Upland Employment Attorneys
Our talented employment lawyers are ready to enforce and protect the rights of Upland residents.
Upland is city located in San Bernardino County. Upland covers fifteen square miles. It is home to roughly 75,000 residents. Upland lies within zip codes 91784, 91785, and 91786. The influx of American settlers during the California Gold Rush of 1849, following the end of the Mexican War in 1846, marked the beginning of significant changes in this area. The land that present-day Upland occupies remained largely uninhabited ranchland and a thoroughfare until the arrival of George Chaffey in 1882. Chaffey, a Canadian shipbuilder from Ontario, had previously established the Etiwanda irrigation community in 1881. He irrigated the land with a system of flumes that transported water from the mountains to a reservoir and then distributed it to various land sites. In 1882, Chaffey acquired over 8,000 acres of land in the Cucamonga Rancho, including significant water rights from San Antonio Creek, for a total purchase price of $90,000. Chaffey’s visionary plan involved distributing water through cement pipes to each farm lot, allowing landholders to share in the water proportionate to their holdings, regardless of their distance from the water source. He also laid out the main thoroughfare, naming it Euclid Avenue in honor of his favorite mathematician. Euclid Avenue, stretching seven miles from the southernmost boundaries to the mountains, was designed as a 200-foot-wide double drive with a center parkway flanked by 65-foot-wide drives on each side. Chaffey even planned for electricity in Ontario, with street lamps placed a mile apart on Euclid Avenue and an electric streetcar traversing it daily. Ontario became available for settlement on November 1, 1882, and during the first week, Chaffey sold 190 acres of land for a total value of $28,500. To ensure the success of his irrigation plan and attract potential land buyers, Chaffey established a “mutual water company,” the San Antonio Water Company, on October 25, 1882. This allowed each landowner to become a stockholder in the water company. Initially, the area was not known for citrus groves, as orange trees were scarce and expensive at $100 an acre. Instead, other types of fruit were planted, including peaches, pears, apples, cherries, and grapes. However, by 1889, around 2,000 acres of citrus orchards had been planted in Ontario, making it the second-largest citrus acreage in the state. The present-day city of Upland was originally the northern part of Chaffey’s Ontario Model Colony and was initially referred to as “North Upland” or affectionately called “Magnolia” after a local hotel. However, due to the existence of another city in California with the same name, the area was ultimately named “Upland.” The railway arrived in North Ontario in 1887, and the city expanded over time. Ontario was officially incorporated in 1891, albeit with a relatively small territory. In 1901, residents of Ontario learned that North Ontario was considering incorporation as its own city. To prevent this, Ontario expanded its boundaries to over 10 square miles. Upland residents expressed concerns about this expansion, which would include the Upland Post Office, the railroad tracks of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, and the train depot. Following hearings and a vote, Upland was officially incorporated as a city on May 15, 1906. In 1935, Upland’s boundary lines were adjusted to include land that had been annexed during Ontario’s expansion in 1902. The choice of the name “Upland” was a fitting one, reflecting the city’s location along the gentle grade that rises from Pomona and Claremont, gradually ascending toward the foothills. This elevation change of about 1,000 feet placed Upland in a unique position among California cities. Municipal history in Upland began with its incorporation in 1906.
How Upland Residents Can Find The Best Employment Lawyer
When looking for an attorney in Upland, you have several options. Regardless of your method, the key is to ensure the attorney you choose has the right experience and skills. The Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C., is a respected firm with almost two decades of experience. We’re located near Upland, with offices in Riverside, Orange, and Burbank. Our employment lawyers are prepared to provide top-notch representation to Upland residents, ensuring your legal needs are met with excellence.
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Featured Employment Case
Camp v. Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, 35 Cal. App. 4th 620, 41 Cal. Rptr. 2d 329 (1995), as modified on denial of reh’g (June 29, 1995)
Former employees of law firm brought action alleging wrongful termination. The Superior Court, Los Angeles County, No. SC016259, James F. Nelson, J., assigned, and Irving A. Shimer, J., entered summary judgment in favor of former employer and entered an order compelling former employees to return to former employer certain documents. Former employees appealed. The Court of Appeal, Masterson, J., held that: (1) at-will employees did not have a cause of action for wrongful termination without good cause; (2) employees did not have a cause of action for breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing absent any implied-in-fact contract; (3) after-acquired evidence doctrine barred claim of wrongful termination in violation of public policy; and (4) documents consisting of correspondence between employer and clients were protected by attorney-client privilege and had to be returned to former employer.
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