Woodland Hills Employment Lawyers

The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. is dedicated to protecting the rights of workers in Woodland Hills who experience discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or other illegal conduct in the workplace. We also stand ready to assist small businesses with all their employment law needs.

Woodland Hills, California

Woodland Hills is one of the larger suburban neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles.  It is in west San Fernando Valley and is home to more than 70,000 Angelenos.  It covers approximately fifteen square miles and encompasses the following zip codes: 91302, 91303, 01364, 91365, 91367, and 91372. The area that was to become Woodland Hills was dry and largely unpopulated in 1900, though limited portions of the land were being farmed for citrus, walnuts, and wheat. Water remained a major issue: either there was not enough to support residential development, or too much of it due to flash flooding during the Southland’s torrential rains in winter. Completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913 by William Mulholland solved the shortage of water by building an aqueduct from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles. News of a steady supply of water newly available in the Valley attracted homesteaders from across the United States. During the Depression the population here declined to 75 families, but the town remained on the map. In 1941 the community established its own Chamber of Commerce and renamed itself Woodland Hills, an appropriate moniker considering the many thousands of trees that had matured since being planted throughout the area in the 1920s. Also in the 1940s, Harry Warner developed a horse ranch on the 1,100 acres he purchased. Amidst the postwar housing boom of the sixties and seventies Harry Warner’s ranch was subdivided and sold to become the home of Warner Center, Topanga Plaza, Kaiser Hospital, Rocketdyne, and Litton Industries. The Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. has offices in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino, which are minutes away from Woodland Hills.  Thus, the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. offers legal services to both employees and employers in Woodland Hills.

Woodland Hills Employment Law

The employment relationship between employers and employees in Woodland Hills is governed by a several distinct sets of local, state, and federal law. State laws governing the workplace in Woodland Hills include, but are not limited to the California Constitution, the California Labor Code, the California Government Code, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the California Family Rights Act, and the California Business & Professions Code.  Federal laws governing the workplace in Woodland Hills include but are not limited to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Labor Law Attorneys in Woodland Hills, California

In Woodland Hills, finding the right labor lawyer can be a challenging task. The legal landscape is teeming with various law firms, each with its unique approach and focus. Not every employment attorney in Woodland Hills will be the right fit for every case. Some may prioritize quick and easy low-value settlements over the arduous battles that can lead to full-value resolutions. At the Akopyan Law Firm, our Woodland Hills, California labor lawyers have a clear mission: to achieve the best possible outcome for each client, regardless of the magnitude of the fight required. Our commitment to delivering high-quality legal services means that we limit our practice to a select number of cases, ensuring that every client receives personalized attention and the care they deserve. When you become our client, you become part of our extended family. We take immense pride in providing first-class, personalized service, but we don’t expect you to simply take our word for it. We encourage you to explore what our clients have to say about their experiences with us. Our client relationships often extend far beyond the life of their cases, a testament to the trust and rapport we build. Our employment lawyers are known for their passionate advocacy and the excellent results they consistently achieve. If you are in search of employment lawyers in Woodland Hills who will fight ardently for your rights and interests, we invite you to call us today for a complimentary case evaluation. We are here to provide you with the expert legal representation and guidance you need to navigate complex employment law matters and secure the best possible outcome for your case.

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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
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$250 ThousandEmployment Law: Disability Discrimination
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$240 ThousandEmployment: Sexual Harassment
$200 ThousandEmployment: Wrongful Termination
$199 ThousandEmployment: Pregnancy Discrimination
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$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
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$125 ThousandEmployment: Medical Leave Retaliation
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$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
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