Los Alamitos Employment Attorneys
The trial attorneys of the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stand ready to fight for the rights of the residents of Los Alamitos, 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.
Los Alamitos, California
Los Alamitos is city located in Orange County. Los Alamitos covers only four square miles and is home to a little over 11,000 residents. Los Alamitos lies within zip code 90720. The city was incorporated in March 1960. The name of the City means ‘The Little Cottonwoods’ in Spanish. The township of Los Alamitos began in the 1880s. The first school was built in 1881 at what is now Katella Avenue and Los Alamitos Boulevard. Although most of the workers in the fields were Mexican, many immigrants from Belgium, France, and Germany came here to work and establish their own farms and businesses. Los Alamitos had become a throw-back to the typical wild west town. Reagan Street was the principal thoroughfare until Los Alamitos Boulevard was black topped in 1921-22. There were two hotels in town, and reportedly an average of two shootings or stabbings occurred every weekend. Katella was a country road that led to the entrance of a farm on the edge of Coyote Creek. It was named after the two daughters of the farmer, “Kate” and “Ella,” who, well into their eighties, were proudly present when “their” road was named and dedicated. Following Pearl Harbor the U. S. Navy moved its training field for aircraft from Terminal Island to Los Alamitos, where a 1,300 acre tract was commissioned. Here, Navy and Marine fliers were trained, as well as fliers from Australia, New Zealand, England, Free France, Poland and Norway. Its presence revitalized the sleepy country town of Los Alamitos, bringing new settlers and businesses to the area. When the war ended, the air base was used as a reserve training field for military fliers, being operated under control of the Navy. It was reactivated during the Korean and Viet Nam conflicts, after which the Navy turned it over to the California National Guard. The Joint Forces Training Base now serves as a reserve training center for all branches of the military, as well as for its own personnel. On March 1, 1960, the township of Los Alamitos became a chartered city. The city of Little Cottonwoods was affectionately described as A Jewel of a City. The City’s seal, designed by longtime resident William A. Daniels, captures the ancestry of the region. The official flower, the Daisy, reflects the importance of our City’s youth since it was nominated by a young boy because it was his mother’s favorite flower. Still embracing its small town ambience, the City offers excellent recreational and park facilities, a stellar police department, and an enthusiastic Chamber of Commerce. With its outstanding schools, friendly neighborhoods and strategic location as the crossroads of two major freeways, Los Alamitos keeps its roots in history and its future vested in the those who cherish this special community.
Where to Find the Best Employment Lawyer in Los Alamitos
Los Alamitos is a thriving community, and its residents have a plethora of legal options to choose from. When you conduct an online search for “employment lawyer Los Alamitos” or “wrongful termination attorney Los Alamitos,” it’s common to encounter paid advertisements from employment lawyers spanning various locations. However, making the right choice of an attorney with the essential skills and experience can be a challenging task when your decision is primarily influenced by a paid internet advertisement. For individuals seeking legal counsel, the difficulty lies in assessing whether a particular attorney is truly well-versed in this field and possesses the necessary experience to handle employment trials and litigation, especially when their only point of reference is an advertisement. At the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C., each attorney boasts nearly two decades of experience. Our legal team has established a rock-solid track record of success in representing both employees and employers. Our firm adheres to a philosophy of prioritizing quality over quantity, ensuring that every case receives the dedicated attention and expertise it deserves. With offices located just minutes away from Los Alamitos, we are fully prepared to offer residents of Los Alamitos the highest caliber of legal representation. Additionally, our accessibility extends beyond Los Alamitos, with offices also situated in Orange, Burbank, and Riverside. Our team of employment lawyers is poised to provide world-class services and top-notch representation to the residents of Los Alamitos and surrounding areas.
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Featured Employment Case
Gelfo v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 140 Cal. App. 4th 34, 43 Cal. Rptr. 3d 874 (2006)
An employee who was laid-off as part of a reduction in force while suffering from a workplace injury sued his employer, alleging disability discrimination in violation of Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and wrongful termination in violation of public policy after employer offered alternative job and then rescinded offer. The Superior Court granted the employer summary adjudication on the common law cause of action, granted in part the employer’s motion for directed verdict, and entered judgment on jury verdict for employer. The Court of Appeal, Boland, J., held that: (1) the employee’s cause of action for wrongful termination in violation of public policy was time-barred; (2) the employee was not “actually disabled” within meaning of FEHA; (3) the evidence established that employer “regarded” employee as physically disabled within meaning of FEHA; (4) the jury instruction and verdict form were erroneous; (5) as issue of first impression, employer was required to accommodate employee it regraded as disabled; (6) the employer was required to engage in informal dialogue to determine reasonable accommodations; and (7) employee was not entitled to punitive damages. The most important part of the Court’s decision cocncerned the triggering event for an employer’s obligation to accomdate a disabled employee. The Court explained that under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), an employer must reasonably accommodate applicant or employee whom it regards as disabled, even if applicant or employee is not actually disabled. The opinion also reaffirmed that under the FEHA, an employer must engage in an informal dialogue to determine effective reasonable accommodations with an applicant or employee regarded as disabled, to assess the extent of the individual’s limitations before the individual may be deemed unable to work, even if the applicant or employee is not actually disabled.
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