West Hills Employment Attorneys

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

West Hills, California

West Hills is one of the larger neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles.  It is situated in west San Fernando Valley and is home to more than 40,000 Angelenos.  It covers approximately nine square miles and encompasses the following zip codes: 91304 and 91307.  The community of West Hills was originally founded as the town of Owensmouth on March 30, 1912, in the western San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles. In 1931, its name was changed to Canoga Park with the help of early civic leader Mary Logan Orcutt.  In 1987 the community was renamed to West Hills. Spanish Missionaries, Mexican Rancheros and Chumash Native Americans all inhabited the area from the 1770s – 1960s. In 1912, George Platt bought the land from the Chumash Native Americans and established a dairy farm (called Platt Ranch and Cloverdale Dairy). Two historic ranches has been awarded the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments, Orcutt Ranch Estate and Shadow Ranch Park. In addition, West Hills is home to a number of large open space parks including: El Escorpion Park, Bell Canyon Park, Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, Roscoe/Valley Circle Park. A large number of aerospace industry companies were established in this area, with the arrival of Rocketdyne and Litton Hughes Aircraft in the 1950s, and there are still many industrial companies located here. The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is headquartered in the City of Los Angeles which is minutes away from West Hills.  Thus, the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. offers legal services to both employees and employers in the West Hills area.

Tips for Finding The Best Employment Lawyers in West Hills

West Hills boasts a diverse array of choices when it comes to legal representation, with numerous lawyers and law firms vying for the attention of its residents. The legal landscape is brimming with options, and some lawyers are known for their relentless pursuit of potential clients, even going as far as attempting an uninvited home visit for a sales pitch. In such a bustling environment, it can be incredibly challenging for both employers and employees in West Hills to discern which lawyer is the ideal fit for their specific needs, especially when facing pressing legal issues, particularly those involving employment law.

The search for the right legal counsel is further compounded by the constant barrage of gimmicky radio advertisements and flamboyant billboards plastered across buses and street benches. While most individuals turn to the internet in pursuit of legal guidance, an online search for “West Hills employment lawyer” or “best West Hills attorney” often yields results inundated with paid advertisements from a multitude of lawyers, all vying for your attention. In these circumstances, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish between the lawyers who prioritize quality representation from those who rely on flashy marketing tactics.

This is where the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C., emerges as a beacon of distinction. Each attorney within our firm boasts nearly two decades of legal experience, making them stalwarts in the field. Our lawyers have cultivated a sterling track record of success, consistently delivering favorable outcomes for both employers and employees alike. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to prioritizing quality over quantity. We take great pride in dedicating our time and energy to fighting for our clients’ rights in the courtroom, rather than recording catchy radio ads or pursuing aggressive marketing campaigns.

We understand that trust is built on more than just promises. That’s why we willingly offer client references upon request, allowing you to gain a firsthand understanding of our commitment to excellence. Additionally, you can explore our online reviews to gauge the experiences of our satisfied clients.

With conveniently located offices just minutes away from West Hills, the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C., is poised and ready to provide residents of West Hills with legal representation of the highest caliber. When it comes to navigating complex legal challenges, particularly those involving employment law, we are the steadfast and dependable choice you can rely on.

We Can Help West Hills Residents With Cases Involving:

Featured Employment Case

A former employee filed suit against the employer for violation of statute prohibiting employer from inducing worker to relocate from other place within California or from outside state by means of knowingly false representations concerning “kind, character or existence of such work” or “length of time such work will last.” The Superior Court, San Francisco County, No. CGC-19-574328, Ethan P. Schulman, J., granted the employer’s motion for summary judgment, 2020 WL 8262303, and the employee appealed. The Court of Appeal, Brown, J., held that: 1 employee’s at-will employment status rendered unreasonable, as matter of law, employee’s reliance on employer’s alleged misrepresentations during interview regarding long-term employment, thus relieving employer of liability for alleged violation of statute on that ground; 2 at-will employment status did not negate, as matter of law, employee’s justifiable reliance on employer’s alleged misrepresentations during interview regarding nature of work that employee would be performing; 3 triable issue of fact remained whether employer knowingly misrepresented to employee, during interview process, that employee would be hired to fill role of lead project manager for company, thus precluding  summary judgment for employer; and 4 order granting employer’s motion for summary judgment was not subject to affirmance based on issue that was not raised in motion.  The Court’s opinion states in part as follows: As is relevant here, section 970 states: “No person, or agent or officer thereof, directly or indirectly, shall influence, persuade, or engage any person to change from one place to another in this State or from any place outside to any place within the State, or from any place within the State to any place outside, for the purpose of working in any branch of labor, through or by means of knowingly false representations, whether spoken, written, or advertised in printed form, concerning either: [¶] (a) The kind, character, or existence of such work;[¶] [or] (b) The length of time such work will last ….”  The Legislature enacted section 970 to protect migrant workers from abuses by unscrupulous employers, especially abuses involving false promises made to induce migrant workers to move in the first instance. (Tyco Industries, Inc. v. Superior Court (1985) 164 Cal.App.3d 148, 155, 211 Cal.Rptr. 540.) However, section 970 is not restricted in application to farm labor or other mass hiring situations. (Seubert v. McKesson Corp. (1990) 223 Cal.App.3d 1514, 1522, 273 Cal.Rptr. 296 (Seubert), disapproved on other grounds by Dore v. Arnold Worldwide, Inc. (2006) 39 Cal.4th 384, 394, fn. 2, 46 Cal.Rptr.3d 668, 139 P.3d 56 (Dore).) To prevail on a Section 970 claim, the plaintiff must prove: (1) the defendant made representations to the plaintiff about the kind or character of work, or the length of time the work would last; (2) the defendant’s representations were not true; (3) the defendant knew when the representations were made that they were not true; (4) the defendant intended that the plaintiff rely on the representations; (5) the plaintiff reasonably relied on the representations and changed his or her residence for the purpose of working for the defendant; (6) the plaintiff was harmed; and (7) the plaintiff’s reliance on the defendant’s representations was *356 a substantial factor in causing his or her harm. (CACI No. 2710; Funk v. Sperry Corp. (9th Cir. 1988) 842 F.2d 1129, 1133 [section 970 rests on the tort of deceit].) Under section 972, any person who violates section 970 is liable for double damages resulting from such misrepresentations.

White v. Smule, Inc., 75 Cal. App. 5th 346, 290 Cal. Rptr. 3d 328 (2022)

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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: Religious Discrimination
$100 ThousandEmployment: Failure to Accommodate
$100 ThousandEmployment: Wrongful Termination
$100 ThousandPersonal Injury: Bicycle Collision
$100 ThousandPersonal Injury: Pedestrian Collision