employees, not employers. We can help you seek justice when you have suffered significant losses due to an employer’s illegal conduct. With decades of legal experience, we take our clients’ interests to heart and work hard in protecting their rights and achieving positive results. We pledge to stand behind you throughout this difficult time, helping you navigate a life-changing situation with confidence and strength.

We Have Recovered
Millions For Our Clients

$12.5 million

– awarded to a transgender worker who was mistreated and ultimately fired by her employer for being transgender

$3.425 million

– settlement of defamation and breach of contract case against a worldwide shipping company

$6.75 million

– recovery for employee in disability discrimination and in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation case

$3.8 million

– recovery for employee in disability discrimination and in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation case

Every Employee Deserves Protection From Discrimination, Harassment And Retaliation

The Rutten Law Firm, APC, serves a diverse range of workers who have been treated unlawfully in the workplace. We represent hourly workers, salaried employees, blue collar workers, white collar workers, managers, laborers, supervisors, professionals and executives alike. With a focus on long-term employees working at large companies, we strive to meet our clients’ individual needs, regardless of the situation.

We firmly believe that when an employee has his or her rights violated by an employer, that employee deserves protection, whether the employer is a small firm or a Fortune 500 company. Our team has successfully represented former employees against the largest corporations in the country and have built a strong track record of success throughout the years. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

We Take Cases Against Large Employers

We are not intimidated by large employers. In fact, we happily take on the large companies and help long-term employees like you stand up for your legal rights. When you need to go up against the big guys, we have the experience to help.

We Take On The Big Guys

Business Law

We also offer legal representation in matters involving real estate, business formation, bankruptcy and more. With over 25 years’ experience, we bring a plaintiff’s perspective to business tort and breach of contract cases.

Business Torts And Breach Of Contract

Let Us Stand Strong For Your Rights Today

There are many types of employment law cases, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and wrongful termination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, gender, transgender, pregnancy, national origin, whistleblower status and other protected characteristics. Our team has the legal experience you need in all these situations and more.

At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, we are dedicated to providing personalized attention to your legal matter and maximizing the results of your case. We are passionate about your rights and want to make a positive, significant impact in your life. We have been standing strong for employee rights for over 25 years. Let us stand strong for your rights today.

Meet The Attorney

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Howard Rutten – Founder

Howard Rutten has the experience and legal knowledge necessary to help clients achieve the best results.

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Howard Rutten has provided excellent services and put his vast knowledge of employment law on full display. He is a true professional and he made our legal matters the walk in the park…. He is available for his clients and his attention to detail and skill in the courtroom is second to none! I definitely would hire Howard again and I recommend him with the highest praises to anyone in need of a winning employment attorney.
K Fuchs

I hope you never experience people doing illegal things to you in the workplace, but if you do, document everything and then call Howard Rutten. Stay strong and let Howard do his thing on your behalf. Howard will guide you through the process, stay on top of details and deadlines, and fight for you.
Kari Tervo

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AV Preeminent | Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards & Legal Ability | Martindale-Hubbell
Avvo Rating 9.8 | Howard Scott Rutten | Top Attorney
Consumer Attorneys Association Of Los Angeles | Attorney Member
Californian Employment Lawyers Association | Beverly Hills Bar Association | Lead. Advocate. Serve.