Lincoln Heights Employment Attorneys

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

Lincoln Heights, California

Lincoln Heights is a densely populated neighborhood in Los Angeles. Even though it spans only two and a half square miles, it is home to more than 30,000 Angelenos. Lincoln Heights encompasses the zip code 90031. As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Lincoln Heights has a very rich history.  Lincoln Heights includes many historic landmarks and was known as “the Bedroom of the Pueblo”.  The neighborhood is located on bluffs overlooking the Los Angeles River.

In 1863, John Strother Griffin purchased 2,000 acres of ranch land for $1,000 and in 1870, built homes there with his nephew, Hancock Johnson. The neighborhood was known as “East Los Angeles” between 1873 and 1917 when residents voted to change the name to Lincoln Heights. Lincoln Heights became the city’s first Industrial Corridor and subsequently the home to some of the city’s most notable downtown industrialists, who built Victorian homes, some of which have been preserved until this very day.  The area was the first suburban neighborhood of Los Angeles. Lincoln Heights was well located to serve as a home for people who worked in the industrial areas lining the Los Angeles River and wanted to live upstream. By the late 1880s a neighborhood commercial district had been built around the intersection of North Broadway and Truman Streets, with business buildings such as the Hayden Block. This is identified as the first suburban neighborhood shopping district in Los Angeles; it was demolished in the mid-20th century to make way for I-5 freeway. Thereafter, what would be known as North Broadway became a crowded commercial thoroughfare, and by the turn of the 20th century, unfettered industrial construction and numerous rock crushing operations within the once scenic floodplain made it less appealing for Angelenos of means, who moved out first to the Arroyo Seco area and Hollywood, then (from the 1920s onward) to rapidly developing Mid-Wilshire.

In its earliest years many of the residents were of English and Irish descent. German immigrants, many of whom worked as bakers followed in the 1890s. French and Italian immigrants brought winemaking here; The San Antonio Winery, founded in 1917, still stands today. Mexicans, fleeing the violence of the Mexican Revolution, joined them.  Los Angeles County General Hospital opened its doors in 1878 (many of its staff came from the nearby Keck School of Medicine of USC founded in 1885). The Southern Pacific Railroad relocated its rail yards here in 1902 (the Albion Cottages and El Milagro Market were built in 1875 to house the line’s construction workers), setting aside a portion of the land as a park. Originally named East Los Angeles Park, it was later rechristened East Lake Park before being renamed Lincoln Park in 1917. The Los Angeles Ostrich Farm opened here in 1906; the Los Angeles Alligator Farm opened next door in 1907. These animals formed the exotic backdrop to the films made by The Selig Polyscope Co., which brought the nascent movie industry here in 1914. (Film director Frank Capra, born Francesco Rosario Capra, grew up on South 18th Avenue). Al Capone was also a resident of the Lincoln Heights Jail, which was constructed in 1927. Today, Lincoln Heights is a quintessential LA neighborhood whose diversity and eclectic character reflects all the things that makes Los Angeles such an incredible city. From grand Victorian-style homes built by early residents to simple clapboard cottages, industrial warehouses, factories, and even some backyard farms, Lincoln Heights is an urban neighborhood that is constantly changing and redefining itself with the times. The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is headquartered in Burbank which is minutes away from Lincoln Heights. Our employment lawyers stand ready to provide legal services to both employees and employers in Lincoln Heights.

How To Pick Out The Best Employment Lawyer in Lincoln Heights

Lincoln Heights is a flourishing community, and numerous attorneys cater to the needs of its residents. When conducting an online search for “Lincoln Heights employment lawyer” or “wrongful termination attorney in Lincoln Heights,” you’ll likely come across sponsored advertisements from employment lawyers spanning various locations. However, making the right choice of an attorney with the necessary expertise and experience can be a challenging task when your decision hinges solely on a paid internet advertisement. It’s often arduous for individuals to ascertain whether a specific attorney possesses comprehensive knowledge in this field and is well-versed in handling employment trials and litigation, especially when their primary reference is an advertisement. At the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C., every attorney boasts nearly two decades of experience. Our legal team has established a remarkable track record of success in representing both employees and employers. Our firm prioritizes quality over quantity, ensuring that each case receives the utmost attention and expertise. With conveniently located offices just minutes away from Lincoln Heights, we are fully prepared to offer residents of Lincoln Heights top-tier legal representation.

Our Experienced Employment Lawyers Can Advise Lincoln Heights Residents Regarding:

Featured Employment Case

Scotch v. Art Inst. of California, 173 Cal. App. 4th 986, 93 Cal. Rptr. 3d 338 (2009)

A former instructor filed a lawsuit against an arts institute under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), alleging disability discrimination based on his HIV-positive status. The Superior Court, Orange County granted summary judgment to the employer, and the employee appealed. The Court of Appeal, Fybel, J., held that: (1) the institute met initial burden of presenting evidence of nondiscriminatory reasons for placing instructor on part-time status; (2) there was no evidence of a causal link between instructor’s revelation of his HIV-positive status to human resources director and institute’s decision to implement requirement that only faculty with master’s degrees could teach upper-division classes; (3) institute offered reasonable accommodation of limitations resulting from instructor’s HIV-positive status; (4) to prevail on FEHA claim for failure to engage in interactive process, an employee must identify a reasonable accommodation that would have been available at time the interactive process should have occurred; (5) instructor made prima facie showing of causation on retaliation claim, but there was no evidence that reasons proffered by institute for reductions in instructor’s course loads were a pretext for retaliation; and (6) reduction of instructor’s course assignments was not a constructive discharge.  The holding provides that the request by the instructor for priority in assignment of lower-division courses to ensure he maintained full employment, after institute implemented accreditation standards requiring that all faculty members teaching upper-division courses have master’s degrees, was not a “reasonable accommodation” of limitations resulting from his HIV-positive status, which required that he avoid stress; proposed accommodation was not a modification or adjustment to the workplace necessary to enable him to perform the essential functions of his position. The opinion further holds that the arts institute’s offer to the instructor, that he be given three years to obtain a master’s degree that would allow him to teach upper-division courses and that time spent working on a master’s degree would replace professional development requirements, was a “reasonable accommodation” of limitations resulting from his HIV-positive status, which purportedly required that he avoid stress, and thus satisfied Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

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