El Sereno Employment Lawyers

The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stands ready to fight for the rights of workers in El Sereno dealing with discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or other illegal conduct in the workplace. The firm also stands ready to provide small businesses in El Sereno 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 El Sereno, California

El Sereno is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles.  Not surprisingly, El Sereno has a very rich history.  In the late 1700s the El Sereno area, was known as the Mission Hills and was part of the lands owned by the Mission San Gabriel Archangel.  Used for cattle grazing, an adobe was constructed here in 1776 by vaqueros from the Mission. A severe and devastating flood in 1776, caused by the San Gabriel  River that flowed nearby, led the mission fathers to relocate the San Gabriel Mission farther north, to its present location in the city of San Gabriel.  After Mexican independence from Spain (1821), the Rancho Rosa de Castilla – named after a stream that ran through the area – was granted to Juan Ballesteros in 1831.  The area did not develop greatly until 1900s because of the lack of local transportation and of adequate water. What’s more, residential, commercial, and industrial growth encircled the area. In the early 1900s the area was subdivided and developed, but the area lacked a unified identity. There was no coordinated plan for the community. Subdivisions were platted haphazardly by each property owner, resulting in four distinct neighborhoods, each with its own school as a focal point. Known as Rose Hill, Bairdstown, Farmdale and Sierra Vista, they were grouped together under the name “Bairdstown,” giving a true sense of community until after annexation by Los Angeles in 1915.

Bairdstown was annexed to the City of Los Angeles on June 10, 1915. One year later, the name of Bairdstown was changed to “El Sereno” meaning serene, quiet, unruffled place. With annexation to Los Angeles, El Sereno’s population began to grow, resulting in the establishment of many community facilities. During the 1920s, churches, theaters, and banks were built. Schools were expanded. El Sereno’s population rose markedly as the country prepared for WWII, and continued to grow thereafter.  El Sereno is located in east central Los Angeles and is home to more than 40,000 residents.  It covers approximately four square miles and encompasses the following zip code: 90032.

The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is headquartered in Burbank which is minutes away from El Sereno.  Our lawyers stand ready to serve employees and employers in El Sereno with all their employment law needs.

Your Search For The Best El Sereno Employment Attorneys Is Over

Finding the right labor lawyer in El Sereno is not always easy. There are many different firms to choose from but the approach of each firm varies significantly.  Not every employee attorney in El Sereno will be a good fit for every case.  Some employment lawyers may prefer a quick and easy low value settlement over a big drawn-out fight which can eventually lead to a full value resolution. An internet search for “El Sereno employment lawyer” or “wrongful termination attorney in El Sereno” will likely produce paid advertisements from tons of lawyers who would be happy to take the easy approach. The goal of the El Sereno, California labor lawyers at the Akopyan Law Firm is to achieve the best possible outcome for each client regardless of how big of a fight it would take to get there.  Our commitment to performing quality work on every case requires us to limit our practice to a certain number of cases, but every employee who becomes our client is treated like family.  We are proud of the first class personal service we provide, but we do not want you to take our word for it – See what our clients have to say!  The relationships we build with our clients often outlast the life of the case.  Our El Sereno employment lawyers fight passionately for our clients as confirmed by the excellent results they have achieved. If you are looking for employment lawyers in El Sereno, call us today for a complimentary case evaluation.

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Featured Employment Case

McCoy v. Pac. Mar. Assn., (2013) 216 Cal. App. 4th 283.

An employee brought an action for sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), negligent supervision, hiring and retention, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The Superior Court granted summary adjudication for defendants on all claims except retaliation under FEHA, and granted judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV) after a  jury verdict for employee, and alternatively granted new trial. Both sides appealed.  The Court of Appeal observed that inn order to prevail on a FEHA claim of sexual harassment in the workplace, an employee must demonstrate that the conduct complained of was severe enough or sufficiently pervasive to alter the conditions of employment and create a work environment that qualifies as hostile or abusive to employees because of their sex, and harassment that is “occasional, isolated, sporadic, or trivial” generally fails to meet this standard.  The Court explained that there is both a subjective and objective component to the “hostile or abusive” standard for a FEHA claim of sexual harassment in the workplace, and a plaintiff who subjectively perceives the workplace as hostile or abusive will not prevail under the FEHA if a reasonable person in the plaintiff’s position, considering all the circumstances, would not share the same perception.  Most notably, the Court recognized that there is no requirement that the sexual harassment plaintiff be the direct target of the harassment, but noted that sexual conduct that involves or is aimed at persons other than the plaintiff is considered less offensive and severe than conduct that is directed at the plaintiff, and in such cases, it is necessary to establish that the sexually harassing conduct permeated the plaintiff’s direct work environment.

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Millions of Dollars Recovered For Our Clients

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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