Huntington Beach Employment Lawyers
The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stands ready to fight for the rights of workers in Huntington Beach dealing with discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or other illegal conduct in the workplace. The firm also stands ready to provide small businesses in Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach, California
Huntington Beach is a seaside city located in Orange County. It is home to roughly 200,000 residents. It covers approximately twenty eight square miles and encompasses the following zip codes: 92605, 92615, 92646, 92647, 92648, and 92649. The City is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, and has been long known for its long 8.5 miles of beautiful beach, mild climate, and excellent surfing, earning it the nickname of Surf City. Surf, sand, sun and subtle sophistication encapsulate what the City of Huntington Beach is all about. The California lifestyle is synonymous with Huntington Beach. Dean Torrence, from the 1960’s pop group Jan and Dean, who co-authored the famous number one hit “Surf City,” said that Huntington Beach embodies the song’s spirit of freedom and California fun. The city is also mentioned in the Beach Boys song “Surfin’ Safari” and in “Surfer Joe” by the Surfaris. Ocean swells, endless sunshine and a fleet of bobbing longboards have played an instrumental role in earning the city its well-deserved “Surf City” nickname. Nothing epitomizes the California surf culture more than HB. Boasting some of California’s widest, cleanest, and safest beaches, the unofficial dress code has become a mix of wetsuits, bikinis and sandals accessorized by volleyballs, surf boards and beach towels. Named the “Best City to Live in Orange County” by the Orange County Register readers, Huntington Beach offers residents a charming community with ideal weather, a diversified economy overflowing with good jobs, a wide variety of housing, an excellent educational system, boat marinas, numerous parks, and exemplary health care. The City of Huntington Beach is located along the Southern California coast in Orange County, 35 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. Named for railroad magnate Henry Huntington who orchestrated its development, the city is now an epicenter of activity and entertainment with wide, sandy beaches.
Your Search For The Best Huntington Beach Employment Attorneys Is Over
The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is dedicated to assisting residents of Huntington Beach, California, in matters related to labor and employment law. We understand that finding the right labor lawyer can be a daunting task given the numerous options available. Our firm distinguishes itself by prioritizing the best interests of our clients, whether they are employees seeking justice or employers facing legal challenges. Our approach to every case is to achieve the best possible outcome, regardless of the complexity and effort required. We are committed to delivering quality legal services, and this commitment is reflected in the personal attention and care we provide to each client. Our relationships with clients often extend beyond the life of the case, demonstrating our dedication to building trust and delivering results. You don’t have to take our word for it; you can see what our clients have to say and check out our excellent results. With offices conveniently located in Orange, Burbank, and Riverside, the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is just minutes away from Huntington Beach. If you are seeking employment lawyers in Huntington Beach, or are looking to find the best wrongful termination attorneys for Huntington Beach, please reach out to us for a complimentary case evaluation. We are ready to provide world-class legal services and top-notch representation to the residents of Huntington Beach.
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Featured Employment Case
O’Connor v. Consolidated Coin Caterers Corp., (1996) 517 U.S. 308.
O’Connor v. Consolidated Coin Caterers Corp. was a United States Supreme Court case that addressed the issue of sexual harassment and employer liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The key facts of the case are as follows: Mechelle O’Connor, the plaintiff, was an employee of Consolidated Coin Caterers Corp. She alleged that she had been sexually harassed by a co-worker, John O’Leary. O’Connor claimed that O’Leary’s behavior created a hostile work environment, including sexual advances, offensive comments, and unwelcome sexual conduct. Consolidated Coin Caterers argued that they should not be held liable for O’Leary’s actions because they had an anti-harassment policy in place, and O’Connor did not follow the company’s complaint procedure. The central issue before the Supreme Court was whether an employer could be held liable for the actions of its employees in cases of sexual harassment under Title VII. In its decision, the Supreme Court established the standard for employer liability in cases of hostile work environment sexual harassment. The Court held that an employer is subject to vicarious liability for actionable discrimination caused by a co-worker when the co-worker is an employee acting within the scope of their employment. However, the employer has an affirmative defense available if it can show that: 1. It exercised reasonable care to prevent and promptly correct any harassing behavior, and 2. The plaintiff employee unreasonably failed to take advantage of the preventive or corrective opportunities provided by the employer. The Court found that Consolidated Coin Caterers could not be held liable for O’Connor’s harassment claims because the company had taken reasonable steps to prevent and correct harassment through its anti-harassment policy, and O’Connor did not utilize the available complaint procedures. This case is significant because it established the standard for employer liability in cases of co-worker sexual harassment and highlighted the importance of employer anti-harassment policies and the duty of employees to use available complaint procedures.
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