Santa Ana Employment Discrimination


We Handle the Full Range of Workplace Discrimination Claims in Santa Ana

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our Santa Ana employment discrimination lawyers are experienced, results-focused advocates for clients. You should not have to face discriminatory practices because of your race, sex, age, or any other legally protected trait. If you or your family member endured workplace discrimination, professional counsel is available. Call us at (888) 883-6588 for a free initial consultation with a Santa Ana employment discrimination attorney. 

What to Know About Federal and California Law Against Employment Discrimination

A worker who faces unlawful discrimination in the workplace has been denied a full and equitable opportunity to succeed. They may have a viable legal claim against their employer. To bring an employment discrimination claim in Santa Ana, an employee or job applicant must establish that they were subject to unfair/unfavorable treatment based on a legally protected characteristic. In practice, workplace discrimination takes a wide array of different forms. The laws that help to protect employees against job-related discrimination in Santa Ana include: 

  • California Law: The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) covers some employers that are not covered under federal workplace discrimination statutes. FEHA provides similar and more comprehensive protections than federal law. It covers all employers that have five or more employees on their staff—meaning many companies that are not covered by federal law are covered by state law. If you have questions about your rights under FEHA, please contact our Santa Ana employment law for a free consultation. 

We Protect Workers Against Discrimination in Santa Ana, California 

The Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. is a law firm that advocates for the rights of employees. With vast experience and passion for justice, we are qualified to take on the full spectrum of workplace discrimination claims. Along with other types of employment discrimination matters, our Santa Ana attorney has the skills and knowledge to assist clients with: 

  • Race Discrimination: Race discrimination laws protect covered workers against all forms of race-based discrimination—including on the basis of color, ethnic background, and national origin. You should never be treated worse than other job applicants or your co-workers because of your race. Some examples include denial of a job opportunity, lower wages, and wrongful termination. Our Santa Ana race discrimination attorney is a strong, skilled advocate for clients. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. 
  • Sex Discrimination: We handle the full range of workplace sex discrimination claims, including sexual harassment claims. Sex discrimination occurs when an employee is forced to endure unfavorable treatment based, at least in part, on their sex. It comes in many forms—from lower wages to denial of a promotion to disproportionate penalties for wrongdoing. Contact our Santa Ana sex discrimination lawyer for your free case review.
  • Age Discrimination: Workers who are 40 years old and older are protected against age-based discrimination. Studies have down that age discrimination is a growing problem in workplaces in our country. It can take many forms—from older workers being denied a chance for a promotion to older workers being targeted for layoffs. Our Santa Ana age discrimination lawyer is an experienced, effective advocate for clients. 
  • Disability Discrimination: We handle disability discrimination cases under the ADA and California state law. A disabled worker who can meet the core requirements for a job should be given a fair chance to succeed. Employers need to make a good faith effort to provide reasonable accommodation when appropriate. For a free appointment with a top Santa Ana disability discrimination attorney, please contact us today. 

Employees Have a Right to Report Discrimination Without Facing Retaliation

One of the most stressful parts of facing workplace discrimination is that it can feel like justice is out of reach. Many people worry that if they try to report discrimination or harassment, they will be punished by their manager or employer. It is important to understand that this is an illegal practice.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) allow workers to report discrimination without facing retribution. 

You may be entitled to protection against retaliation whether you reported discrimination internally or externally. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) explains that an employer cannot subject a worker to unfavorable personnel action—suspension, loss of benefits, harassment, termination, etc.—because that worker engaged in protected activities. Our Santa Ana workplace retaliation lawyer is a skilled, justice-driven advocate for employees. 

How Santa Ana Employment Discrimination Lawyer Joseph E. Richards Helps Workers

There are few things more upsetting or frustrating than being discriminated against at work. You do not have to accept illegal treatment. Our founding lawyer Joseph E. Richards is an aggressive, experienced employee rights advocate. We work proactively to get justice for clients. More specifically, our Santa Ana employment discrimination attorneys can: 

  • Hear your story and explain the discrimination claims process during a free consultation.
  • Thoroughly investigate our client’s legal case—getting the evidence needed to proceed.
  • Devise a comprehensive strategy with a focus on securing the best results for our clients. 

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Santa Ana Employment Discrimination Attorney

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our Santa Ana employment law attorneys have deep experience handling complex workplace discrimination claims. Get in touch with us by phone at (888) 883-6588 to request your free, no-obligation initial consultation with a top-rated lawyer.  You do not deserve to be treated unfairly at work and you do not have to tolerate employment discrimination. We advocate tirelessly for employee rights in Santa Ana and all around the surrounding communities, including in Orange, Anaheim, and Irvine


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