Riverside Employment Discrimination


Get Help from Top-Rated Riverside, CA Workplace Discrimination Attorneys

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our seasoned Riverside employment discrimination attorneys have the professional experience that clients can trust. Federal and state laws protect workers against discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status, and other traits.  If you have any specific questions or concerns about workplace discrimination claims, we may be able to help. Contact us today at (888) 883-6588 to set up your free, no-obligation initial appointment with an experienced Riverside County employment lawyer.

An Overview of Workplace Discrimination Laws that Protect Workers in Riverside

Were you treated less well than a similarly qualified jobseeker or co-worker? If so, you may have been subject to unlawful discrimination. To prove discrimination in the legal sense, an employee must establish that they were subject to unfavorable treatment and that the reason it occurred was because of a legally protected characteristic (race, gender, age, etc.). All allegations of employment discrimination should be thoroughly investigated by an experienced professional. Key laws that you need to be aware of if you are an employee in Riverside County include: 

  • California State Law: Our state has more stringent anti-discrimination laws in place than the federal case. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) bars all forms of discrimination covered by federal law. Notably, FEHA applies far more broadly than Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal statutes. It covers employers with 5 or more workers. You may have a claim under California law even if you are not covered by federal law. 

We Advocate for Justice for Employees Facing Discrimination in Riverside, California 

As a full-service employee rights law firm, the legal team at the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. is prepared to take on the full range of workplace discrimination cases. We know that every claim involves its own unique set of facts. Our Riverside employment lawyer will put time and attention to detail into each case. Employment discrimination cases that we handle in Riverside include: 

  • Race Discrimination: Were you mistreated at work because of your race, color, ethnic background, or national origin? If so, your rights may have been violated under federal law, state law, or both. You should consult with an experienced Riverside race discrimination lawyer. These cases are highly fact-specific. A comprehensive investigation is required to determine exactly what happened. Our attorneys can advise you on your rights and help you take immediate action to pursue justice.   
  • Sex Discrimination: Sex-based discrimination in the workplace remains a pervasive problem. Our Riverside sex discrimination lawyers are skilled, effective advocates for our clients. We handle all types of workplace sex discrimination claims, including LGBTQ status discrimination claims and sexual harassment claims. If you believe that your rights were violated, please do not hesitate to contact our Riverside sex discrimination attorney for a free, confidential initial appointment. We will help you determine the best course of action. 
  • Age Discrimination: The American workforce is getting older. Unfortunately, employers are not always adjusting in a fair manner. In too many cases, older workers—defined under the law as those who are at least 40 years of age—are facing discriminatory treatment. It is an especially big problem when it comes to hiring and promotions. Our Riverside age discrimination attorney helps clients pursue all available legal remedies. 
  • Disability Discrimination: Disability discrimination claims are complex. An employee may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the ADA or California state law. The failure to make an effort to provide an effective accommodation could count as disability-based discrimination. Our Riverside disability discrimination lawyer helps employees and their families get justice. If you believe that you or your loved one was forced to endure disability discrimination in the workplace, contact us for a free case evaluation. 

You Have the Right to Report Discrimination Without Facing Retaliation

As described by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation is a cause of action that arises when an employee is subject to adverse action because he or she engaged in a legally protected activity. Reporting discrimination—whether to your supervisor, your HR department or to regulators—is a protected activity under both federal laws (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act) and state law (California Fair Employment and Housing Act). If you were punished by your company for reporting or complaining about discrimination, contact our Riverside workplace retaliation attorney for a free consultation. 

How Riverside Employment Attorney Joseph E. Richards Helps Workers 

If you were forced to endure illegal discrimination as a job applicant or an employee, you are likely feeling upset, stressed out, and frustrated. Our founder Joseph E. Richards is a tireless, experienced employee rights advocate committed to helping workers take action to get justice. Among other things, our Riverside employment discrimination lawyer is ready to: 

  • Hear what happened and answer legal questions during a free initial consultation.
  • Investigate our client’s legal claims, ensuring that they have the evidence to go forward.
  • Develop a customized legal strategy with a mission of getting our clients the best results. 

Call Our Riverside Employment Discrimination Attorneys Today

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our talented Riverside employment law attorneys take on the whole range of discrimination claims. If you have any questions about workplace discrimination claims, we are here as a caring resource. Give us a call today at (888) 883-6588 to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with our top employment lawyers in Riverside. We handle workplace discrimination claims throughout all of Riverside County, including Riverside, Moreno Valley, Corona, and Jurupa Valley


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