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Have you faced a wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation or harassment at work? You may be entitled to financial compensation. At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, we represent employees, not employers. We have decades of experience and a strong track record of success championing the rights of employees and workers throughout California, including Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and the Inland Empire. We will help you seek justice if you have suffered significant losses at the hands of your employer's illegal conduct. We fight back against the largest employers in America and win when it counts.

Wrongfully Terminated? You Can Fight Back and Win!

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate, harass, or retaliate against an employee because he or she 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 disability, physical disability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or status as a whistleblower. You don’t deserve to be treated poorly by your employer, your managers or your co-workers. You work hard, do your best and depend on your job to support you and your family financially. Your efforts should not be belittled, demeaned or unrewarded without just cause — and if they are, you have every legal right to fight back.

If you have been wrongfully terminated, or if your employment and livelihood are threatened, you need to speak with a lawyer that understands what you’re facing — a firm that will take your case as seriously as you do. At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, we have decades of legal experience. We take our clients’ interests to heart and work hard to protect their rights. We stand behind our clients, helping them navigate life-changing situations with confidence, strength and results.

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

Every Employee Deserves Protection From Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

Our San Fernando Valley-based employment law firm serves a diverse range of clients at all ends of the pay scale. We represent hourly workers, salaried employees, blue collar workers, white collar workers, managers, laborers, supervisors, professionals, and executives alike. Our clients are in clerical and administrative positions, call centers, warehouse and distribution jobs, accountants, machinists, customer service reps, industrial workers, tradespeople, nurses, writers, artists, salespeople, assistants and all other positions. We strive to meet our clients’ individual needs, regardless of the situation.

A The Rutten Law Firm, APC, 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. We have successfully represented former employees against the largest corporations in the country and have built a strong track record of success over many years.

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, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, national origin, whistleblower status and other protected characteristics. Our lawyers have experience representing clients 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.

Howard Rutten – Founder


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