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    On November 10, 2021, Ramit Mizrahi appeared on KALW’s Your Legal Rights radio show to discuss the new employment laws passed in 2021.

    You can listen to the program here and read our blog post delving into the new laws (including some the program did not cover) here.

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    Ramit Mizrahi has been recognized in U.S News & World Report’s 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in employment law representing individuals.

    Ms. Mizrahi has also been selected to the 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers® list, again for her work in employment law representing individuals.

    Both honors reflect peer recognition of excellence in practice.

    This marks the tenth year that Ms. Mizrahi has been recognized by Super Lawyers®, including having previously been distinguished as being among the top 100 Rising Stars and top 50 Rising Stars women for three consecutive years.

    Ms. Mizrahi and the Mizrahi Law team remain committed to serving as tenacious advocates for the firm’s clients while working to build collegiality and community in the legal profession.


  • On July 28, 2021, the New York Times investigated the practice by employers of encouraging employees who report workplace discrimination or harassment to use employer-sponsored mental health treatment. The article is titled “‘You’re the Problem’: When They Spoke Up About Misconduct, They Were Offered Mental Health Services.” Ramit Mizrahi was interviewed by the article’s authors, Alisha Haridasani Gupta and Ruchika Tulshyan, and is quoted several times in the article.

    On the surface, the practice of offering employees employer-sponsored mental health sessions might seem to be helpful to employees. But it can sometimes cause more harm than good.

    First, employers have an obligation to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent unlawful workplace discrimination and harassment. This means that when an employer receives a complaint of discrimination or harassment, it should conduct a prompt and thorough investigation and take corrective action as necessary. If an employer pushes an employee to take leave or seek therapy instead of investigating and taking corrective action, then it may not be fulfilling its legal obligations.

    Second, when employees sue their employer for workplace discrimination or harassment and they allege emotional harm, some or all of their mental health records from that time period may become discoverable in litigation. Mental health records often reference sensitive information in a person’s life (for example, references to past abuse, family history information, third-party information, sexual history, addiction issues, etc.). If the employer is encouraging employees who complain about discrimination or harassment to seek mental health treatment so that it can later access those records and discover that information in the event of litigation, this can be potentially harmful to employees.

    “If a potential client called me and said: ‘I’m being harassed at work, I feel really stressed and anxious. Do you think I should use my company’s E.A.P.?’” Ms. Mizrahi said, “I would advise them against it.”

  • Ellory Longdon

    Mizrahi Law is delighted to add Ellory Longdon to the team as our Legal Assistant and Intake Coordinator.

    Ellory graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 2021, double majoring in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention and Spanish. She was a USC Trustee Scholar, receiving a full-tuition scholarship for academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

    While at USC, Ellory interned with the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit that provides free legal services for children and families impacted by foster care. She also worked with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity to evaluate the impact of a federal community development grant on low and moderate-income LA communities. In 2021, Ellory conducted research on women’s health policy for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

    Ellory is passionate about civil rights, healthcare access, and public policy.