Pasadena, CA Job Discrimination Attorneys
Pasadena was first incorporated in 1886, and today has a population of 137,000 making it the 9th largest city in Los Angeles County. Pasadena has a booming economy, with ten companies with more than 1,000 employees each. From laboratories to research facilities to banks, many large companies have a strong presence in the area.1
With thousands upon thousands of employees reporting to work in Pasadena every day, workplace discrimination becomes an unfortunate reality. Based on statewide statistics provided by the California Department of Fair Employment, it is estimated that in 2012 there were 73 cases of varying types of employment discrimination filed by residents of Pasadena, and nearly 20,000 cases filed in the state of California.2
Unfortunately only an ever so small fraction of those who are discriminated against and treated wrongly at work ever step forward and file a claim against their place of employment. Everyday in Pasadena and all around California, employees are discriminated against and treated unjustly, many tolerate this treatment for years and even begin to accept it as the norm because they don't know where to turn for help or how to seek help, or they fear retaliation if they step forward and do something about it.
Here at Shegerian & Associates, we understand the complexities of workplace discrimination and are here to help you fight for your rights and fight to receive compensation for your unjust treatment. Over the last twenty years we've helped hundreds and have an over 95% success rate. Here are just a few local verdicts awarded to our clients for their unjust treatment in the workplace:
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 A Pasadena Employee
Our client worked at a Pasadena store as a pharmacy technician for over 23 years, starting when she was only 19 years old back in 1983. In July of 2007, she was wrongfully terminated, and contacted Shegerian & Associates for help. We filed a suit on her behalf and won a wrongful termination, harassment, and invasion of privacy lawsuit in the superior court, obtaining an award of more than eight million dollars as decided by a jury of twelve of her peers in a Los Angeles court.
At Shegerian & Associates, we understand that each and every case of discrimination and injustice is unique, and we have experience in nearly every type of discrimination and injustice that can arise in the workplace. A few of our main practice areas include:
Figures are based on comparing the total California population and discrimination cases filed to the total population of Pasadena and are only an estimate.