Employment Law Attorney Pasadena
Employment Law Attorneys in Pasadena: The city of Pasadena in Los Angeles County is home to approximately 140,000 residents and is the ninth largest city in the county. Incorporated in 1886, Pasadena was the second city to be incorporated in the county and it is one of the leading cultural centers of the San Gabriel Valley.
Pasadena is known across the globe for being the host to the Rose Bowl Football game and to the Tournament of Roses parade. As the show “The Big Bang Theory” has also made well known about the city, it is a hub for many cultural and scientific organizations and institutions, including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the Art Center College of Design, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory which, as of 2012, was the leading employer in the area.
Nearly 10,000 People Working in Pasadena’s Healthcare Industry
Pasadena is teeming with healthcare professionals. In 2012, the following leading employers employed the following number of employees:
- Kaiser Permanent: 4,760 employees
- Huntington Hospital: 3,200 employees
- Pacific Clinics: 1,100
Whistleblowing Healthcare Professionals Keeping Industry Safe
According to data shared by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), claims about employer retaliation accounted for 44.5% of all charges filed in the year 2015. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also reported a 6% increase in the number of whistleblower cases filed that same year.
The number of retaliation and whistleblowing cases in the healthcare industry accounted for $330 million in rewards from False Claims Act (FCA) cases. This is largely because employees in this industry are encouraged to report any perceived acts of abuse or fraud.
In 2015, the Department of Justice obtained $3.5 million in settlements and judgments from FCA cases. $1.9 billion of that came against companies and other individuals in the healthcare industry.
Hardworking Employees Rewarded for Vigilance
There are more protections and rights for whistleblowers than ever and the government has also increased its focus on cracking down on fraud.
The Azadian Law Group, PC proudly represents whistleblowers and will work tirelessly to ensure that justice is served. We protect the rights of workers in a number of whistleblower cases, including:
- Misuse of government funds
- Failure to provide a safe workplace and/or meet OSHA regulations
- Engaging in deceptive or fraudulent business practices
We serve the Los Angeles area and have offices in both downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena.
To speak to a professional employment law attorney at the Azadian Law Group, PC about your situation, we welcome your call today at (626) 449-4944.