2015 - Shegerian Law
  • 5 Things You Should Know About LGBT Anti-Discrimination Ordinances

    December 28, 2015

    One lawsuit and a ballot blowout later, a city ordinance meant to prevent employment discrimination against LGBT residents of Houston, TX has been defeated. The vote, and the events leading up to it, represent a handful of similar LGBT anti-discrimination ordinances that fail to withstand conservative political pressure, but a growing number of local LGBT […]

  • Fired for Being Fat? 5 Ways Obesity Can Lead to Illegal Employment Discrimination

    December 21, 2015

    Back in 2010, when the EEOC launched its first obesity discrimination lawsuit, America was already deep in the throes of an obesity epidemic that still continues to this day. More than one third of Americans are obese, and for some, morbidly obese. The amount of bias and stigma associated with the obesity epidemic has tracked […]

  • Employment MVP: Shegerian & Associates’ Carney Shegerian

    December 11, 2015

    Carney Shegerian was recently named an “Employment MVP” by Law360 in an article highlighting his success over the past 25 years. The article names Shegerian to a spot on the “Law360 list of Employment MVPs for 2015”. “I feel big for my clients and relate to their pain in a visceral kind of way,” he […]

  • 7 Things You Should Know Now About Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents

    November 16, 2015

    While most may be familiar with the basic concepts involved in a slip, trip and fall accident, many may not be familiar with the legal aspects. The legal basis for these types of personal injury cases have a solid foundation in negligence statutes in state law and are worth investigating for a deeper understanding of […]

  • Attorney Carney Shegerian Comments on Recent Disability Discrimination Suit Against Starbucks

    November 11, 2015

    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2015 — Attorney Carney Shegerian, founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, released comments on coffee giant Starbucks’ alleged disability discrimination based on a lawsuit filed by a deaf Arizona woman and former barista for the company. The suit alleges Starbucks repeatedly refused the worker’s request for […]

  • 5 Steps to Understanding Your Medical Malpractice Case

    November 9, 2015

    Any lawsuit can become considerably complicated without the patient guidance of an experienced attorney. Medical malpractice cases, in particular, can be difficult to grasp for even the most educated plaintiffs. That’s why the best way to approach your medical malpractice case is to get a basic understanding of both the essentials and the common caveats […]

  • T.J. Simers Speaks After Winning Lawsuit Against Los Angeles Times

    November 9, 2015

    T.J Simers, represented by Shegerian & Assoicates, was awarded a $7.1 million jury verdict against the Los Angeles Times for wrongful termination.  View his exclusive interview with ABC7 Los Angeles below.

  • Jury awards $7.13 million to ex-L.A. Times sports columnist T.J. Simers

    November 5, 2015

    A jury awarded $7.13 million on Wednesday to former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers, who contended the newspaper discriminated against him and forced him out of his $234,000-a-year job after he suffered a mini-stroke in March 2013. The verdict capped a six-week trial that included testimony from Simers, his former bosses at The […]

  • My Employer Doesn’t Carry Worker’s Comp Insurance. What Are My Options?

    November 2, 2015

    Chances are you may be living in a state that doesn’t require employers to carry worker’s compensation insurance, and you may not know until it’s too late. There is no federal law that regulates or requires worker’s compensation insurance, so the states are left to decide for themselves whether to require it. This means, depending […]