The Nation's Most Successful Employment Law Firm
Record Breaking Verdicts and Settlements
$155.4 Million Employment Verdict
In December 2021, Carney R. Shegerian and Shegerian & Associates obtained a record-breaking $155,400,000 verdict after just 30 minutes of deliberation by the jury on behalf of our client Andrew Rudnicki. This verdict is among the largest of its kind in Los Angeles and California history. After 37 years of devoted and decorated service, Andrew Rudnicki was inexplicably fired within months of his anticipated testimony in a FEHA case (Coates v. Farmers). The Jury agreed and awarded $5.4M in compensatory damages and a staggering punitive damages award of $150M against Farmers Insurance Exchange and Farmers Group Inc.
$31.1 Million Verdict in Age Discrimination Case
$26.1 Million Verdict in Age Discrimination Case
$21.7 Million Verdict in Disability Discrimination Case
$16.6 Million Verdict in Wrongful Termination Case
$13 Million Verdict in Gender Discrimination Case
$10 Million Settlement in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case
$9.1 Million Verdict in Whistleblower Case
$8.8 Million Verdict in Disability Discrimination Case
$8.5 Million Verdict in Disability Discrimination Case
$8.4 Million Verdict in Disability Discrimination Case
October 7, 2023
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California has several employment rules that differentiate it from other states.
Wrongful termination in Los Angeles
The average wrongful termination settlement in California is around $40,000.
Lawyers calculate settlements based on many possible factors, including lost wages and benefits, out-of-pocket expenses, emotional distress from a hostile work environment, and the wage disparity between the lost position and a new position.
The statute of limitations for wrongful termination in California depends on the type of claim you are making.
You do not need to file for wrongful termination immediately after getting fired. You generally have two years under the California Code of Civil Procedure. However, cases invoking other laws or codes may have different statutes of limitations ranging from six months to three years.
Workplace discrimination in California
In 2020, the California Civil Rights Department (then called the Department of Fair Employment and Housing) received over 18,000 reports of employee discrimination.
These filings include 27 different types of complaints, all of which are protected under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Workers in California generally enjoy more protection from discrimination than in other states.
Disability discrimination is the most reported type in California, making up 15% of reports in 2020.
Gender discrimination is second, making up over 10% of the claims. Other common reports are racial discrimination and age discrimination.
Retaliation in the Workplace
24% of all employment complaints to the California Civil Rights Department were about retaliation due to resisting discrimination or requesting reasonable accommodations.
California law protects you from retaliation for protected actions, including observing religious practices, requesting accommodations for your disability or health condition, and whistle-blowing, or reporting other types of harassment.
A complaint with the Labor Commissioner’s Office must be filed within one year of the adverse action, barring some exceptions.
Exceptions include retaliation against minors, which has a 90-day limit. Since the time limit is so fast, it’s best to hire an employment lawyer to prepare your case as soon as possible.
Founded in 2001 by Carney R. Shegerian, Shegerian & Associates has offices throughout the United States that successfully defends our rights against large corporations through upholding employment law.
Billions Recovered for Our Clients
Our founder, Carney Shegerian is considered one of the country's top trial attorneys and is nationally recognized for achieving some of the largest verdicts and settlements in history. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the highly distinguished CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year award.
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Shegerian & Associates delivers strong and positive results for our clients.
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We'll fight to stand up for your rights and hold companies accountable.
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You need the best team of employment labor attorneys on your side
At Shegerian & Associates, we have a highly experienced and compassionate team of employment law attorneys and support staff.
Shegerian & Associates, employment law attorneys, delivers strong and positive results for our clients.
Our track record speaks for itself: We deliver strong and positive results and have received favorable judgments in over 98% of our cases, including many multi-million dollar employment law verdicts.
We work on a contingency basis, so we will not charge you a penny unless we take your case and win a settlement or a verdict. This is designed so that legal representation is affordable for everyone.
Frequently Asked Questions
An employment law attorney is an expert in local and federal employment laws. They help their clients with disputes between their employers to ensure that everyone follows applicable regulations, and, in the event of a breach, their client receives just compensation.
This legal area covers the employer-employee relationship. This relationship contains rights, obligations, and responsibilities that both parties must follow, such as wage and overtime, discrimination, workplace safety, wrongful termination, and worker rights like rest and meal breaks.
Some claimants settle their disputes with communication and negotiation, in which case they don’t need an attorney. However, if you can’t reach an accord, it may be necessary to hire an employment lawyer or get assigned one from an organization like the California Civil Rights Department.
An employee in California cannot be discriminated against or retaliated against based on the following categories, according to the FEHA:
- Race (including traits associated with specific races, like hair or body structure)
- Genetic information
- Sex and gender (including pregnancy)
- Gender identity and expression
- Sexual orientation
- Marital status
- Reproductive health decisions (such as abortions or birth control)
- Medical condition (genetic characteristics, long-term illnesses)
- Disability (mental and physical)
- Age (for those over 40)
- Request for medical or family care leave
- Request for Pregnancy Disability leave
- Resisting, reporting, or helping another person report discrimination
- Criminal background (under the Fair Chance Act)
Employers need to have a legal, non-discriminatory reason to fire an employee. If an employer fires an employee because of discrimination, unwillingness to break the law, performance of a legal obligation, the practice of a legal right, or reporting of an employer’s crimes, that would be considered wrongful termination.
Employment lawyers in California can charge anywhere from $90 to $450 per hour on average. However, they can differ in when they begin to start counting hours. Shegerian & Associates offers free legal evaluation and only charges you if you win your case.
The tricky thing with employment law is that you don’t have as many resources as your employer, so finding a lawyer willing to take your case against the stacked odds is crucial. To find the right attorney, you should look for people with a history of representing workers, honest and positive testimonials, and a client-centric attitude.
Here's what people say about Shegerian & Associates, employment lawyers
Jeff Storm V. Rite Aid. Wrongful Termination
Kandi Dudley V. Hathaway Sycamore. Wrongful Termination
Nimet Behar V. Union Bank. Age Discrimination
Robert Leggins V. Rite Aid. Disability Discrimination
Maria Martinez V. Rite Aid. Wrongful Termination
We help everyone
No matter your age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family status or income, everyone is entitled to be treated fairly and equally at work.
No one deserves to be discriminated against, harassed, threatened, or retaliated against.
There is no employer too big, nor position too small, for us to represent you. We have successfully fought some of the world's largest corporations, securing over $1 BILLION in results for our clients.
This is why our founder Carney Shegerian has made it his life mission to seek justice for those who have been wronged in the work place.
Our Employment Law Practices
Whether you have been unfairly laid off, discriminated against, harasssed or wronged in the workplace. Our list of labor law attorneys can help you.
- Disability Discrimination
- Gender Discrimination
- Hostile Workplace
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- Racial Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Tip Pooling
- Whistle Blowing
- Wrongful Termination
- Birth Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Medical Errors
- Medication Errors
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Nursing Home Deaths
- Product Liability
- Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Sexual Abuse
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Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Our Los Angeles location is on San Vicente Boulevard and here you will be met with hard-working, eager attorneys who are prepared to serve you with your potential case.