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Workplace Violence (Ralph Act)

Workplace Harassment and Violence Lawyers in Los Angeles California

At Gallenberg PC, our Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills workplace harassment and violence lawyer represents clients throughout California who have had their rights violated by coworkers, supervisors, or other company affiliates.

The State of California Civil Rights Department enforces the Ralph Act, which was designed to protect people with protected characteristics and their property from violence, threats, or intimidation in the workplace.

California law forbids verbal or written threats, attempted or physical assault, graffiti, vandalism, or property damage in the workplace.

If you have been subjected to workplace harassment or violence, our Los Angeles County employment law attorney may be able to help you pursue the legal remedy you are entitled to for the unlawful behavior that has been directed at you.

Contact us today to discuss your workplace violence circumstances. We do not charge prospective clients for a confidential telephone intake or online case review.

What is the Ralph Civil Rights Act?

The Ralph Civil Rights Act forbids acts of violence or threats of violence because of a person’s actual or perceived:

  • Ancestry or National Origin
  • Citizenship
  • Disability
  • Gender Identity and Gender Expression
  • Genetic Information
  • Immigration Status
  • Marital Status
  • Medical Condition
  • Political Affiliation
  • Position in a Labor Dispute
  • Primary Language
  • Race or Color
  • Religion
  • Sex / Gender, including Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Related Medical Conditions
  • Sexual Orientation

If you are being harassed, intimidated, threatened with harm, or subjected to violence because you belong to a protected category, contact our skilled workplace harassment lawyer in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills today to discuss your circumstances during a confidential telephone intake or online case review. If you are in fear of immediate harm, file a police report.

What Type of Legal Remedies are Available for Employees Who Have Been Subjected to Violations of the Ralph Act?

All California workers have the right to work in a safe environment. If you are being intimidated, threatened with harm, or subjected to violence because you belong to a protected category, your employer can be held liable for your damages.

That may include:

  • Obtaining a restraining order to help protect you from the offender.
  • Medical treatment costs, lost wages, property repair, or payment for emotional suffering and distress.
  • Punitive damages designed to punish the offender.
  • Civil penalties in the form of a fine of $25,000 paid to the injured employee.
  • Our client’s attorney’s fees and legal costs
  • Triple damages may also be available

If you belong to a protected category of people, and are suffering from workplace harassment, threats, intimidation, or violence, contact our dedicated employment law attorney in California today for help. Employment claims such as harassment and Ralph Act claims have a statute of limitations, therefore it is important that you contact a workplace harassment attorney as soon as possible before your claims expire due to the passage of time.

How Can the Los Angeles Workplace Harassment and Violence Lawyer at Gallenberg PC Help?

At Gallenberg PC, our workplace harassment attorney has offices in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills, so all protected employees have access to the legal representation they need to pursue results inside and outside the courtroom — no matter where they live or work in California.

Our primary goal is to make legal services accessible to everyone in California, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.

We understand that many individuals cannot afford to pay upfront hourly rates or retainers for an employment or labor attorney. That does not mean they should not have the legal ability to pursue justice after suffering from unlawful treatment in any California workplace.

Our workplace violence lawyer in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills takes all eligible cases on a contingency basis, which means if we do not win your case, you do not pay our legal fees.

Contact Gallenberg PC today to discuss your important employment law case with our skilled workplace harassment attorney in Los Angeles at (213) 986-8432, Burbank at (818) 237-5267, or Beverly Hills at (310) 295-1654 to schedule a free intake today.

If you prefer, complete a Free Online Case Review to have your claim screened by our experienced employment law attorney and we will contact you directly to discuss your case.