Arleta Employment Lawyers

The trial attorneys of the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stand ready to fight for both employers and employees in Arleta, California.

Arleta, California

Arleta is a neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles.  It is situated in the center-north section of the San Fernando Valley and is home to more than 30,000.00 Angelenos.  It covers approximately three square miles, and encompasses the following zip codes: 91331, and 91224.  The area of Arleta was a relatively undeveloped portion in the west of the community of Pacoima. This area remained semirural up to World War II when manufacturers expanded their operations into the valley and created more jobs. In order to accommodate factory workers, residential development increased in the area.  Arleta is therefore largely residential. The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is headquartered in the City of Burbank which is minutes away from Arleta. The Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. stands ready to provide legal services to both employees and employers in Arleta.

The Best Wrongful Termination Lawyer in Arleta Are Minutes Away

While Arleta thrives as a community, it is primarily recognized as a residential hub, resulting in a limited presence of lawyers or law firms within its borders. When you conduct a Google search for an “Arleta employment lawyer,” or “wrongful termintion lawyer in Arleta” the results are often populated with paid advertisements from attorneys in neighboring areas like downtown Los Angeles or Century City. This can make it challenging to identify the right attorney with the necessary expertise, as selecting solely based on paid advertisements from non-local attorneys can be a daunting task. Discovering an attorney well-versed in employment law and experienced in resolving such disputes is not as straightforward as it may initially appear. At the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C., each of our attorneys boasts nearly two decades of extensive experience in the field. Our legal team has consistently delivered successful outcomes for both employers and employees alike. Our firm operates on the principle of prioritizing quality over quantity. Located just a short distance from Arleta, we are ideally situated to offer residents of this community unparalleled legal representation. Whether you are an employer seeking to navigate complex employment issues or an employee facing workplace challenges, you can trust the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. to provide you with the highest caliber of legal support and advocacy.

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My Employer Fired Me Because I Refused to Sign a Non-Compete. Can I Sue for Wrongful Termination?

The relationship between employers and employees is governed by a complex interplay of legal rights and obligations. When an employer terminates an employee for refusing to sign a non-compete agreement, it raises important questions about the legality of such actions. Understanding Non-Compete Agreements 1. Nature of Non-Compete Agreements: A non-compete agreement is a contractual arrangement wherein an employee agrees not to engage in competitive activities with their former employer for a specified period and within a defined geographical area after leaving the company. 2. Legal Considerations: Non-compete agreements are subject to legal scrutiny, and their enforceability varies across jurisdictions. In California, non-compete agreements are disfavored and are subject to very strict limitations under state law. California’s Public Policy Against Non-Competes In California there is a strong public policy against the restraint of people from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind. This fundamental public policy is reflected in California Business and Professions Code Section §16600 which states as follows: "(a) Except as provided in this chapter, every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void. (b)(1) This section shall be read broadly, in accordance with Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP (2008) 44 Cal.4th 937, to void the application of any noncompete agreement in an employment context, or any noncompete clause in an employment contract, no matter how narrowly tailored, that does not satisfy an exception in this chapter. (2) This subdivision does not constitute a change in, but is declaratory of, existing law. (c) This section shall not be limited to contracts where the person being restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business is a party to the contract." The Case of D'sa v. Playhut, Inc., (2000) 85 Cal. App. 4th 927 The employee in D'sa v. Playhut, Inc., (2000) 85 Cal. App. 4th 927 filed a wrongful termination action against his employer and its administrative services provider, alleging that the defendants violated public policy when they fired him based on his refusal to sign a confidentiality agreement that contained an illegal covenant not to compete. On appeal, the Court of Appeal held that the termination of the employee constituted a wrongful termination in violation of public policy. Violation of Public Policy Therefore, in California, terminating an employee for refusing to sign an invalid or unenforceable non-compete agreement may be considered a violation of public policy. Employees have the right to engage in lawful professions and businesses and enforcing an unlawful non-compete could be deemed contrary to public policy. Legal Recourse for Employees 1. Consultation with an Employment Attorney: Employees facing termination for refusing to sign a non-compete agreement should seek legal counsel promptly. An employment attorney can assess the specific circumstances, evaluate the enforceability of the agreement, and determine the viability of a wrongful termination claim. 2. Documenting the Situation: It is helpful when employees document instances related to the non-compete agreement, including communications with the employer, ... Read more

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$6.131 MillionEmployment: Disability Discrimination
$3.85 MillionEmployment: Wrongful Termination
$950 ThousandEmployment: Retaliation
$800 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$750 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$700 ThousandEmployment: Wrongful Termination / Race Discrimination
$658 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$650 ThousandPersonal Injury: Automobile Collision
$375 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$325 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$300 ThousandEmployment: Wrongful Termination / Race Discrimination
$295 ThousandEmployment: Wage and Hour
$265 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$250 ThousandEmployment: Pregnancy Discrimination
$250 ThousandEmployment Law: Disability Discrimination
$240 ThousandEmployment: Disability Discrimination
$240 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$200 ThousandEmployment: Wrongful Termination
$199 ThousandEmployment: Pregnancy Discrimination
$195 ThousandEmployment: Religious Discrimination
$193 ThousandEmployment: Failure to Accommodate
$180 ThousandEmployment: Unpaid Wages
$175 ThousandEmployment: Whistleblower Retaliation
$175 ThousandEmployment: Medical Leave Retaliation
$174 ThousandEmployment: Wage and Hour
$167 ThousandEmployment: Wage and Hour
$160 ThousandEmployment: Unpaid Wages
$158 ThousandBreach of Contract
$150 ThousandEmployment: Reverse Race Discrimination
$130 ThousandEmployment: Race Discrimination
$125 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$125 ThousandEmployment: Disability Discrimination
$125 ThousandEmployment: Medical Leave Retaliation
$120 ThousandEmployment: Unpaid Commission Wages
$120 ThousandEmployment: Retaliation
$120 ThousandPersonal Injury: Automobile Collision
$107 ThousandEmployment: Whistleblower Retaliation
$100 ThousandEmployment: Failure to Accommodate
$100 ThousandEmployment: Wrongful Termination
$100 ThousandPersonal Injury: Bicycle Collision
$100 ThousandPersonal Injury: Pedestrian Collision