Boyle Heights Employment Attorneys

The trial attorneys of the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stand ready to fight for the rights of the residents of Boyle Heights, regardless of whether they are employees or employers.  If your cause is just and involves employment law, give us a call to see how we can help.

Boyle Heights, California

Boyle Heights is a large neighborhood in Los Angeles.  It is one of the City’s most notable and historic Chicano communities and is known as a bastion of Chicano culture, hosting cultural landmarks like Mariachi Plaza and events like the annual Día de los Muertos celebration. Boyle Heights has a rich history.  During the Spanish, Mexican, and early American periods it was called Paredón Blanco (“White Bluff”) during the Spanish, Mexican, and early American periods.   The area became named after Andrew Boyle, who purchased 22 acres on the bluffs overlooking the Los Angeles River for $4,000. Boyle established his home on the land in 1858. In the 1860s, he began growing grapes and sold the wine under the “Paredon Blanc” name. In the early 1910s, Boyle Heights was one of the only communities that did not have restricted housing covenants that discriminated against the Japanese people and other people of color. The Japanese community of Little Tokyo continued to grow and extended into Boyle Heights in the early 1910s.  In the years that followed the area was a center of immigrant life, with waves of immigrants coming to the area from all different corners of the world. Today it’s mostly Latino, though landmarks that capture its multicultural evolution remain. Boyle Heights is situated in east central Los Angeles and is home to more than 100,000 residents.  It covers approximately six and a half square miles, and encompasses the following zip codes: 90023, 90033, 90063. The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is headquartered in Burbank which is minutes away from Boyle Heights. Our employment lawyers stand ready to provide legal services to both employees and employers in Boyle Heights.

The Search For The Best Employment Lawyer in Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights thrives as a vibrant community, offering its residents a plethora of legal professionals to choose from. When conducting an online search for “Boyle Heights employment lawyer” or “wrongful termination attorney in Boyle Heights,” you’re likely to encounter a deluge of paid advertisements from employment lawyers spanning various locations. The challenge lies in selecting the right attorney, one with the requisite skills and experience, when your options are primarily based on paid internet advertisements. For individuals seeking legal representation, discerning whether a particular attorney possesses the expertise needed for employment trials and litigation can be a formidable task when all they have to rely on is an advertisement. However, at the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C., each attorney brings nearly two decades of invaluable experience to the table. Our legal team boasts a well-documented track record of success, effectively advocating for both employees and employers. Our firm’s guiding principle emphasizes quality over quantity. Instead of saturating the market with advertising, our attorneys dedicate their time to the courtroom, passionately fighting for our clients’ rights. We understand that actions speak louder than words, and we wholeheartedly invite you to seek references from satisfied clients upon request. Additionally, you can explore our online reviews to gain added assurance in our capabilities. With conveniently located offices just minutes away from Boyle Heights, we are poised and prepared to offer top-tier legal representation to the residents of Boyle Heights, ensuring that their legal needs are met with the utmost level of expertise and professionalism.

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Navigating Equality: Understanding Disability Discrimination Laws in California

In California's diverse workplaces, creating an environment that values equal treatment under the law is essential. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) plays a critical role in preventing discrimination on various grounds, including discrimination based on disability. In this blog post, we'll explore the practical aspects of disability discrimination laws under FEHA and hopefully provide some insight for both employees and employers. The Foundation: California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) At the heart of California's commitment to fairness in the workplace is the FEHA. This legislation prohibits discrimination based on various characteristics. One of the protected characteristics is disability. The FEHA declares as public policy "that it is necessary to protect and safeguard the right and opportunity of all persons to seek, obtain, and hold employment without discrimination" on the basis of physical or mental disability or various other factors the statute enumerates. California Government Code § 12920 Prohibited Forms of Disability Discrimination The FEHA proscribes two types of disability discrimination: (1) discrimination arising from an employer's intentionally discriminatory act against an employee because of his or her disability (disparate treatment discrimination), and (2) discrimination resulting from an employer's facially neutral practice or policy that has a disproportionate effect on employees suffering from a disability (disparate impact discrimination). The Broad Scope of Disabilities FEHA's strength lies in its broad definition of disability. The FEHA prohibits discrimination against individuals who have a "physical disability, mental disability or medical condition." California Government Code § 12920 A "physical disability" includes but is not limited to any physiological disease, disorder, condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss that both: (1) affects one or more of the following body systems: neurologic, immunological, musculoskeletal, special sense organs, respiratory (including speech organs), cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, genitourinary, hemic and lymphatic, skin and endocrine; and (2) limits an individual's ability to participate in major life activities. California Government Code § 12926(m) The FEHA definition of "physical disability" also covers the following:(a) "any other health impairment ... that requires special education or related services. The FEHA also defines "physical disability" as having a record or history of any of the specified physiological or anatomical conditions that is known to the employer. It also includes being regarded or treated by the employer as having or having had any physical condition that "makes achievement of a major life activity difficult." Moreover, "physical disability" also includes being regarded or treated by the employer as having or having had a condition that currently has no disabling effect but may become an impairment limiting the individual's ability to participate in major life activities. Last but not least, the FEHA may also prohibit an employer from taking adverse action against employees based on their association with another person who is or is perceived to be disabled. A "mental disability" includes "any mental or psychological disorder, such as intellectual disability, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, or specific learning disabilities" that "limits a major life activity." California Government Code §12926(j)(1) A "medical condition" means ... 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
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$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