South Whittier Employment Lawyers
The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stands ready to fight for the rights of workers in South Whittier dealing with discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or other illegal conduct in the workplace. The firm also stands ready to provide small businesses in South Whittier 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 South Whittier, California
South Whittier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California just south of the city of Whittier. As of the 2020 census, its population was 56,415. The area covers approximately five square miles and encompasses the following zip codes: 90602, 90604, and 90605. With offices in Burbank, Orange, and Riverside the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is just minutes away from South Whittier. The community primarily consists of residential neighborhoods. South Whittier offers a mix of housing options, including single-family homes, apartments, and townhouses. South Whittier is served by the Whittier Union High School District and the Whittier City School District. There are several public schools in the area, including South Whittier Elementary School and Los Altos Elementary School. The community has several parks and recreational facilities, providing opportunities for outdoor activities and sports. Amelia Mayberry Park and William Penn Park are popular destinations for residents. South Whittier has a strong sense of community, with residents actively participating in local organizations and events. The South Whittier Neighborhood Library serves as a hub for community engagement and learning. South Whittier has convenient access to major transportation routes, including State Route 72 (Whittier Boulevard) and Interstate 605, making it relatively easy for residents to commute to nearby cities for work and recreation. Our employment lawyers stand ready to provide world-class services and top-notch representation to the residents of South Whittier.
Where Are The Best South Whittier Employment Attorneys?
Finding the right labor lawyer in South Whittier can be a challenging task. In this vibrant community, numerous law firms offer their services, each with its own distinct approach and philosophy. However, not every employment attorney in South Whittier is the ideal fit for every case. Some may opt for quick and easy, low-value settlements, favoring expediency over a thorough and relentless pursuit of justice. When conducting an online search for “employment lawyer South Whittier” or “wrongful termination attorney in South Whittier,” the results often inundate individuals with paid advertisements from a plethora of lawyers, all vying for attention. It’s easy to get lost in the noise and find it challenging to discern which attorney truly possesses the expertise and experience needed to handle complex employment disputes. This is where the South Whittier, California labor lawyers at the Akopyan Law Firm distinguish themselves. Our unwavering commitment is to secure the best possible outcome for each client, regardless of the magnitude of the battle ahead. We are resolute in our dedication to delivering quality legal services that prioritize the well-being and rights of our clients. Our firm’s ethos revolves around personalized service and an individualized approach to each case. We deliberately limit the number of cases we undertake to ensure that every client receives the attention, care, and commitment they deserve. When you become our client, you become part of our family. We take great pride in the relationships we cultivate with our clients. These bonds often extend far beyond the duration of the legal case, underscoring the trust and confidence our clients place in us. The excellence of our South Whittier employment lawyers is affirmed by the impressive results we have achieved over the years. These outcomes speak volumes about our passion for justice and our unwavering dedication to securing favorable resolutions for our clients. If you are searching for employment lawyers in South Whittier, look no further. Contact the Akopyan Law Firm today for a complimentary case evaluation. Experience the difference of having a legal advocate who fights passionately for your rights and interests.
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Featured Employment Case
Rissetto v. Plumbers & Steamfitters Loc. 343, 94 F.3d 597 (9th Cir. 1996)
A former employee brought suit against employer in state court, pleading causes of action for age discrimination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), wrongful discharge, breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and negligent misrepresentation. After removal on ground of complete preemption under section of the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, D. Lowell Jensen, J., granted summary judgment to employer on all claims, and plaintiff appealed. The Court of Appeals, Wilson, District Judge, sitting by designation, held that: (1) district court had subject matter jurisdiction based on preemption of breach of contract and breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing claims, and (2) having obtained favorable workers’ compensation settlement based on her assertion that she could not work, plaintiff was judicially estopped and asserting legal claims based on her ability to work. In part the Court’s opinion stated as follows: Are Workers’ Compensation Proceedings Equivalent to Judicial Proceedings? Unsurprisingly given its name, judicial estoppel is often articulated as applying to “judicial” proceedings. However, many cases have applied the doctrine where the prior statement was made in an administrative proceeding, and we are not aware of any case refusing to apply the doctrine because the prior proceeding was administrative rather than judicial. See Chaveriat v. Williams Pipe Line Co., 11 F.3d 1420, 1427 (7th Cir.1993) (“Though called judicial estoppel, the doctrine has been applied, rightly in our view, to proceedings in which a party to an administrative proceeding obtains a favorable order that he seeks to repudiate in a subsequent judicial proceeding.”) (collecting cases); Smith v. Montgomery Ward & Co., 388 F.2d 291, 292 (6th Cir.1968) (position taken in workers’ compensation proceeding estopped party in subsequent personal injury action); Simo v. Home Health & Hospice Care, 906 F.Supp. 714, 718 (D.N.H.1995) (Social Security Administration disability proceeding); UNUM Corp. v. United States, 886 F.Supp. 150, 158 (D.Me.1995) (Maine Bureau of Insurance approval proceeding); Zapata Gulf Marine Corp. v. Puerto Rico Maritime Shipping Auth., 731 F.Supp. 747, 750 (E.D.La.1990) (Interstate Commerce Commission proceeding); Muellner v. Mars, Inc., 714 F.Supp. 351, 357–58 (N.D.Ill.1989) (SSA proceeding) (applying Illinois law). This rule has been justified on the ground that “[t]he truth is no less important to an administrative body acting in a quasi-judicial capacity than it is to a court of law.” Muellner, 714 F.Supp. at 357 (quoting Dept. of Transp. v. Coe, 112 Ill.App.3d 506, 510, 68 Ill.Dec. 58, 445 N.E.2d 506 (4th Dist.1983)). We hold that the doctrine of judicial estoppel is not rendered inapplicable in this case by the fact that plaintiff’s prior position was taken in a workers’ compensation proceeding rather than in a court.”
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