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Orange County Workplace Discrimination Lawyer

Representation Against Workplace Discrimination

From our offices in Riverside, Irvine and Palm Desert, the law firm of Fernandez & Lauby LLP represents a diverse range of clients who have faced discrimination in the workplace. Our employment law attorneys have a proven track record of success representing clients in employment law and discrimination disputes in and out of the courtroom, in some cases recovering significant compensation and damages.

Operating in Southern California since 1998, our attorneys come from diverse legal backgrounds to offer a highly experienced and interdisciplinary approach to representation that offers a constellation of options and strategies to clients. Backed by extensive resources and a successful track record, we are ready to serve the employment law needs of clients.

Discrimination and Employment Law Attorneys

There are strict federal and state laws that prevent employers from negatively discriminating against an employee based on qualities such as race, creed, gender, religion or disability. When discrimination results in wrongful termination, unequal pay, failure to advance or other mistreatment, employees may be able to recover compensation or damages.

Our experienced employment law attorneys represent clients who feel they have been the victim of:

  • Gender discrimination
  • Racial discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • National origin discrimination

We work closely with our clients to understand the unique facts of your case and explore options available to pursue a positive resolution. Whether we fight against the discrimination you suffered in a courtroom or in direct negotiation with your employer, we make client satisfaction a priority in handling employment law matters.

Experienced, Effective Representation

We provide potential clients an opportunity to meet with a lawyer free of charge to discuss your employment law or discrimination case. Contact us online or by phone at 951-321-6009 to schedule your free initial consultation.


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We make it a priority to provide outstanding legal support, advice and representation for clients throughout Southern California. From class action litigation involving groups of employees to individual representation for one employee, we are focused on building strong solutions for clients.

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Employment attorneys, Kathy Le and Brian Mankin, discuss the recent decision by the California Supreme Court regarding the future of forced arbitration in our most recent article entitled, California Supreme Court Opens Door to Challenging Forced Arbitration

Employment attorney Marisa Kautz filed a class action for unpaid wages against Caring Funeral Services. The employer immediately moved to compel the case to individual arbitration to avoid paying all the employees their unpaid wages and other damages. However, on August 13, 2013, Ms. Kautz successfully defeated the motion. The case will proceed forward on a class-wide basis in Superior Court. If you are a current or former employee and believe you were not paid correctly or were denied breaks, you may be entitled to damages. Feel free to call Ms. Kautz if you would like to discuss this case or your potential rights.

Employment attorneys Marisa Kautz and Brian Mankin are handling a class action unpaid wage case involving all current and former mechanics of Ramona Tire within the last for years. On March 21, 2013, Ms. Kautz successfully defeated a motion to compel arbitration brought by Ramona Tire. As such, the case will proceed forward on a class wide basis in Superior Court. If you are a current or former employee of Ramona Tire, you may be entitled to damages as explained on our Auto Mechanics Wage Claims page. Feel free to call Ms. Kautz if you would like to discuss this case or your potential rights.


Check out this recent article from Patch.com! Attorney Brian Mankin provides insight to local media regarding a recent decision by the Court of Appeals. This decision could mean that many California auto mechanics are owed alot of money! Contact us today to see if we can help recover your unpaid wages.


Attorney Brian Mankin successfully tried a discrimination case before a jury in the Orange County Superior Court. The jury found that the company wrongfully terminated Mr. Mankin’s client based on her disability and medical condition. During the punitive damages phase, the jury found that the employer acted with malice. A judgment was rendered in the amount of $175,000 in favor of our client. Even in a conservative jurisdiction like Orange County, our team of employment attorneys stand ready to vindicate the rights of employees who are wrongfully discharged.

Fernandez & Lauby recovered over $4,000,000 for our employment law clients last year.  Contact us today to determine if we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Fernandez & Lauby recently assisted a public safety worker with a discrimination and retaliation claim after he helped alert the public of ongoing safety hazards in the workplace. We recovered $250,000 for the client!

Firm attorneys, Kyle Lauby and Brian Mankin, recently recovered a six figure settlement for a group of restaurant workers who were sexually harassed during and after work hours.

Attorney Brian Mankin has successfully resolved multiple class action wage and hour cases over the last year, each resulting in cash payments to all participating employees.

Attorney Michael Tam has recently recovered a six figure settlement for his client after she had been sexually harassed by the employer in her workplace! Make sure to contact Fernandez & Lauby if your right to a safe and harassment-free work place has been violated.

Fernandez & Lauby LLP has recovered millions of dollars for our employment law clients. We pride ourselves in having assisted hundreds of plaintiffs in receiving the fair and reasonable compensation for their losses. Whether you need to be represented as an individual or undertake a class action suit, contact our office to speak to an attorney about your case today.

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