La Mirada, CA Employment Discrimination AttorneysListed as one of CNN Money Magazine's "Best Places To Live", La Mirada, California is home to over 48,000 full time residents and has a strong economy with jobs primarily in the manufacturing and education industries. In fact, there are over 3,000 jobs in these two industries alone in La Mirada.1 In today's workplaces, whether working in a factory, educational institution, or any other environment, employment discrimination and mistreatment is becoming more and more common. Based on statewide statistics provided by the State of California, it is estimated that there are over 25 legal cases alleging employment discrimination filed by residents of La Mirada every year, and nearly 20,000 cases filed statewide in Calirofnia .2 And while more and more employment discrimination cases are being filed, there still only represent a small fraction of the employees who are being treated unfairly on a daily basis. Many employees never seek help for being improperly terminated, discriminated against, or poorly treated in their workplace simply because they don't know their rights and don't know where to turn for help. At Shegerian & Associates, we've been fighting for the rights of employees for years, and have an over 95% success rate for our clients. From your initial phone call all the way through a verdict, our team understands every aspect of employment discrimination ranging from legal remedies to personal struggles and everything in between. But don't just take our word for it, here are just a few verdicts our clients in the La Mirada area have been awarded:
Verdict in Disability Discrimination CaseApril 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 La Mirada EmployeeOur client was discriminated against based on his race and, among other things, had to put up with coworkers and supervisors making racist comments, reprimanding our client for minor or non-existent infractions, being constantly watched by a supervisor, being kept from using the internet and e-mail when other employees were not similarly restricted from these activities, being refused to have their picture in a newsletter that instead featured a Caucasian employee's picture, being refused a promotion, and being refused a transfer to another department. Our client ended up developing an ulcer as a result of the stress from this discrimination and harassment in the workplace, and ultimately was terminated after complaining about the actions against him. Our client was awarded a $100,000.00 verdict as a result of the employer's discrimination.
- http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/res/docs/Statisitcs/Statistics%202013/12CasesFiledByBasesEmp.pdf Figures are based on comparing the total California population and discrimination cases filed to the total population of Alhambra and are only an estimate.