Whittier Employment Lawyers

The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. stands ready to fight for the rights of workers in 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 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 Whittier, California

Whittier is a city in the San Gabriel Valley and is home to more than 90,000 residents.  It covers approximately fifteen square miles and encompasses the following zip codes: 90601, 90602, 90603, 90604, 90605, 90606, 90607, 90608, and 90609.   Businesses and industries in the area include 436 professional services, 845 retail stores, 200 family-type restaurants, 37 manufacturing plants, 7 hotels and motels, 2 new automobile dealerships and over 303 specialty shops and boutiques, predominantly located in Uptown Whittier, the Quad shopping mall, as well as the Whittwood Town Center.

Modern Whittier roots can be traced to 160 acres of public land acquired in 1868 by Jacob Gerkens. Gerkens was a German immigrant who paid $234 to the U.S. government for the land under the auspices of the Homestead Act. Mr. Gerkens built a small cabin on the property which stands today as the Jonathan Bailey House. The land changed hands several times before 1,259 acres were acquired in 1887 by a group of Quakers interested in founding a new community in California. The group acquired the land as the Pickering Land and Water Development Company. Many “Friends” on the East Coast bought lots from the Company sight unseen, but all “fair-minded people” were invited to settle here. Farmers in the area planted barley, beans, cabbage, corn, oats, peanuts, tomatoes and citrus. The town was named after fellow Quaker John Greenleaf Whittier, a famous poet, writer and newspaper editor. John Greenleaf Whittier never had the opportunity to visit the town that bears his name but he did write and dedicate a poem in honor of the new City.

“My Name I Give To Thee”
Dear Town, for whom the flowers are born,
Stars shine, and happy songbirds sing,
What can my evening give to thy morn,
My Winter to Thy Spring?
A life not void of pure intent
With small desert of praise or blame;
The Love I felt, the Good I meant,
I leave Thee with My Name.

After World War II Whittier grew rapidly and the sub-dividing of orange groves began, driven by housing shortages in southern California. In 1955 the new Civic Center complex was completed and the City Council met in new chambers for the first time on March 8, 1955. The City continued to grow as the City annexed portions of Whittier Boulevard and East Whittier. The 1961 annexation added over 28,000 people to the population, bringing the total to about 67,000.

Whittier’s strong sense of history and vision for the future has made it an upscale and dynamic residential community. Throughout the years, the City of Whittier has striven to provide a healthy and safe community and a well-maintained infrastructure enhanced by planned patterns of growth and development. Through a balance of economic, social, political, cultural and recreational opportunities, the City Council has encouraged an atmosphere conducive to community spirit and active participation in the affairs and progress of the community. Such efforts have been made to ensure a visually pleasing community in which the City’s identity and character are preserved and enhanced. The official flower of the City is the Friendship Rose.

The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is headquartered in Burbank which is minutes away from Whittier.  Thus, our lawyers stand ready to serve employees and employers in Whittier with all their employment law needs.

For The Best Whittier Employment Attorneys

Finding the right labor lawyer in Whittier can be a challenging task, especially when you need an attorney with the experience and expertise to handle complex employment law matters. The abundance of law firms in the area means that there are many options to choose from, each with their own unique approach to handling cases. It’s important to understand that not every employee attorney in Whittier will be the ideal fit for your specific case. Some employment lawyers may prioritize quick and easy low-value settlements over engaging in a more extensive legal battle that could ultimately lead to a full-value resolution.

When conducting an internet search for “Whittier employment lawyer” or “wrongful termination attorney in Whittier,” you’re likely to encounter numerous paid advertisements from lawyers who may be more interested in taking the path of least resistance. It can be challenging to determine which attorney possesses the necessary expertise and experience to handle your employment-related legal issues when your decision is solely based on these advertisements.

At the Akopyan Law Firm in Whittier, California, our labor lawyers have almost two decades of experience specializing in employment law. This extensive experience equips us with the knowledge and insights needed to navigate the complexities of labor disputes, wrongful terminations, discrimination claims, and other employment-related matters effectively. We have a proven track record of success, having represented both employers and employees, making us well-versed in the nuances of employment law from all perspectives.

Our commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients drives us to provide high-quality legal representation. To ensure that we can devote the necessary time and attention to each case, we limit our practice to a select number of cases. However, every employee who becomes our client is treated like family, receiving first-class personal service throughout their legal journey.

We take pride in the exceptional results we’ve achieved for our clients, and our relationships with them often extend beyond the life of their cases. Our Whittier employment lawyers approach every case with passion and determination, ensuring that our clients receive the vigorous representation they deserve.

If you are seeking employment lawyers in Whittier, we invite you to contact us today for a complimentary case evaluation. Our commitment to excellence and the personalized attention we provide set us apart, and we are ready to stand by your side throughout your employment law dispute. Trust the Akopyan Law Firm to be your dedicated advocates in Whittier, leveraging our extensive experience to fight for your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

We Can Help Whittier Residents With:

Professional Affiliations and Recognition

Avvo Rating 10 Superb

Millions of Dollars Recovered For Our Clients

Check Out Our Case Results

$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
$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
$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