Fullerton Employment Discrimination


We Handle the Full Range of Employment Discrimination Claims in Fullerton 

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our Fullerton employment discrimination attorneys have the professional skills and legal knowledge that clients can rely on. Workers should not have to endure illegal discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, or disability status. If you were subject to discrimination on the job, professional legal representation is available. Give us a phone call at (888) 883-6588 to set up a free, fully confidential initial appointment with a Fullerton employment discrimination attorney at the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. 

An Overview of Federal and State Workplace Discrimination Laws

Workplace discrimination occurs when an employee or job applicant is treated in an unfavorable manner because of a lawfully protected characteristic. Unfair treatment is not sufficient to prove discrimination under federal law or California law. A claimant in an employment discrimination case must prove that the unfair treatment is tied to a legally protected trait such as race, gender, or age. Some notable laws that protect workers in Fullerton against discriminatory treatment include: 

  • California Law: State law also provides protection to workers against discrimination on the job. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is the primary statute that bans workplace discrimination in the state. FEHA shares some key similarities with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Though, California law provides more comprehensive protection to workers. Most importantly, FEHA covers employers with at least 5 workers. 

Our Firm Handles the Full Range of Employment Discrimination Claims in Fullerton

We are a full-service employment law firm devoted to protecting the rights and interests of workers in Fullerton and throughout Southern California. At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our Fullerton employment discrimination lawyer provides personalized, attentive legal representation to every client. Workplace discrimination cases that we are prepared to handle in Orange County include: 

  • Race Discrimination: Race discrimination has long been a serious problem in the United States, including in Southern California. Employees subject to race-based discrimination in the workplace have the right to seek justice. Broadly defined, race discrimination laws—including Title VII of the Civil Rights and the California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA)—bar unfavorable on the based racial background, color, national origin, and ethnicity. Our Fullerton race discrimination attorney is a passionate, experienced advocate for clients who face unlawful treatment at work. 
  • Sex Discrimination: Sex and gender discrimination laws protect workers against unfair treatment on the basis of their sex, their gender, and their sexual orientation. Notably, sexual harassment is considered to be a type of sex discrimination. Both women and men are protected by sex discrimination laws. Employees deserve fair treatment, not a biased environment. Our Fullerton sex discrimination lawyer helps employees navigate the complexities of the legal claims process. 
  • Age Discrimination: Older workers in the United States (40’s and up) face some additional obstacles in the workplace. In too many cases, companies deny older employees a fair chance to advance. There are federal and state age discrimination laws that bar unfair treatment of older workers. Our Fullerton age discrimination attorney helps clients understand their rights, and their options, and take action to get the best outcome. 
  • Disability Discrimination: Too many employers pass over disabled workers due to unfair stereotypes and inaccurate preconceived notions about what a worker can and cannot do. A disabled job applicant or employee who can fulfill the core job duties of a position deserves a fair and equitable opportunity. California employers covered by the ADA must avoid disability discrimination and make a good faith effort to find a reasonable accommodation for disabled employees. Failure to do so can give rise to a discrimination claim. Contact our Fullerton disability discrimination lawyer to set up a free consultation. 

What to Know About Workplace Retaliation Claims

As described by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation occurs when an employee is punished by an employer for asserting a lawfully protected right. Every employee has a right to report unlawful discrimination. You can report discriminatory practices to your direct supervisor, the HR department, or directly to authorities through a formal legal claim. 

If you faced adverse action—suspension, harassment, termination, etc.—because you reported discrimination, you may have been the victim of illegal retaliation. Our Fullerton, CA employment retaliation lawyer has the skills and experience to take on these claims. For a free consultation with a workplace retaliation attorney in Southern California, please do not hesitate to contact us today. 

Employees Can Rely on Fullerton Employment Discrimination Lawyer Joseph E. Richards

If you were forced to deal with discrimination as a job seeker or an employee, it takes a serious financial and emotional toll. Your rights may have been violated under federal or state law. Our founding attorney Joseph E. Richards helps workers in Southern California navigate the legal claims process. Among other things, our Fullerton employment law attorney will: 

  • Listen to your story and explain the claims process during a free initial consultation. 
  • Investigate our client’s case—gathering all evidence of employment discrimination.
  • Devise a comprehensive legal strategy to help our client get the best outcome. 

Contact Our Fullerton Employment Discrimination Attorneys Today

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our experienced Fullerton employment discrimination lawyers are experienced, devoted advocates for workers. If you or your loved one endured discrimination in the workplace, you may be able to take legal action to remedy your situation. Contact us at (888) 883-6588 to set up a free, no-obligation initial consultation with an attorney. We handle employment discrimination claims in Fullerton and throughout northern Orange County, including in Anaheim, Orange, and Garden Grove


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