Burbank, CA Employment Discrimination Attorneys
First incorporated in 1911, Burbank grew quickly to a population of 103,340 in 2010 and has become known as the media capital of the world. With it's close proximity to Hollywood, numerous media, entertainment, and film production companies call Burbank home, including some of the largest entertainment companies in the world! 1
In fact, there are well over 20,000 jobs in the entertainment industry alone in Burbank, which is by far the largest economic driver for the city. However, no matter what industry you work in, workplace discrimination is an unfortunate reality that occurs every single day to Burbank employees. Based on statewide statistics released by the State of California, it is estimated that in 2012 there were over 50 cases of employment discrimination filed by residents of Burbank, and statewide there were nearly 20,000 cases filed! 2
While these numbers seem large, only a fraction of those wronged in the workplace ever seek justice. Hundreds of thousands of workers throughout California and even right here in Burbank have injustices committed against them in the workplace and many are afraid to seek help.
At Shegerian & Associates, we have been fighting for the rights of workers for over a decade. We stand up for our clients to ensure they receive compensation for the wrongs committed against them. Here are just a few local verdicts our clients have been awarded:
Verdict in Disability Discrimination Case
April Rodriguez was awarded $16.5 million in punitive damages by a Los Angeles jury that found her former employer discriminated against her because of a mental disability and wrongfully fired her, bringing her total award to $21.7 million.
Discrimination Verdict For Burbank Employee
After 23 1/2 years of service, a machine operator was terminated from her job when she expressed her concerns about the safety of the machines she operates. The employer refused to stop or even consider stopping the machines, and our client was treated like an outsider in retaliation for voicing her safety concerns. She was ultimately terminated from her job, and we fought for her ultimately having a jury award her with a $9,100.000.00 whistleblower verdict.
Whether you work for a large entertainment employer here in Burbank or a small business, you deserve to be treated properly in the workplace. We specialize in a variety of types of discrimination, including:
Figures are based on comparing the total California population and discrimination cases filed to the total population of Alhambra and are only an estimate.