Employment discrimination

Medina Orthwein LLP recognizes that discrimination is often subtle, complex, and intersectional – many of our clients are targeted on the basis of multiple protected characteristics, such as gender, race, ability, national origin, and religion. Medina Orthwein’s cutting-edge litigation has helped to forge new legal avenues for modern forms of discrimination for clients whose experiences of intersectional discrimination have been overlooked by the law.

We have an outstanding track record challenging discriminatory practices across a variety of industries, including health care, technology, financial services, entertainment, banking, and the arts, among many more. In addition to winning substantial monetary relief for our clients in individual pre-suit negotiations, we have inspired companies to reckon with and remedy their unlawful and unfair practices. For example, we recently settled a matter on behalf of a Black professor of the American Conservatory Theatre, which had to publicly apologize for its anti-Blackness.

Our attorneys have also won extensive monetary relief and created real institutional change through our class action negotiations. Our multi-million-dollar class-wide settlements have challenged discriminatory policies at some of the largest companies in the United States and have created widespread systemic change: as a part of these settlements, companies have had to overhaul their pay and promotion practices, address their “boys club” and anti-Black cultures, and institute effective and substantial implicit bias and sexual harassment training.

If you feel you have been discriminated against in the workplace, or if you are in the process of navigating a transition in the workplace, contact us to see whether we can help.