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Discrimination Proudly Serving All of California

Sacramento Discrimination Attorney

Fighting Against Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination against employees in the workplace — on the bases of race, gender, age, pregnancy, disability, national origin, and a variety of other criteria — is against the law. If you feel you are a target for discrimination at work due to your age, disability, pregnancy, gender, race, or religion, you need skilled employment law representation in your corner immediately.

For more than 20 years of successful employment law practice in Sacramento and throughout central and Northern California, the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton has been protecting people like you. We can be the champion you need to overcome workplace discrimination and obtain justice.

Call (916) 318-3388 to speak with an experienced workplace discrimination lawyer in Sacramento.

Filing a Workplace Discrimination Claim in Sacramento

In California, an individual may file a workplace discrimination claim with either the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The DFEH is California’s state administrative agency, while the EEOC is the federal administrative agency. These two agencies have a work-sharing agreement. Under this agreement, the agencies cooperate with each other during the claims process. This means that it is only necessary to file a claim with one of these agencies.

Both the EEOC and DFEH have minimum requirements for the number of employees an employer must have for the regulations to apply. To file a discrimination claim with the EEOC, your employer must have at least 15 employees. Age discrimination claims require 20 or more employees. The DFEH, on the other hand, will accept claims from those whose workplace has five or more employees.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

Claims filed to the DEFH must be submitted within one year after the date of the discriminatory act. In federal cases, an employee must file a discrimination claim to the EEOC within 180 days, though in some cases this deadline may be extended to 300 days. Federal employees must submit their claim to the EEOC within 45 days of the discrimination.

Right to Sue Letter

Before you can file a civil lawsuit against your employer for discrimination, you must receive a “Right to Sue Letter” from the DFEH or the EEOC. Although the respective agency may choose to invite you and your employer to a mediation session to seek a resolution, or handle your claim in some other way, the most common outcome is the issuing of a right to sue letter. This letter notifies the filer that the agency has finished their investigation and is now permitted to file a lawsuit. You only have 90 days after receiving your letter to bring a lawsuit against your employer.

Work with a Lawyer Who Truly Believes in Your Rights

Experienced employment law attorney Jeffrey D. Fulton believes deeply in your right to be free from discrimination and harassment. Count on him to be open to your ideas, receptive to your version of what is happening at your job, and welcome to the opportunity to investigate your claims. If Mr. Fulton takes your case, you can expect measured advice, zealous advocacy, and tireless dedication to obtain a favorable outcome.

If You Were Fired or Demoted for Reporting Discrimination, We Can Help

Were you retaliated against by an employer because you reported the discrimination? Did this retaliation result in an adverse employment action? You can take action to right this wrong.


Speak with our Sacramento discrimination attorney immediately. Call the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton at (916) 318-3388 or contact us online today to get started.


Aggressive Litigation that Gets Results

Our Victories
  • Case Against Public Employer $500,000 Settlement

    $500,000 settlement and dismissal of adverse action in a case against a public employer.

  • Discrimination Case $1.7 Million Verdict

    Assisted in obtaining a verdict for $1.7 million in an employment discrimination case

  • Reimbursement Case $800,000 Settlement

    $800,000 settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.

  • Reimbursement Case $2.5 Million Settlement

    $2.5 million settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.

  • Reimbursement Case $600,000 Settlement

    $600,000 settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.

  • Sexual Harassment Case Successful Verdict

    Favorable sexual harassment verdict for a low wage fast-food worker.

  • Sexual Harassment Case Successful Settlement

    Significant confidential settlement for a victim of sexual harassment in a healthcare setting.

  • Wage & Reimbursement Case $2.5 Million Settlement

    $2.5 million settlement on behalf of class members in failure to pay wages and reimburse expenses case.

  • Wage Case Successful Verdict

    Favorable verdict on behalf of an employee for failure to pay wages owed.

  • Whistleblower Case $1.5 Million Verdict

    $1.5 million verdict on behalf of whistleblower clients against public entity.

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Clients Tell Their Stories

Testimonials
  • “He saved me from a pretty terrible work situation. I'm so much happier at work now and I would not have been able to succeed without his services.”

    - Megan W.
  • “Jeff and his team have empathy, compassion, and just a friendly way about them that is so friendly. I thank them for helping me and in more ways than financially. I can truly say this law office changed my life.”

    - Previous Client
  • “Mr. Fulton was caring and took the time to understand everything about the case. I never felt rushed, he always clarified things for me if I had any questions. The whole process was very nerve-racking, and Jeff was very calming.”

    - Previous Client
  • “Cases can and may get very complicated, but Jeff and his team handled all that and just gave me all the facts in layman’s terms that I needed, and it was much appreciated by me. My case was a time-consuming one for Fulton Law, and Jeff always kept me”

    - Previous Client
  • “After the initial meeting, I felt at ease and had an overall ‘good vibe’ about him. He made no empty promises, and I was very happy with the results.”

    - Previous Client
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WHEN YOU NEED A CHAMPION, WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

What You Can Expect With Us
  • Over 20 Years of Legal Experience

    With extensive employment law experience in and out of the courtroom, Mr. Fulton is well-equipped to help you navigate your case.

  • An Aggressive Litigator with a Compassionate Ear

    As an attorney with extensive trial experience, Mr. Fulton will not only listen to your concerns but will also fight for your cause.

  • Free Initial Case Evaluations

    You won't have to pay for the first discussion about your case with our attorney.

  • Affordable Legal Services

    In most cases, you don't pay unless we win. If you just need legal advice, we offer affordable consultations.

COUNT ON US TO TREAT YOU WITH RESPECT AND GO TO WAR FOR YOU

Schedule a free initial case evaluation with Jeffrey D. Fulton today to discuss your case.