Downey Employment Attorneys

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

Downey, California

Downey is a city located in southeast Los Angeles.  Downey is home to more than 110,000 residents.  It covers approximately thirteen square miles, and encompasses the following zip codes: 90240, 90241, 90242.  In the 1800’s, Downey was one of many towns to spring up along the thousands of miles of trails to the west. The city derived its name from John Gately Downey, an Irish immigrant who had come to California during the Gold Rush, and succeeded to Governor of California. He helped build the economic foundation of Southern California, effecting a transition from open cattle range to an agricultural district of small farms. In November 1859, Downey and his former drugstore partner, James McFarland, bought the 17,602 acre Rancho Santa Gertrudes for a mere $60,000. In 1873, a 96-acre parcel of the plot became the central district of a community called “Downey City,” an area with a favorable climate, fertile soil and abundant water sources.  In April of 1874, the people of Downey City heard the first whistle of a Southern Pacific train lumbering into town. The extension of the Southern Pacific Railroad through Downey played a pivotal role in bringing people throughout the country to the city to reap the potential business and agricultural benefits of the land.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, many Downey pioneers had achieved success in business and politics within the city and the surrounding Los Angeles County. The downtown Downey area contained a Sunkist packing plant, a department store, banks, restaurants and mercantile shops. Downey remained largely agrarian until the development of the local aircraft industry during the post-World War II years, with light industry and tract homes replacing orange groves. The city was one of the first suburban “planned communities” with quality homes, schools and retail centers. Today, Downey is an ideal home base from which to take advantage of the business resources and cultural activities offered in Southern California.  With offices in Burbank, Orange, and Riverside the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is just minutes away from Downey. Our employment lawyers stand ready to provide world-class services and top-notch representation to the residents of Downey.

Do You Need The Best Employment Lawyers in Downey?

Situated advantageously, Downey offers its residents a multitude of choices when it comes to legal counsel. The city boasts an abundance of lawyers and law firms, all extending their services to the local community. Some are so eager to attract clients that they might as well knock on your door and invite themselves into your living room to make their pitch. For both employers and employees in Downey grappling with substantial legal issues, particularly those rooted in employment law, the challenge lies in identifying the right lawyer for their specific needs. This task becomes all the more daunting in the face of the ceaseless wave of attention-grabbing radio advertisements and the presence of eye-catching posters on billboards, buses, and street benches throughout the city. While most individuals turn to online searches for solutions, seeking phrases like “Downey employment lawyer” or “wrongful termination attorney in Downey” can often yield search results packed with paid advertisements from billboard lawyers. While billboard lawyers may excel in specific cases, there are scenarios where the complexity of the matter necessitates the involvement of seasoned, high-caliber legal counsel. At the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C., each of our attorneys boasts nearly two decades of invaluable experience, supported by a distinguished track record of success representing both employers and employees. Our firm’s hallmark lies in our unwavering commitment to quality over quantity. Our attorneys prefer to invest their time in the courtroom, vigorously advocating for our clients’ rights, rather than in a recording studio crafting catchy radio ads. We take great pride in our work and welcome your request for client references or encourage you to explore our online reviews to witness our track record firsthand. With offices located just minutes away from Downey, we are poised and prepared to provide residents with legal representation of the utmost excellence. When you choose the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C., you’re not only selecting legal expertise; you’re embracing a dedication to delivering the highest standards of service. Your legal needs are our priority, and we’re here to be your trusted advocates. If you seek legal representation that prioritizes quality and experience, we urge you to reach out to us today for exceptional counsel and support.

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Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Provide Job Security?

What is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act? The Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA") is a federal law which was enacted in 1978. The PDA amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to provide that discrimination on the basis of sex includes discrimination "on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions." The purpose of the Act is to ensure that women affected by pregnancy and related conditions are treated the same as other applicants and employees on the basis of their ability or inability to work. A woman is, therefore, protected against such practices as being fired or refused a job or promotion, merely because she is pregnant. A woman usually cannot be forced to go on leave as long as she can still work. If other employees who take disability leave are entitled to get their jobs back when they are able to work again, so are women who have been unable to work because of pregnancy. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, while an employee is on pregnancy disability leave, her position "must be held open for her return on the same basis as jobs are held open for employees on sick or disability leave for other reasons." EEOC Questions and Answers on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Q & A 9, 29 CFR Pt. 1604, App. Are There Other Laws That Provide Job Security Based on Pregnancy? Yes. The California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law ("PDLL") is part of the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Under the PDLL, employers have to provide employees up to four months of leave for disability due to an employee's pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Similarly, under the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), eligible employees have leave rights for – among other things – the birth of a child and to care for the child. 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. Our law firm assists individuals facing pregnancy discrimination, ensuring their rights are protected.

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$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
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$265 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$250 ThousandEmployment: Pregnancy 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
$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