Long Beach, CA Employment Discrimination Attorneys
The 7th largest city in California, Long Beach is home to nearly 500,000 full-time residents and is the second largest city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. With so many residents, it's no surprise the largest employers are the Long Beach school district, City of Long Beach, and various medical centers and teaching institutions in the area. However in addition, there are hundreds of other businesses that call Long Beach home ranging from financial institutions to manufacturing and everything in between.1
Unfortunately in businesses in Long Beach and all over California, employees are being mistreated and discriminated against at an alarming rate. Based on statewide statistics, it is estimated that residents of Long Beach filed over 260 cases alleging employment discrimination in 2012, and statewide in California nearly 20,000 cases were filed!2
While these numbers may seem extremely high, in actuality they are relatively low compared to the actual amount of discrimination and mistreatment that occur. Most people who are mistreated in the workplace never come forward and speak out because they are in fear of losing their job or in fear of the mistreatment only becoming worse.
At Shegerian & Associates, we understand the complexities of workplace discrimination cases, both inside the court room and out. Since 1996, we've been fighting for our clients' rights and seeking compensation for their mistreatment. Our clients have been awarded over 65 jury verdicts, over 25 of which have been 7-figures or more, and we have an over 95% success rate. Here are just a few 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 & Harassment Verdict for a Long Beach resident
Our client worked for the City of Los Angeles for over 20 years, and suffered an unfortunate head injury in an on-the-job accident. This injury caused him to suffer from short-term memory problems, and following the injury he was forced to retire after a number of discriminatory and harassing incidents 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.
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.