Employment Law

If you have been the victim of workplace misconduct such as work discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, or other dispute, our Orange County employment lawyers would like to speak with you. At Farnell & Norman, PC, we are experienced employment and labor law attorneys who will fight tirelessly for your rights.

Orange County Employment Law Attorneys

The practice of labor and employment law encompasses both wage and hour class action claims as well as individual and class claims for discrimination and wrongful termination. A few of the employment and labor law issues we can help you with include:

Wrongful Termination

If you have been fired based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, because of retaliation for reporting employer violations, or other reasons, it may be necessary to seek legal recourse. At Farnell & Norman, we have an extensive comprehension of California labor laws and how to resolve such labor issues and uphold your rights.

Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination is typically limited to discrimination based on one’s age, sex, national origin, religion or disability. If you have been disciplined, terminated or demoted as a result of such a characteristic please call our firm immediately. Such discrimination can lead to serious emotional distress and place an enormous strain on one’s professional and family life. Our firm has the experience and resources to obtain maximum recovery on these complex cases.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a legal term which describes maltreatment or discrimination against an individual in the workplace. The resulting injuries can be both financial and emotional. There are numerous questions that you may have prior to taking action as a result of such behavior. Objectively, these matters may often be difficult to prove. Our firm’s experience allows us to properly advise you.

Pregnancy Leave and Discrimination

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act explicitly prohibits employers from harassing, demoting, terminating, or otherwise discriminating against any employee for becoming pregnant, or for requesting or taking pregnancy leave. The Act applies to all employers that regularly employed five (5) or more full-time employees in the preceding year.


Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, it is unlawful for an employer to demote, suspend, terminate or harass any employee because that employee has engaged in protected activities. Such protected activities include protesting, complaining about, resisting or otherwise “opposing” discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, sex, disability, national origin, age, or religion.

Racial Harassment

At Farnell & Norman, we are dedicated to helping those dealing with a hostile work environment and issues such as racial harassment. These issues can be extremely painful. If you have been the target of racial harassment, it is important to call us as soon as possible so that we may begin defending your rights.


Some employees are fired or threatened with termination when they report health and safety violations or other illegal acts to the authorities. Under whistleblower legislation, these actions by an employer are against the law. Whistleblowers in these situations can also claim compensation for lost wages, and psychological or emotional distress. In some cases, they can obtain punitive damages.

We also agressively handle overtime claims, wage and hour disputes, severance contracts and exit packages and any hostile work environment issues. 

Call the Law Offices of Farnell & Norman at (949) 553-1300 to speak with an aggressive employment law attorney. We will listen and protect the rights of you and your family.

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