Conscientious Employment Law Attorneys Fighting Against Workplace National Origin Discrimination in Orange County

Your national origin is a protected class under both federal and California state law. That means it is expressly illegal for your employer and others at work to discriminate against you as a result of your national origin or that of your parents and other relatives. If you have suffered unfair and inappropriate treatment in the workplace because of your real or perceived national origin, the experienced legal team at Farnell & Norman, PC can help.

What Your Protected Status Means

Your rights under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) are intended to protect you from the following national origin discrimination actions and/or behavior in the workplace:

  • You were denied an interview, a job offer, or promotion
  • You have been verbally, digitally, or physically abused or threatened
  • Your workspace or personal property was damaged or destroyed
  • You have been left out of corporate networking or social events
  • You were terminated after reporting bias or discrimination against yourself or other coworkers of your national origin
  • You endure condescending remarks or actions with no recourse after complaining about the treatment

These are merely a few examples of the ways in which national origin discrimination can manifest in the workplace. If you have experienced any of these behaviors or others that are similar simply due to your national origin, we can help.

Your Legal Partner

If you have already reported discriminatory behavior at work and nothing has changed, it’s time to file a formal complaint with the appropriate employment law agency. In California, we typically file a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) first and ask them to cross-file the complaint with the federally-managed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) due to caseload concerns. The agency will investigate the abuse and take disciplinary steps if necessary. We can serve as your advocate and protect your identity and interests during this process.

Farnell & Norman, PC represents clients who have suffered unfair treatment in the workplace on the basis of their national origin. If you have experienced national origin discrimination in a professional setting, contact our Irvine office today at (949) 553-1300.