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Discrimination At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Los Angeles Discrimination Attorneys

Taking a Stand Against Workplace Discrimination

Ever since the passage of the federal Civil Rights of 1964, workplace discrimination has been unequivocally illegal in this country. Yet every year, thousands of employees in California and throughout the nation suffer discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or age.

When you’ve been the victim of workplace discrimination, it can be overwhelming to consider bringing a lawsuit against your employer – and potentially facing retaliation and abuse when you report the discrimination internally. At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our dedicated employment law attorneys can help you fight against discrimination on the job. From our offices in Los Angeles, we help discrimination victims throughout California and in other states across the country.

You need a strong attorney to protect your rights. Call our team at (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to discover what makes our firm different.

Key Elements of a Discrimination Claim

To file an employment discrimination claim, you must first show that you belong to a protected class — meaning a minority group that is protected by civil rights law. Additionally, the discrimination must have occurred because of your membership in the protected class. California enjoys a wider range of protections than most states, but you still cannot claim discrimination unless you suffered negative effects directly related to your status as a protected minority. For example, under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), only people age 40 and older may claim discrimination based on age.

In California, protected categories include:

  • Race, color, and national origin
  • Sex, including pregnancy status, sexual orientation, and gender identity
  • Age
  • Religious and political beliefs
  • Marital status
  • Disabilities, medical conditions, and genetic information
  • Citizenship status or activities (such as jury duty)

Discrimination can take many forms, so it’s important to review your case with a qualified employment law attorney and see exactly what your options are. The law protects employees and job seekers from discrimination in hiring, firing, transfer, promotion, pay, training, advancement, and other work-related opportunities.

Understanding the Unruh Civil Rights Act

In the state of California, you also have protection against discrimination by business establishments, under the California Unruh Civil Rights Act. This act protects people from discrimination in housing and public accommodations, such as restaurants and theaters, on the basis of protected characteristics

Business covered under the Unruh Civil Rights Act:

  • Hotels, motels, and resorts
  • Theaters and restaurants
  • Salons, barbers, and beauty shops
  • Hospitals, clinics, and medical care providers
  • Non-profit organizations with a business purpose
  • Public government agencies
  • Housing, public and otherwise

Record-Setting Discrimination Verdicts for Our Clients

Our Los Angeles workplace discrimination team at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, has taken a strong stand against discrimination of all kinds. In fact, we won $1.14 million in the largest racial discrimination verdict in Orange County history on behalf of an African-American client who was terminated after purchasing a home in his white employer’s neighborhood. Because his employer did not want to live in an integrated community and was racially motivated in his retaliatory actions at work, our client suffered direct harm – and we were glad to secure fair compensation for his losses.

We have also represented many clients whose employers retaliated against them for complaining about workplace discrimination. For example, we once settled a major discrimination lawsuit against Hewlett Packard, securing $1 million for a client who was fired after complaining about racial discrimination and sexual harassment.

If you believe you have been the victim of illegal discrimination or if you are a referring attorney seeking a skilled group of trial lawyers, please contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. From our offices in El Segundo, we consult with attorneys nationwide, as well as represent clients in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California and the entire state.

Call (866) 634-4525 or contact us online for a free consultation with our attorneys. 

Helping Our Clients Tell Their Story & Get the Compensation They Deserve

Awards & Associations

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
  • Best Lawyers
    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
  • Super Lawyers®
    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.
  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.
  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.
  • International Society of Barristers
    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

Why Choose Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP?

  • Decades of Legal Experience
  • Billions Recovered For Our Clients
  • We're Always Available For Our Clients & Offer Free Consultations
  • We've Taken On Some of The Largest Corporations & Insurance Agencies


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