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Choosing the Right Employment Attorney in Los Angeles

All employees and job seekers deserve fair treatment from their employers. In fact, the law requires fair treatment in these situations. Sadly, not all employers abide by the laws that apply to them. Examples of some of the illegal treatments that may occur in the workplace include discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. If you have been a victim of illegal treatment at work, you can take action and fight back. With the help of an employment attorney in Los Angeles, you can file a claim against the employer who has treated you wrongly. 

At the Paronyan Law Firm, we know the laws that apply to workers and job seekers in Los Angeles. Whatever your issue may be, we will help you get the justice you deserve. Our firm handles all types of labor law cases. Examples of cases we accept include cases related to discrimination, harassment at work, wage and hour disputes, retaliation, and more. 

When you are a victim of unfair or illegal treatment in the workplace, it is normal to feel upset. These situations can have many bad outcomes for you, such as:

  • Wrongful loss of your job.
  • Loss of wages.
  • Loss of chances to advance.
  • Unfair treatment at work.
  • Harassment at work.
  • An uncomfortable work environment.

All of these resulting from unfair treatment are unacceptable, and you should not stand for them. Our team of professionals is here to help you defend your rights and get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.


In legal terms, “discrimination” refers to the unjust treatment of a worker or job seeker based on a specific characteristic. Certain types of discrimination are illegal in the workplace. An employer who discriminates can be held liable for their actions. Some of the types of discrimination that are prohibited legally include:


  • Age Discrimination Mistreating an employee based on his or her age is illegal. This law applies to individuals age 40 and older. 


  • Disability Discrimination The law prohibits an employer from treating an employee badly because of a disability. This law applies to both mental and physical disability. 


  • Race, Color, National Origin, and Ancestry Discrimination An employer cannot mistreat you because of your race, country of birth, or ancestry. If you are a victim of this type of unfair treatment, you can file a claim. 


  • Religious Discrimination You have the right to religious freedom as an employee. An employer cannot treat you poorly because of your religious beliefs or the way you express them. 


  • Sex/Gender Discrimination Poor treatment related to your status as a male or female is not legal. An employer cannot treat members of either sex poorly based solely on gender. 


  • Pregnancy Discrimination If you become pregnant, you are protected from unfair treatment by law. For example, if an employer fires you for being pregnant or for saying you plan to become pregnant, you’re eligible for relief. 


  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination An employer cannot treat you poorly for being straight, gay, bisexual, or for any other sexual orientation. If you believe you have suffered this type of unfair treatment at work, call us to speak with an attorney about your options. 


  • Gender Identity and Gender Expression Discrimination You have the legal right to develop your own gender identity and express your gender as you please. An employer cannot treat you unfairly based on these characteristics. 

Each type of discrimination listed here involves a different characteristic. However, all of these different types of discrimination are illegal. If you believe you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, contact our office to speak with a labor attorney as soon as possible to find out your options. 


Under U.S. law, an employer is not permitted to punish an employee or job seeker for protecting their rights to be free from illegal treatment at work. When an employer takes action against an employee in these circumstances, the employee can file a claim against the employer. For example, it is illegal for an employer to punish a disabled employee who asks for accommodations. It is also unlawful for an employer to discipline an employee who refuses to follow orders that would end in discrimination. Likewise, an employer can’t take action against an employee who brings concerns about discrimination to management. 


Several different types of workplace harassment exist, and many types are not legal in California. Harassment can be discriminatory, personal, physical or psychological. When you are experiencing harassment at work, contacting an attorney is recommended. 

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is an upsetting form of harassment that can occur in the workplace. This type of harassment can be mild, involving only comments in some cases. It can also be much more severe, involving physical contact or threats. No matter the severity of the sexual harassment you have experienced at work, you have rights. You do not have to allow the harassment to go on, and you can take action against the party who caused it.

If you have been a victim of any harassment at work, a labor lawyer in Los Angeles can help you get the justice you deserve. 

Wage and Hour Disputes

If you are paid for your work on an hourly basis, your employer has agreed to provide you with a specific wage for every hour you work. In most cases, this amount must at least be equal to California’s minimum wage. 

Sadly, some employers do not want to pay their employees the amount they owe. They may argue that you worked fewer hours than you did, or they may try to pay you a lower wage than you had previously agreed upon. When this occurs, you can talk to an attorney to take action and recover your lost wages. 

Overtime Pay

Under California law, you must receive at least 1.5 times your regular pay rate for every hour you work more than 8 hours in a workday or 40 hours in a week. If you work more than 12 hours in one day or more than 8 hours on a seventh consecutive day of work, you Must receive at least twice your normal pay rate for all excess hours. 

Some employers may try to get out of paying overtime wages by disagreeing with the number of hours you worked or trying to treat you as an exempt employee unfairly. If this occurs, you may lose a lot of income. Our firm can help you fight for your rights to fair pay when your employer tries to cheat.

Wrongful Termination

If your employer fires you in a way that breaches your contract or violates employment laws, you have been a victim of wrongful termination. For example, firing based on age, race, or disability is generally prohibited. It is also illegal for an employer to terminate employment without just cause if there is an employment contract that requires a cause for termination. Also, California law prohibits firings on the basis of certain whistleblowing activities or claims filed under the California Labor Code. 

Wrongful termination not only causes you to lose income, but it may also make it hard to get another job. Contact a lawyer to file a claim against your employer and work toward a fair resolution. 

Independent Contractor Classification

An employee is entitled to certain benefits and protections by law that is not available to an independent contractor. For this reason, some employers may be tempted to classify their employees as independent contractors to save money and gain other advantages. If you believe you have been unfairly classified as an independent contractor, our firm can look at the situation and help you decide how to move forward. 

Why is it important to hire an employment attorney?

Being a victim of an employment law violation can result in a number of poor outcomes, from loss of wages to the unfair loss of your job. Certain other types of employment law violations, such as workplace harassment, can reduce your quality of life. For these reasons, you need to take action when you are a victim of this type of illegal activity at work.


When you are dealing with an employment law violation, you need the right attorney on your side. The laws that apply in these cases are complex, and only a knowledgable attorney can make sure you have all of the resources you need to raise your chances of success in a claim filed against your employer. 


Dealing with an employment law case can be stressful, but having the right attorney on your side can make all the difference. At the Paronyan Law Firm, we handle all types of employment law cases, and we can help you stand up to your employer and get the resolution you deserve. Because we only charge a fee for our services when we win your case, there is absolutely no risk for you.

Hire an Employment Attorney in Los Angeles

As an employee, you expect your employer to follow all state and U.S. laws. Unfortunately, employment law violations are more common than you may think. Because many employees do not want to take action when they are victims of employment law violations, some employers become repeat offenders who believe they no longer need to follow the law. For this reason, victims need to stand up to their employers. 


If you have been a victim of an employment law violation, do not let your employer get away with what they have done to you. Whether you have had a loss of income, mental trauma, a loss of your job, or some other adverse outcome, you deserve justice and a fair resolution. 


The employment law professionals at the Paronyan Law Firm work with clients who are involved in labor law disputes in Los Angeles. Whatever your situation may be, we will take the time to review the details and determine if your rights have been violated. If we find that you meet the requirements to file a claim, we will help you take the proper action. Our team will be by your side every step of the way, giving you the guidance and support you need. Contact the Paronyan Law Firm today to learn more about how we can help you get justice.

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