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. Azadian Law Group, PC has a dedicated office in Pasadena, where Pasadena Employment Lawyers George Azadian and Ani Azadian also have a residence.
The Pasadena wrongful termination and employment lawyers at Azadian Law Group have represented employees and executives who live or work in Pasadena. These range from C-level executives, medical professionals, financial sector employees, and hourly employees. The firm’s Pasadena employment lawyers have successfully handled virtually every type of employment law dispute, including cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, harassment, and wage & hour disputes.
Pasadena is known across the globe for being the host of the Rose Bowl Football game and 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 2021, were the leading employer in the area.
Our Pasadena employment lawyers are not only the best wrongful termination lawyers in Pasadena, but they also know a lot about Pasadena. Please see some of the 15 best things to do in Pasadena. In addition to those activities, the firm’s Pasadena employment attorneys are foodies who know their way around Pasadena’s amazing restaurant scene. Here are just a few of their favorite places to dine after a long day working on wrongful termination cases for their clients:
Lucky Boy Burgers for both their amazing breakfast burritos and burgers!
Celestino Ristorante for their freshly-made pasta and beef carpaccio.
Houston’s Restaurant for their French dip, prime rib, and grilled artichokes.
Smitty’s Grill for their shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and steaks.
Matsuri and Osawa both for their outstanding sushi.
Gus’s Bbq where you cannot go wrong with the chicken and ribs combo with a side of “dirty rice.”
Pasadena is teeming with healthcare professionals. In 2012, the following leading employers employed the following number of employees:
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.
Illegal mistreatment in the physical workplace can take many forms. Examples include (but aren’t limited to) the following:
That’s not an exhaustive list. If you’ve been the victim of such behavior in an office or similar workplace setting, you likely know you can enlist the help of a Pasadena employment law attorney to address the issue if HR fails to offer the help you deserve.
However, you might not know what your options are if you experience such treatment as someone who works from home or works remotely.
Don’t assume that working from home changes your legal rights. In the age of remote work, the definition of what constitutes a workplace has changed. Laws regarding workplaces in California have not changed, except to make necessary adaptations.
For example, in the past, when working in an office was more common, you might have overheard your coworkers making sexual comments in the break room. Now, if you work from home, you might observe them making such comments in a chat.
You still have grounds to file a complaint and take legal action if the situation isn’t remedied in these circumstances. Although yours may not be a conventional office, the law still applies. Review your case with a Pasadena employ lawyer for more information.
Employment law is complex and nuanced. If you lack the proper training and experience, you may struggle to win a case against a current or former employer.
Your odds of success are likely to increase significantly if you enlist the help of a qualified legal professional before filing a lawsuit or claim. Although the specific way in which we handle your case will depend on the nature of the law you suspect has been broken, general benefits of seeking representation from an experienced Pasadena employment lawyer include:
Proper accounting for your losses: “Winning” an employment law case in Pasadena comes in many forms. You can technically win a case while still recovering less compensation than you deserve based on the extent of your losses and damages. Although no ethical employment law attorney can promise a specific outcome when they take on your case, if you’re represented by a Pasadena employment lawyer with a track record of serving their clients effectively, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your lawyer is properly accounting for your losses when pursuing justice.
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:
We serve the Los Angeles area and have offices in both downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena.