Lakewood Employment Attorneys

The trial attorneys of the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stand ready to fight for the rights of the residents of Lakewood, 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.

Lakewood, California

Lakewood is a city situated in southeast Los Angeles, and is home to more than 80,000 residents.  It covers approximately ten square miles.  Lakewood’s incorporation was in 1954.  Thus, Lakewood is a post-World War II planned community.  WWII veterans could get home loans with no down payment and a 30-year mortgage at only 4 percent interest. On the first day of sales, March 24, 1950, an estimated 30,000 people lined up to walk through a row of seven model houses. By the end of April, more than 200,000 people had flocked to the Lakewood Park sales office and more than 1,000 families had purchased homes (30 per day on average). On one occasion, 107 homes were sold in just one hour. The building of Lakewood broke records. Empty fields became 17,500 houses in less than three years. As the unincorporated Lakewood grew to a community of more than 70,000 residents, so grew its municipal needs. Lakewood in 1953 had three choices: be annexed to nearby Long Beach, remain unincorporated and continue to receive county services, or incorporate as a city under a novel plan that continued county services under contract. In 1954, residents chose the latter option and voted to incorporate as a city. With offices in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino, the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is just minutes away from Lakewood. Our employment lawyers stand ready to provide world-class services and top-notch representation to the residents of Lakewood.

Ways To Identify The Best Employment Lawyers in Lakewood

Lakewood boasts a vibrant community, and when it comes to legal representation, the choices are abundant. A quick online search for “employment lawyer Lakewood” or “wrongful termination attorney Lakewood” will inundate you with paid advertisements from lawyers far and wide. Selecting the right attorney, one with the essential expertise and experience, can indeed feel like navigating a maze when your only guide is a digital ad. Enter the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C., where we rise above the competition with a profound commitment to excellence. Our team of attorneys collectively boasts nearly two decades of experience, and our track record speaks volumes about our prowess. Whether you’re an employee seeking justice or an employer in need of astute legal counsel, our attorneys have consistently delivered success in the realm of employment law. What truly sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to quality over quantity. Unlike many law firms that chase after every case that comes their way, we take a different approach. We prioritize depth over breadth, ensuring that each case we take on receives the utmost attention and expertise it deserves. At Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C., every client is more than just a number; they’re a unique legal challenge we are determined to conquer. With our conveniently located offices just minutes away from Lakewood, we are poised and ready to provide residents with legal representation of the highest caliber. When you choose us, you’re not just hiring an attorney; you’re gaining a dedicated partner in your pursuit of justice.

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Constitutional Protection Against Workplace Gender Discrimination in California

California stands as a trailblazer in championing workplace equality, and this commitment is enshrined in the state constitution. Article I, Section 8 of the California Constitution prohibits gender discrimination, emphasizing that no individual should face disqualification from employment based on sex or other protected characteristics. In this blog post, we will explore the constitutional foundation of workplace gender equality, and touch upon the case of Badih v. Myers, (1995) 36 Cal. App. 4th 1289 to illuminate the legal landscape surrounding wrongful termination in violation of public policy due to gender discrimination. California Constitution: Article I, Section 8 Fundamental Equality Principle: Article I, Section 8 of the California Constitution serves as a beacon for workplace equality. It explicitly declares that individuals cannot be barred from pursuing employment opportunities based on sex, race, creed, color, or national or ethnic origin. This constitutional provision establishes a fundamental principle against discrimination, particularly highlighting the imperative of gender equality. Comprehensive Protection: The language of Article I, Section 8 is intentionally broad, encompassing various aspects of employment. It extends protection not only to the hiring process but also to the pursuit of business, professions, vocations, and the right to engage in employment free from discrimination based on specified characteristics. Badih v. Myers (1995) In the case of Badih v. Myers, (1995) 36 Cal. App. 4th 1289 the Court of Appeal played a pivotal role in interpreting the California Constitution's stance on gender discrimination. The court determined that victims of gender discrimination have grounds to sue for ... Read more

Navigating Family and Medical Leave in California: Understanding FMLA and CFRA

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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: Religious Discrimination
$100 ThousandEmployment: Failure to Accommodate
$100 ThousandEmployment: Wrongful Termination
$100 ThousandPersonal Injury: Bicycle Collision
$100 ThousandPersonal Injury: Pedestrian Collision