Simi Valley Employment Attorneys

The trial attorneys of the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stand ready to fight for both employers and employees in Simi Valley, California.

Simi Valley, California

Simi Valley is a city located in Ventura County.  Simi Valley’s rich history begins with the Chumash people. The two Chumash villages in the area—Shimiji (or Shmiyi) and Ta’apu— are the origins of the City’s name, while Tapo Street and Tapo Canyon are the namesakes of Taa’apu. A third settlement, Kimishax, was located near present-day Moorpark. The official City tree is the Coast Live Oak. The Chumash relied on its acorns for one of their staple foods. The official City flower is the California Wild Rose, from which the Chumash ate vitamin-rich rosehips. In 1795, San José de Nuestra Señora de Altagracia y Simí was granted to Santiago Pico, one of 240 colonists from Mexico, by Spanish Governor Diego de Borica. This land grant was one of the largest ever made, approximately 113,000 acres. The earliest Anglo American ranchers showed up in Simí Valley in the late 1860s into the 1870s. Much of the Simí Rancho land continued, as in Spanish days, to be used for raising sheep, cattle and grain. Wheat prospered longer here than in the rest of the county because it was free of a disease called “rust”. Barley soon became the really successful grain crop. Agriculture and ranching dominated the landscape through the 1950s. Citrus, walnuts and apricots were all grown in Simi Valley. In the early 1960s modern residential development began to take place. Simi Valley was incorporated on October 10, 1969.  Presently Simi Valley is home to more than 120,000 residents.  It covers approximately forty-two square miles, and encompasses the following zip codes: 93062, 93063, 93064, 93065.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: One of the city’s most famous landmarks is the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. It serves as the final resting place of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and includes a museum and exhibits dedicated to his life and presidency. The library also offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

Natural Beauty: Simi Valley is surrounded by scenic hills and mountains, making it an attractive location for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, biking, and equestrian trails are abundant, and the area’s natural beauty has been featured in various films and television shows.

Safe Community: Simi Valley is often ranked as one of the safest cities in the United States. Its low crime rate and family-friendly environment make it an appealing place to live.

Educational Institutions: The city is home to several educational institutions, including public schools, private schools, and the Ventura County Community College District’s Moorpark College campus.

Cultural Attractions: Simi Valley has a range of cultural attractions, including the Strathearn Historical Park and Museum, which showcases the city’s history, and the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, which hosts theater productions and other performances.

Western Movie History: Simi Valley’s picturesque landscapes have made it a popular location for Western films and television shows. The Corriganville Movie Ranch, once a movie studio and Western movie set, is now a public park and historical site.

Family-Oriented Community: The city is known for its family-oriented atmosphere, with many parks, recreational facilities, and community events that cater to residents of all ages.

Aerospace and Technology: Simi Valley has a growing aerospace and technology sector, with several companies involved in research, development, and manufacturing in the area.

Reagan Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster: In 1986, Simi Valley gained national attention as the location of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library when President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation after the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster.

Simi Valley is a city that combines a rich history, natural beauty, cultural attractions, and a strong sense of community. It is perhaps best known for its association with President Ronald Reagan and the impressive library that bears his name, making it a destination for history enthusiasts and visitors interested in learning more about the 40th President of the United States. The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is headquartered in Burbank which is minutes away from Simi Valley.  Thus, our employment lawyers stand ready to serve employees and employers in Simi Valley with all their employment law needs.

Who Is The Best Employment Lawyer in Simi Valley?

In Simi Valley, residents have a wealth of legal options at their disposal. The community thrives, and legal professionals are readily available. However, selecting the right attorney in this landscape can be akin to finding a needle in a haystack, especially when advertisements are vying for attention. Consider the digital realm, where a straightforward search for “Simi Valley employment lawyer” or “wrongful termination attorney in Simi Valley” reveals a multitude of choices. Among these options, you’ll encounter eye-catching advertisements making grand promises. Distinguishing genuine legal expertise from flashy marketing can be a daunting task. Is this attorney truly seasoned in the intricacies of employment law, or are they just another face in the crowd? Enter the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. – a steadfast legal partner serving Simi Valley. Our team of attorneys brings nearly two decades of experience, offering guidance through the complexities of employment law with a focus on authenticity. What sets us apart is our commitment to quality over quantity. In a world where many opt for a wide-reaching approach, we dedicate ourselves to delivering exceptional representation. Our attorneys are driven by a desire to provide top-notch legal services, ensuring your rights are not only protected but prioritized. Located just minutes from Simi Valley, our firm is deeply integrated into the community. We understand the unique dynamics and needs of Simi Valley residents, and our legal expertise is tailored to address these specifics. So whether you’re exploring the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, enjoying a day at the local park, or simply savoring the community’s charm, rest assured that the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. is your legal ally. Reach out to us today and experience legal representation that aligns seamlessly with the values and character of this thriving community.

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Featured Employment Case

Nunes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 164 F.3d 1243, 1245 (9th Cir. 1999)

Vera L. Nunes (“Nunes”) appealed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of Wal–Mart Stores (“Wal–Mart”) in her action under the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. (“ADA”). Nunes argued that the district court erred in concluding that she was not a “qualified individual with a disability” under the ADA. In addition, Nunes argued the district court erred in determining that she posed a “direct threat” to others because of her disability. The Ninth Circuit reversed. It held that: (1) employee’s application for California temporary disability benefits did not automatically bar her from establishing that she was a qualified person with a disability; (2) fact issues existed as to whether medical leave was a reasonable accommodation, and whether such accommodation would impose undue hardship on employer; and (3) fact issues existed as to whether employee was direct threat to others while working as cashier.  The opinion provides as follows: To state a prima facie case under the ADA, employee was required to show that: (1) she was a disabled person within the meaning of the ADA; (2) she was a qualified individual, meaning she could perform the essential functions of her job; and (3) employer terminated her because of her disability. Employee’s application for California temporary disability benefits did not automatically bar her from establishing that she was a qualified person with a disability under the ADA.Issues of material fact existed as to whether employee’s medical leave was a reasonable accommodation for her syncopal fainting episodes, and whether such accommodation would impose undue hardship on employer, precluding summary judgment in ADA action.  Extended medical leave, or extension of existing leave period, may be reasonable accommodation under ADA if it does not pose an undue hardship on the employer. Determining whether proposed accommodation is reasonable under ADA, including whether it imposes undue hardship on employer, requires fact-specific, individualized inquiry. In the summary judgment context, a court should weigh the risks and alternatives, including possible hardships on the employer, to determine whether a genuine issue of material fact exists as to the reasonableness of an accommodation under the ADA.

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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