Job Discrimination Lawyer: Long BeachThe 7th largest city in California, Long Beach is home to over 470,000 full-time residents and is the second largest city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The largest employers include the Long Beach School District, the City of Long Beach, various medical centers, and several educational institutions in the area. However, there are thousands of other businesses that call Long Beach home as well, ranging from financial institutions to manufacturing and everything in between.1 Unfortunately, across Long Beach and California, employees are being mistreated and discriminated against at an alarming rate. It is estimated that Long Beach residents filed over 260 allegations of employment discrimination in 2016. For the entire State of California, it is estimated that there were around 20,000 filings!2 While these numbers are high, they are relatively low compared to the true number of workers who face discrimination and mistreatment. Most people who are mistreated in the workplace never come forward and speak out, because they fear retaliation. But, there are laws to protect against retribution and it is easy to have a free consultation with a job discrimination lawyer. Long Beach employees who suspect they are being mistreated should contact us right away. At Shegerian & Associates, we understand the complexities of workplace discrimination cases, both inside the courtroom and out. Since 1996, we've been fighting for our clients' rights and seeking compensation for their mistreatment. Our clients have been awarded over 80 jury verdicts, over 37 of which have been 7-figures or more, and we have a 98% success rate. Imagine the power of an effective employment discrimination lawyer! Long Beach workers have an ally in Shegerian & Associates. Here is just one verdict our clients 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 & Harassment Verdict for a Long Beach residentOur client worked for the City of Los Angeles for over 20 years and suffered a head injury in an on-the-job accident. This injury caused him to suffer from short-term memory problems. Following the injury, he was forced to retire after a number of discriminatory and harassing incidents had been perpetuated by his supervisors. A California jury awarded him a $3.25 million verdict for the harassment, discrimination, and retaliation that took place against him. Because he chose to contact a job discrimination lawyer, Long Beach employers were reminded of the need to treat all employees respectfully and justly.
Employment Discrimination Lawyers: Long BeachWhether you work for a large entertainment employer here in Long Beach or a small business, you deserve to be treated properly in the workplace. We specialize in a variety of types of discrimination, including:
- https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/07/DFEH-AnnualReport-2016July6.pdf Figures are based on comparing the total California population and discrimination cases filed to the total population of Long Beach and are only an estimate.