Culver City Employment Lawyers
The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stands ready to fight for the rights of workers in Culver City dealing with discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or other illegal conduct in the workplace. The firm also stands ready to provide small businesses in Culver City economical and efficient solutions to problems involving employment law. Our substantial experience in approaching employment disputes from both sides gives us rare insight into the mindset of the opponent, which truly goes a long way to achieving the best possible outcome.
About Culver City, California
Culver City is located in west Los Angeles County. It is home to more than 40,000 residents. It covers approximately five square miles and encompasses the following zip codes: 90230, 90232. Spanish Explorers claimed California in the 1500s but it wasn’t until 1769 that King Carlos III of Spain mandated colonization. Father Junipero Serra then began to establish missions, which functioned as the center of activities from San Diego upward, between 1769 and 1823. The Native Americans in this area traversed this valley in search of food. Because of their proximity to the San Gabriel Mission, (est.1771), they were called The Gabrielinos. In 1781, a nearby settlement began as “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles”. Early families that settled in La Ballona Valley came on different expeditions. Francisco Salvador Lugo, for example, came on Rivera’s 1774 trip from Sinaloa, Mexico, and was one of the soldiers present at the founding of the pueblo of Los Angeles in 1781. He and his descendants served in different places before they arrived in this valley. Another soldado, José Manuel Machado and his wife, Maria, traveled from Sinaloa, Mexico on the Rivera expedition of 1781. Machado continued to serve as a soldier in different locations until he retired to the pueblo of Los Angeles in 1797. Jose Machado’s death in 1810 forced the sons to provide for the family’s future. Agustín and his brother Ygnacio Machado, after unsuccessful attempts to acquire land near the pueblo, decided to settle in this valley and raise cattle on Rancho La Ballona which they established in 1819 with two partners, Felipe Talamantes and his son Tomás. Land grants became confused under Spanish and Mexican rule, and eventually California won independence, becoming our 31st state in 1850. Culver City was formed from portions of the 14,000 acre Rancho La Ballona (Machado/Talamantes property) and Rincón de Los Bueyes (Higuera/Lopez property). It was Harry H. Culver, from Milford, Nebraska, who dreamed of a balanced city. He started plans for the city that carries his name in 1913, and it became an incorporated entity in 1917. He established the city in a temperate zone, along a transportation route, alongside railroad tracks, halfway between the growing pueblo of Los Angeles and Abbot Kinney’s resort of Venice. Culver City began to do the business of developing itself, as a 1.2 square mile area, centered about our little Main Street. In the early days of the city, the trustees concentrated on the actions necessary to form the city. City tracts and streets were named and paved, a numbering system was adopted, and employees hired to take care of the business of the city. The Fire and Police Departments were established. The economic balance had begun, with the studios forming the early economic base. Industry came in the form of Western Stove in 1922, then the Helms Bakeries in 1930, and then the Hayden Industrial Tract was established in the 1940s. Prohibition spawned a plethora of night spots and bootlegging in the 1920s and 1930s, with World War II stalling growth in the 1940s. Car Dealerships replaced the night spots on Washington Boulevard in the 1950s. Over the years, more than forty annexations increased city size to about five square miles. Culver City transitioned from a general law city to a charter city in 1947. With offices in Burbank, the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is just minutes away from Culver City. Our employment lawyers stand ready to provide world-class services and top-notch representation to the residents of Culver City.
Your Search For The Best Culver City Employment Lawyer Is Over
Finding the right labor lawyer in Culver City can be a daunting task. With numerous law firms to choose from, it’s essential to recognize that each firm has its unique approach and philosophy. Not every employment attorney in Culver City will suit every case, as preferences and strategies can vary significantly. While some employment lawyers may opt for swift, low-value settlements to resolve matters expediently, others are committed to pursuing a more extensive, potentially challenging path that leads to a resolution reflecting the full value of the case.
When conducting an internet search for “employment lawyer Culver City” or “wrongful termination attorney in Culver City,” you’ll likely encounter a sea of paid advertisements from attorneys who favor the simpler route. However, at the Akopyan Law Firm in Culver City, California, our mission is clear: to attain the best possible outcome for each client, regardless of the complexity or scale of the battle ahead.
Our dedication to delivering exceptional work on every case necessitates our selective approach, limiting our practice to ensure personalized attention. Every employee who becomes our client is embraced as part of our extended family. We take pride in offering top-tier, personalized service, and we invite you to explore what our clients have to say about their experiences with us. The bonds we form with our clients often transcend the duration of the case itself.
Our Culver City employment lawyers advocate fervently on behalf of our clients, and our track record speaks volumes about the results we’ve achieved. If you’re in search of employment lawyers in Culver City who will champion your cause with passion and professionalism, we encourage you to reach out to us today for a complimentary case evaluation. Your legal journey begins here, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.
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Most people who think of discrimination naturally focus on the conduct which is motivated by some discriminatory bias; things like a racist comment or a sexist joke. Without a doubt, this type of conduct will almost always be distasteful and offensive, but does such conduct without more give the employee the right to sue for discrimination? The answer to this question is "not always." Adverse Employment Action Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act The Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA") makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against a person in compensation or terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, based on that person’s protected characteristic (such as for example, race, religion, gender, etc.). The Court has interpreted this to mean that an employer cannot take discriminatory action resulting in what is commonly referred to as an "adverse employment action." Horsford v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2005) 132 Cal.App.4th 359, 373. To be actionable, the conduct must be both substantial and detrimental. Courts have explained that "minor or relatively trivial adverse actions or conduct by employers or fellow employees that, from an objective perspective, are reasonably likely to do no more than anger or upset an employee cannot properly be viewed as materially affecting the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment and are not actionable, but adverse treatment that is reasonably likely to impair a reasonable employee's job performance or prospects for advancement or promotion falls within the reach of the antidiscrimination. Horsford v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2005) 132 Cal.App.4th 359, 373. I Did Not Suffer Any Adverse Employment Action – Does That Mean I Can’t Sue? No. That is not the case. While many claims require an employee to show an adverse employment action, not all of the claims arising under the Fair Employment and Housing Act have such a requirement. For example, an employee can sue his or her employer for harassment on the basis of a protected characteristic, even if that employee has never suffered any adverse employment action. Unlike discrimination claims, harassment claims arising under the FEHA do not require an adverse employment action. Seeking help for facing discrimination? Contact Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. for Advice Employees in Southern California with questions about this topic or those wondering if they have a case against an employer should contact Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. We'll provide a complimentary evaluation and may offer contingency fee services. Trust the experts at Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. for proven results and positive testimonials.
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