Kaiser Permanente is a major employer in the Los Angeles area and throughout the United States. Even though this is a well-established company with a more than 70-year history, there have been many complaints of employment law violations by Kaiser Permanente. This includes allegations of wrongful termination, sexual abuse and harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and more. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, our Los Angeles employment law attorneys want to discuss the main types of lawsuits that Kaiser Permanente faces.
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act make it illegal for any employer to discriminate against an employee based on their:
- religious creed
- national origin
- physical disability
- mental disability
- medical condition
- genetic information
- marital status
- gender identity
- gender expression
- sexual orientation
- military and veteran status
Any employer, including Kaiser Permanente, found guilty of discriminating against an employee should be held accountable for their actions.
Kaiser Permanente has faced many wrongful termination claims. Most wrongful termination claims against an employer revolve around the employee being fired due to
- the employee reporting a violation of law
- the employee refuses to commit an illegal act
- illegitimate disciplinary reasons
Retaliation for reporting unsafe conditions
Workers in health care industries must be able to voice their concerns about patient safety as well as unsafe work environments. There are various laws in place in California that protect workers who raise concerns about their safety and the safety of their patients:
- California Health & Safety Code Section 1278.5
- California Business & Professions Code Section 510
- California Business & Professions Code Section 2056
Together, these laws offer protection for health care workers from being retaliated against by their employer for reporting suspected unsafe patient conditions and inadequate patient care.
Why focus on Kaiser Permanente
While we wish we did not have to single out any employer, Kaiser Permanente continuously violates employee rights. Workers for Kaiser Permanente should never have to worry about being subjected to unfair treatment by their employer or any of these affiliates:
- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
- Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG)
- Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
- The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG)
At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we have a deep understanding of California employment law as well as the unique laws that protect workers in the healthcare industry.
Let our team help you with this case
If you or somebody you care about has been treated unfairly by Kaiser Permanente during the scope of your employment, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The team at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers is ready to investigate your case and work to secure any compensation you may be entitled to. This can include:
- Lost wages and benefits
- Reinstatement to your job if necessary and desired
- Court costs and legal fees
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against Kaiser Permanente
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