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Discrimination Lawyers in San Diego

Our lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp in San Diego believe that all employees deserve to be treated with respect and dignity in the workplace, no matter their race, age, gender, or sex. That is why our talented, award-winning legal team is committed to using our vast resources and unique legal insight to defend our clients' labor rights and fight against all forms of employment discrimination.

We make it our mission to deliver compassionate, effective, and results-driven legal representation throughout each phase of the legal process. If your job performance and mental health have been substantially affected because of discriminatory acts or comments that create a hostile and offensive work environment, then please get in touch with Sanford Heisler Sharp, in San Diego to discuss all of your options for pursuing justice.

Call (646) 681-7373 or contact us online to schedule your free case consultation.

Employment Discrimination Cases We Handle in San Diego

Our San Diego employment law team proudly takes on discrimination cases and fights on behalf of clients of all backgrounds who want to hold their employers accountable for violating the law.

We have secured lucrative victories for clients facing the following forms of discrimination in the workplace:

Pregnancy Discrimination

We defend the rights of pregnant women experiencing discrimination based on current, past, or intended pregnancies. Our talented lawyers have represented clients in high-profile pregnancy discrimination cases against large pharmaceutical companies, accounting and public relations firms, and other major entities.

Race Discrimination

If your employer uses discriminatory practices based on race when it comes to hiring, firing, discipline, distributing benefits, promoting, compensation, job training, or any other condition of employment, then please contact our premier legal team so we can assist you. We have secured victories in race discrimination against major corporations on behalf of restaurant servers, CEOs, and other various employees.

Age Discrimination

Are you getting passed over time and time again for a promotion now that you are older than most of the other workers at your company? Are you given poor performance reviews and evaluations now that you are older, despite your ability to produce quality work that is comparable to younger employees? Our age discrimination lawyers are prepared to fight for your rights under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Gender Discrimination

In addition to securing the largest gender discrimination verdict in U.S. history, our legal team has also obtained record-setting victories for women in both entry-level and C-suite roles. The lawyers at our firm are uniquely positioned to understand the complicated issues that arise in gender cases and strive to support our clients with compassionate counsel.

LGBTQ Discrimination

We use our considerable legal resources to fight LGBTQ discrimination in workplaces across San Diego and the surrounding areas. Have you been verbally or physically abused by co-workers or fired because of your sexual orientation or gender identity? If so, consult with our LGBTQ discrimination team so we can vigorously defend your rights.

Religious Discrimination

We help workers who have been mistreated at work because of their deeply held religious beliefs. If you have been fired, endured offensive remarks, or were denied leave for religious holidays, please speak to us so we can help you hold your employer accountable.

Accent Discrimination

While Title VII doesn’t explicitly outlaw accent discrimination, courts have recognized that accent-related discrimination can qualify as national origin discrimination. We have successfully represented employees who were subjected to harassment, discipline, and undue scrutiny at work because of their accents.

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Our Firm's Case Results

Achieving Precedent-Setting Verdicts and Settlements
  • $762 Million Settlement Whistleblower Settlement Against Biotech Company

    Sanford Heisler Sharp represented a former employee-turned-whistleblower who accused biotech company Amgen of violating the False Claims Act by promoting off-label drug use and illegal kickbacks to promote sales. Sanford Heisler Sharp’s work with the U.S. Department of Justice culminated in a $762 million global qui tam settlement.

  • $253 Million Settlement Gender Discrimination Verdict Against Pharma Company

    Sanford Heisler Sharp achieved the largest jury verdict in U.S. history in an employment discrimination case. A jury awarded $253 million after finding the pharmaceutical giant liable for gender discrimination in pay, promotions, and relating to pregnancy. The case benefited over 7,000 female pharmaceutical representatives.

  • $120 Million Settlement Whistleblower Settlement Against Pharmacy

    Sanford Heisler Sharp and co-counsel represented a general manager of an Omnicare pharmacy who blew the whistle on violations of the Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act. As part of the settlement, Omnicare agreed to pay $120 million.

  • $99 Million Settlement Overtime Settlement Against Pharma Company

    Sanford Heisler Sharp brought a major wage and hour class and collective action lawsuit alleging that Novartis misclassified its pharmaceutical representatives and failed to pay them overtime that they were owed. Sanford Heisler Sharp negotiated a $99 million settlement which resulted in over 7,000 sales reps receiving settlement payments.

  • $99 Million Settlement $99 Million Settlement Reached After Successful Appeal

    Sanford Heisler Sharp won an appeal in In re Novartis Wage & Hour Litigation in the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and, as a result, Plaintiffs reached a $99 million settlement – one of the largest overtime pay settlements in U.S. history.

  • $68.5 Million Settlement Whistleblower Settlement Against Office Supplier

    Sanford Heisler Sharp represented a whistleblower who alleged that office supply company Office Depot violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging over 1,000 government agencies for office and classroom supplies. The qui tam suit against Office Depot settled for $68.5 million.

  • $50 Million Settlement Qui Tam Settlement Against Navistar

    Sanford Heisler Sharp represented a former employee turned whistleblower who alleged that Navistar, a defense contractor, overcharged the Government in the MRAP vehicle purchase. The case settled in 2020 for $50 million, $11 million of which was awarded to the whistleblower.

  • $28 Million Settlement Overtime Settlement Against Tech Company

    Sanford Heisler Sharp secured a $28 million settlement for AT&T managers who had not been paid overtime by the telephone giant. The settlement benefited thousands of employees and resolved multiple class action and collective action lawsuits filed in California, Connecticut, and Georgia.

Some of Our Awards
and Recognitions

    • 2021 National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers
    • 2021 Labor & Employment Firm of the Year - Benchmark Litigation
    • Employment Litigation Department of the Year
    • 2021 Best Law Firms
    • 2022 Lawdragon 500
    • 2021 Lawdragon 500
    • Super Lawyers
    • AV Rated
    • 2020 Chambers & Partners
Get in Touch Today

If you have been wronged and need legal advice, then please get in touch with Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP so we can get to work finding the best path to securing justice. Call us today at (646) 681-7373 or contact us online to set up a free case consultation.