Practice Areas

Employment & Discrimination Law

Portner Law Offices specializes in Employment Law and Discrimination Law. We are one of the few firms in Los Angeles and Southern California to focus exclusively on these areas representing employees. We represent employees (or former employees) and job applicants in all manner of disputes with their employers, and individuals that have been victims of discrimination in housing or businesses. Mr. Portner is also available to review severance and separation agreements and offers.

Employment law covers a complex network of laws that controls how employers must treat employees, former employees, and applicants for employment. Discrimination law concerns not only employment, but also fair treatment in housing, accommodations, business establishments, and education. Mr. Portner has extensive experience in interpreting and construing state and federal statutes and case laws in employment areas including:

  • Sexual harassment.
  • Disability.
  • Employment discrimination (Age, Sex, Religion, Race, Pregnancy and all protected categories).
  • Whistleblower litigation.
  • Wrongful discharge.
  • Retaliation.
  • Employment contracts.
  • Other employment issues.
  • Housing discrimination.
  • Discrimination by business establishments.

Portner Law Offices encourages you to become knowledgeable about your rights. The following state and federal agencies and legislation are available to inform and protect you:

  • California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification Act (WARN).
  • Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) (railroad workers).
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

With over 30 years of legal experience, Michael Portner is fully qualified to assist you in obtaining a fair resolution of your employment or discrimination related problems. Please contact Portner Law Offices for more information.

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Phone: (213) 623-7226