Counseling Orange County Employees in Workplace Discrimination Cases


Workplace discrimination is typically limited to discrimination based on one’s age, sex, national origin, religion and/or disability. If you have been disciplined, terminated or demoted as a result of your status as a member of a protected class, please call our firm immediately. Left undefended, such discrimination can cause serious emotional distress and place an enormous strain on one’s career and financial well-being.

Unfortunately, there are many forms of discrimination and harassment in the California workplace. It may not always be overt, however, nor easily addressed with a superior. It is important to seek the assistance of a qualified employment law attorney if you have any questions regarding workplace discrimination.

Remember, it’s illegal for an employer to deny training to, fail to promote, harass, or refuse to hire an employee based upon her or his race, national origin, gender and/or religion. It’s simple as that. The compassionate team at Farnell and Norman, PC can help explain your options and protect your legal rights regarding cases of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment or other workplace issues you may be facing.

Sexual Discrimination

You should not be subjected to harassment or discrimination in the workplace because of your gender or sexual orientation. If you are, your boss or coworkers are acting illegally. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality).

Racial Discrimination

It is illegal to discriminate against someone because of their race, color, ethnicity and/or national origin at work, yet it happens frequently. If you have been harassed or discriminated against due to any of those factors, we can help you stop the unfair treatment and seek redress for what you have suffered.

Pregnancy Leave & Discrimination

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

National Origin Discrimination

Just as it is illegal to discriminate against someone because of their race or skin color, it is also illegal to treat someone unfairly based on their national origin. Immigrants, not matter how long they have lived in the United States, are subject to prejudice in the workplace with disappointing regularity. We have successfully represented many clients who have faced professional national origin discrimination and will do the same for you.

Disability Discrimination

Having a mental or physical disability should have no bearing on the respect and fair treatment you receive at work. If your boss or colleagues are harassing you or discriminating against you because of a disability, they are breaking the law and you should not stand for it. We can help you file a claim against the offenders and seek the justice you deserve.

Age Discrimination

If you are over the age of 40 and are being passed over for promotions, refused further education or training opportunities, or terminated and immediately replaced by someone just entering the workforce, you may have suffered age discrimination. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits such treatment and we can help you prove the injustice done to you.

Don’t Wait!

At Farnell & Norman, we will investigate the circumstances of your discrimination case, collect relevant evidence and choose the most appropriate legal venue in which to pursue your case. This often entails filing a claim with the federal EEOC or California Department of Fair Housing. Depending on the details of your case, careful preparation may enable us to achieve a fair settlement through mediation. If necessary, however, we will aggressively pursue your case in court. And our contingency fee basis means that you won’t pay a dime unless we’re successful.

Farnell & Norman, PC has spent more than 30 years defending Orange County clients in cases involving workplace discrimination. Call (949) 553-1300 now to speak with a knowledgeable employment law attorney.