Irvine Employment Discrimination


We Protect the Rights of Employees in Irvine

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our talented Irvine employment discrimination attorneys in Irvine provide personalized, justice-driven legal representation to workers. Everyone deserves fair conditions on the job. If you endured discriminatory practices in the workplace, professional legal counsel is just a phone call away. Contact us today at (888) 883-6588 for your free, fully private consultation with a top-rated Irvine employment lawyer. 

Know the Employment Laws that Protect Workers Against Discrimination 

Employees deserve safe, fair conditions on the job. Discrimination is unfair treatment on the basis of a legally protected characteristic. Proving that you were treated unjustly in the workplace is one aspect of an employment discrimination claim. You must also establish that the unfair or unfavorable treatment happened because of your race, gender, age, or other protected trait. Key employment laws that may protect workers against discrimination in Irvine include: 

  • California Law: Our state has some of the strongest and most comprehensive regulations against workplace discrimination in the entire country. The main state statute that bars discriminatory treatment by businesses and nonprofit organizations is the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)There are some differences between federal law and California law. The most notable is that FEHA covers companies with 5 or more employees. 

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

Taking an employer and pursuing justice in a workplace discrimination claim is not easy. If you have questions about what you need to do next, you are not alone. At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., we handle the full spectrum of employment discrimination cases in Irvine. Our team is here to help you determine the best approach during a free initial consultation. Along with other types of employment law matters, our Irvine workplace discrimination lawyers help workers with:  

  • Race Discrimination: Race discrimination has been a stain on American history. Unfortunately, it remains a problem in too many workplaces. Beyond race, there are also laws in place to protect workers against unjust treatment on the basis of their color, national origin, and ethnic background. No employee should be subject to less favorable treatment than co-workers of another race or ethnic background. Our Irvine race discrimination lawyer is an experienced, reliable advocate for workers. 
  • Sex Discrimination: Sex discrimination occurs when a person’s gender, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity results in them facing unfair treatment in the workplace. It can come in many different specific forms—from denial of a promotion to lower pay to sexual harassment. Both women and men are protected by sex discrimination statutes. Our Irvine sex discrimination attorney helps clients get justice. 
  • Age Discrimination: As the American workforce grows older, age discrimination has become a more pervasive problem. Workers who are 40 years of age and older should not be denied fair opportunities on the job—including the opportunity to compete for promotions and rise within their company. Our Irvine age discrimination lawyer has the skills and legal experience to take on the full range of age discrimination cases. 
  • Disability Discrimination: The ADA requires covered employers to avoid disability discrimination. As part of the law, these employers must make a good faith effort to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled workers who meet the bona fide job requirements of a position. The unfair denial of reasonable accommodation could count as disability discrimination. To get more information, please do not hesitate to contact our Irvine disability discrimination lawyer to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. 

Employers Cannot Punish Workers for Reporting Discrimination (Retaliation Claims) 

Many workers are concerned that they will be punished for reporting discrimination. It is understandable worry—data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows that retaliation is the most common basis raised in federal employment law disputes. At the same time, the law is clear: Workers have a right to report discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act or the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) without being punished. 

When an employer punishes a worker for exercising a legally protected right, they are engaged in retaliation. Retaliation is a stand-alone employment law violation. If you or your loved one faced any form of adverse action from an employer after reporting discrimination, please do not hesitate to contact our Irvine workplace retaliation attorney to set up a free case review. 

Workers Can Trust Irvine Employment Discrimination Attorney Joseph E. Richards

Facing discrimination in the workplace can be extraordinarily challenging. Not only is it a serious emotional burden to carry, but it can derail your career. Our founder Joseph E. Richards is a committed advocate for employee rights. When you call our Southern California law office, you will be able to connect with an Irvine employment law attorney who can: 

  • Conduct a free, in-depth assessment of your employment discrimination claim; 
  • Carefully investigate our client’s legal case with a focus on securing the evidence; and
  • Devise a customized strategy to put our client in the best possible position to get justice. 

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Irvine Employment Discrimination Lawyer Today

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our Irvine employment discrimination attorneys are experienced and justice-driven advocates for clients. If you were forced to endure discrimination at work, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Get in touch with the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. by phone at (888) 883-6588 to set up a free, confidential appointment. We handle workplace discrimination claims in Irvine, Orange County, and Southern California. 


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