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  • Carney Shegerian Addresses Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

    April 4, 2010

    Carney R. Shegerian, an employee rights attorney and founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm representing employees, advises employees of their legal rights in the workplace against religious discrimination and time off in observance of religious holidays. Shegerian states, “Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers are prohibited by law […]

  • Carney Shegerian Addresses Employees’ Concerns of Whether to Sign or Not to Sign Separation Severance Agreements

    March 30, 2010

    Carney R. Shegerian, an employee rights attorney and founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm representing employees, advises former employees of the costs and benefits of signing a severance agreement. A severance agreement, also known as a separation agreement, specifies the terms of one’s termination and often times when signed waives […]

  • Shegerian & Associates Helps Operations Manager Win Disability Discrimination Case Against Alleged Non-Profit Corporation, Social Vocational Services, Inc.

    March 23, 2010

    Carney R. Shegerian, an employee rights attorney and founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm representing employees, disclosed a jury verdict from last week of $531,000 in favor of his client, Mrs. Betty Jones. Mrs. Jones, a former employee at Social Vocational Services, (an alleged non-profit organization that is supposed to […]

  • Police sue, city responds

    March 11, 2010

    A group of American Armenian police officers with the Glendale Police Department –Vahak Mardikian, Tigran Topadzhikyan, Robert Parseghian, John Balian and Benny Simonzad – in January filed a discrimination suit against the GPD and about 30 individual employees of the department. While the trial is pending, their lawyer Carney Shegerian and city officials reflected on […]

  • Undocumented Workers Reluctant to Report Violations

    March 8, 2010

    The UCLA report said that equal status for immigrants should be established to ensure that they have the full protection and remedies of the law. “Although in theory unauthorized workers are already covered by most employment and labor laws, in practice their lack of legal status, their fear of deportation, and the willingness of employers […]

  • Shegerian & Associates Files Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit on Behalf of Former Miss USA Brandi Sherwood Against CBS’s Game Show The Price Is Right

    March 2, 2010

    Carney R. Shegerian, an employee rights attorney and founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm representing employees, disclosed the initiation of a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Brandi Sherwood against the television game show The Price Is Right alleging discriminatory, harassing and retaliatory conduct based on her pregnancy, sex and […]

  • Carney Shegerian Releases Statement Informing Employees of Their Rights under the “WARN” Act

    February 23, 2010

    Carney R. Shegerian, an employee rights attorney and founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm representing employees, has issued the following statement informing employees of their rights under the “WARN” Act. On February 19, 2010 the Los Angeles Times reported that in an effort to help address the city’s budget crisis […]

  • Carney Shegerian Addresses Employee’s Military Leave Rights, Including the Right to Re-Employment

    February 16, 2010

    Carney R. Shegerian, an employee rights attorney and founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm representing employees, has issued the following statement on military leave and re-employment rights. Those who serve in the military are often regularly employed employees who get called away from their jobs for military service. During this […]

  • Carney Shegerian Addresses Safety in the Workplace

    February 9, 2010

    Carney R. Shegerian, an employee rights attorney and founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm representing employees, has issued the following statement on workplace safety. On February 8, 2010 the Los Angeles Times reported five workers killed and many more injured when clearing a natural gas piping system in a Connecticut […]

  • Carney Shegerian Named by California Super Lawyers Magazine as One of the Top Attorneys in…

    February 4, 2010

    Carney R. Shegerian, founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based law firm specializing in employee rights, has been named by California Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in California for 2010. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. The selections for Super Lawyers are […]

  • Carney Shegerian, Shegerian & Associates, Issues Statement on Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Harassment

    February 2, 2010

    Carney R. Shegerian, an employee rights attorney and founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm representing employees, has issued the following comment surrounding proposition 8 and the potential effects in the workplace. Shegerian states, “So often people with the same sex sexual orientation feel afraid to reveal such orientation to employers […]

  • 5 Armenian officers sue Glendale Police Department, alleging racial discrimination

    January 26, 2010

    Five current and former Armenian officers have filed a joint lawsuit against the Glendale Police Department, alleging years of discrimination, derogatory comments and harassment because of their race. Officers John Balian and Robert Parseghian; Sgts. Vahak Mardikian and Tigran Topadzhikyan; and former Officer Benny Simonzad filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court last week, alleging […]