Calabasas Employment Attorneys
The trial attorneys of the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stand ready to fight for the rights of the residents of Calabasas, 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.
Calabasas is a city in the southwestern region of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County. Calabasas is home to more than 25,000 residents. It covers approximately eighteen square miles, and encompasses the following zip codes: 90290, 91301, 91302, and 91372. Settlements of Chumash Indians named the area Calabasas, a word perhaps descended from the Indian word for “where the wild geese fly.” Others think Calabasas comes from the Spanish word for pumpkin or wild gourd. Spanish expeditions in the 1700’s forever changed the Indians’ way of life. The Diary of Miguel Costanso, which documents the Portola expeditions in 1769-1770, refers to encounters with the Chumash in the area. Six years later, the Juan de Anza party camped just west of Calabasas. El Scorpion, or El Escorpion, a ranch that once occupied a large tract in the west Valley, was granted to three Indians in Calabasas in the 1830’s. About 25 years later, Miguel Leonis, the Basque “King of Calabasas” acquired the ranch and 1100 acres by his marriage to Espiritu, an Indian who had inherited the property from her father. Leonis was often in trouble with the law, hiring gunmen to expand his lands, bribing witnesses and threatening nearby settlers. He was killed in 1889 when he fell from his wagon after removing a band of squatters from his property. Squatter wars and gun fights were a bloody part of Calabasas history. “Inhabitants killed each other off so steadily that a human face is a rarity,” wrote Horace Bell in his book on the old west coast. When large ranches were divided into farms in the late 1800’s, families of settlers struggled against poverty and drought. When water and power came to Owensmouth (Canoga Park), they were happy to leave the difficult life of Calabasas pioneers. After the turn of the century, several select spots in the Calabasas area developed into weekend respites from the city. What is now the Sagebrush Cantina was originally a group of small stores built by Lester Agoure, Sr. in the early 1920’s. The parking lot once was the local jail. Outside was the famous hanging tree, dead, but still standing today. It is the identifying logo of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. Lack of water in the Calabasas area was always a major concern. With the founding of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District in 1958, a water supply was assured, and the area began its development boom. With offices in Burbank, the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is just minutes away from Calabasas. Our employment lawyers stand ready to provide world-class services and top-notch representation to the residents of Calabasas.
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Calabasas, as a thriving community, offers a plethora of legal professionals for its residents to consider. Conducting an online search for “employment lawyer Calabasas” or “wrongful termination attorney Calabasas” often inundates users with paid advertisements from employment lawyers based in various locations. Navigating this sea of choices to select the right attorney with the essential skills and experience can indeed be challenging when relying primarily on paid internet advertisements. For individuals in search of legal representation, assessing an attorney’s proficiency in handling employment trials and litigation can be a formidable task when their primary reference point 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-established track record of success, effectively advocating for both employees and employers. Our firm’s guiding principle revolves around prioritizing quality over quantity. Instead of saturating the market with advertising, our attorneys dedicate their time to the courtroom, vigorously fighting for our clients’ rights. We understand that actions speak louder than words and wholeheartedly invite you to seek references from satisfied clients upon request. Additionally, you can explore our online reviews to gain added confidence in our capabilities. With conveniently located offices just minutes away from Calabasas, we are poised and prepared to provide top-tier legal representation to the residents of Calabasas, ensuring that their legal needs are met with the utmost level of expertise and professionalism. Your pursuit of justice begins here.
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Employers in California are subject to state and federal laws prohibiting pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. What is the Law Governing Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace? Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII") and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. Both the FEHA and Title VII protect employees from discrimination based on an array of traits and characteristics that are part of an individual's sex and gender, which is defined to include pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. What Are the Elements of Prima Facie Discrimination? "To establish a prima facie case of discrimination under FEHA, a plaintiff must show they were a member of a protected class; they were qualified for the position or were performing competently in the position they held; they suffered an adverse employment action, such as termination, demotion, or denial of an available job; and some other circumstance suggested discriminatory motive." Khoiny v. Dignity Health (2022) 76 Cal.App.5th 390, 397. Similarly, to make out a prima facie case of discrimination under Title VII, the plaintiff may demonstrate that "(1) he or she belongs to a protected class; (2) he or she was qualified for the position; (3) he or she were subject to an adverse employment action; and (4) similarly situated persons outside his protected class were treated more favorably. Crowe v. Wormuth (9th Cir. 2023) 74 F.4th 1011, 1035–1036. Contact Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. for Advice For advice about pregnancy and the law in California, contact Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. We offer a complimentary case evaluation and contingency fee services. Our case results and testimonials are why employees know they can count on us. Understanding your rights is the first step toward combating pregnancy discrimination.
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