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Los Angeles Employment Lawyer

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Mozaffari Law is an employment law firm representing employees in all areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, whistleblower retaliation, discrimination, retaliation and harassment. We are based in Santa Monica, California, and represent clients throughout Southern California and across the state.

The Relentless Pursuit of Justice

Since its founding in 2012, Mozaffari Law has been committed to protecting the rights of employees through skilled, aggressive litigation of workplace claims. The firm’s principal attorney, Afshin Mozaffari, is a tenacious and aggressive litigator who has been recognized as a distinguished Los Angeles employment lawyer. The firm has successfully litigated a variety of difficult cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower retaliation and wage and hour violations, consistently achieving the best results possible for its clients. Throughout the years, the firm has served numerous individuals and employees in need of an employment law attorney in Los Angeles and throughout California, and has always done so with vigor and commitment. Past clients cover the full spectrum of employees in the American workplace, from highly compensated executives and professionals to mid-level managers to hourly wage earners. Since its inception, Mozaffari Law has boldly pursued cases against the largest employers in the nation, defended by the most powerful law firms, and has proved time and time again that justice will prevail when pursued with passion, skill and determination.

Working for Justice

Mozaffari Law has successfully litigated cases against publicly-held, national and multinational corporations (including those in the banking, finance, aerospace, retail, defense and manufacturing industries), on behalf of employees, whether ground-level workers or managerial employees and executives, in cases involving wrongful termination, whistleblower retaliation, discrimination, harassment and failure to accommodate disabilities.

Unwavering Commitment to Our Clients

At Mozaffari Law, we recognize that we often meet our clients during the most stressful times of their lives. We are committed to involving you in the process of prosecuting your case, keeping you informed of important developments and responding quickly to your questions and concerns. Clients are treated with dignity and respect, as demonstrated by the Firm’s testimonials, and no decision in a case is made without a careful analysis and the best interest of our clients in mind. Notably, this strong client focus and commitment to absolute quality dictate that we handle a limited number of cases at any given time.

It is because of our commitment to our clients and expertise in employment law that we regularly receive referrals from other attorneys who are looking for a Los Angeles employment lawyer for their clients, family members and their loved ones.

Given that most of our clients are experiencing significant financial difficulty as the result of their livelihood being threatened or eliminated, most cases are accepted primarily on contingency basis. In keeping with that commitment, your initial case evaluation may be free. Please review the FAQ section or contact the Firm to learn more about the options available to you.

Wrongful Termination

Employees are told time and time again that their employment is “at-will,” meaning that they can be fired at any time, for any reason. Importantly, however, the “at-will” rule permits an employer to terminate an employee’s employment only when that termination is not for an illegal reason, such as discrimination or retaliation. Although it is not uncommon for employers to point to pre-textual or alternative “justifications” for terminating an employee, a skilled wrongful termination attorney can often discover the true illegal motive for the employee’s termination. Mozaffari Law’s extensive experience in developing wrongful termination cases and uncovering evidence to expose employers’ true motives has been instrumental in achieving justice for our clients time and time again. In this complex area, careful litigation planning and thorough discovery has been key to our success.

If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated or that you might be subject to wrongful termination in the near future, it is imperative that you consult with a wrongful termination attorney as soon possible. Based in Santa Monica, our wrongful termination attorney can guide you through your workplace situation, and if necessary, represent you in your wrongful termination case to achieve the best result possible. If you believe you may need a wrongful termination attorney in Santa Monica or Los Angeles, contact us for a confidential consultation.

Retaliation / Whistleblower Retaliation

California law provides protection to employees who exercise their rights in the workplace. Such actions include, but are certainly not limited to, taking a medical leave of absence or complaining about and reporting conduct by the employer that the employee reasonably believes to be unlawful, such as unlawful business practices, discrimination and harassment. While retaliation claims cover many actions taken by employers in the workplace, employees who report and/or protest conditions or practices by the employer which the employees reasonably believe to be unlawful and/or unsafe may be entitled to certain special protections. When an employee is fired, demoted, or otherwise disciplined for reporting health and safety violations or other illegal activities in the workplace, they may have a whistleblower retaliation claim.


California law provides broad protections for employees facing discrimination on the basis of their race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability/medical condition, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. Since discrimination can take many forms, these laws apply to many stages of the employment process, including decisions regarding hiring, promotion, compensation and termination. Mozaffari Law’s broad experience in identifying and prosecuting unlawful discrimination in the workplace has led to significant success for our clients.

Sexual Harassment / Other Types of Harassment

Sexual harassment is illegal in California. The law protects employees from actions including, but not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature. However, sexual harassment is not always so obvious to prove, and it frequently takes the work of a skilled advocate to bring such conduct to light. Moreover, although sexual harassment often involves a heterosexual employee/supervisor making unwelcome sexual advances toward a heterosexual employee of the opposite gender, Mozaffari Law has developed specific experience handling same-sex sexual harassment and sexual harassment against LGBT employees.

Since sexual harassment is perhaps the most well-known form of harassment in the workplace, other forms of harassment in the workplace are often ignored. Many employees are not aware that California law protects them against many other forms of harassment, or are not familiar with the broad reach of the state’s anti-harassment laws. California employees are protected against offensive and unwelcome conduct based on their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, age, physical or mental disability/medical condition, etc. When this treatment interferes with an employee’s work or creates a hostile working environment, it may be actionable. Indeed, we have handled numerous significant cases involving harassment based on, among other things, age, disability, race and national origin.

Wage & Hour

One of the most complex areas of California employment law involves wage and hour laws – claims based unfair and illegal wage and hour practices such as unpaid overtime, unpaid hours of work, missed rest and meal breaks and other violations. While some employees are properly classified as “exempt” from these wage and hour laws, many are not, and an advocate with this specialized experience can assist you in evaluating and calculating what you may be owed. We represent employees in a wide range of Wage & Hour cases involving misclassification, unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, missed meal and rest breaks and other wage and hour violations.

If you are looking for an employment law attorney in Los Angeles, please contact us 323.696.0702 or for a confidential consultation.


Meet Afshin Mozaffari

Afshin was included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the area of Employment Law in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Meet Afshin Mozaffari

Afshin has been selected as a Super Lawyer by the Super Lawyers publication every year since 2020.
Afshin received the prestigious "AV" Rating from Martindale Hubbell in 2023.
In 2018, Afshin was admitted as a lifetime member of the the Million Dollar Advocates Forum - one of the most prestigious groups of lawyers whose membership is limited only to attorneys who have won million or multi-million dollar verdicts, awards or settlements.
In 2015 through 2020, he was named one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under the age of 40 in Employment Law by the National Advocates.
Every year from 2014 through 2019, he was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Successfully represented employees from high-level executives and professionals, mid-level managers, to entry-level and hourly wage earners.

Client Testimonials

I've had a long executive career and dealt with many many attorneys. I've seen everything from highly competent lawyers with no moral compass to ethical practitioners that fear complexity. So I think it fair to say I can recognize a great attorney when I see it...


I recently employed Mozaffari Law to handle a wrong termination case against my former employer, which is a Fortune 50 corporation. My lawyer, Afshin Mozaffari, executed his duties splendidly. From inception, he carefully explained the impending...


His approach made me feel really comfortable, and I felt like he genuinely wanted to help me.” I would recommend Mr. Mozaffari because he really listens to his clients and achieves favorable results. I felt he gathered a lot of information about my case by listening and then by...


I strongly recommend Mr. Mozaffari if you have a case against your employer.” You will not regret selecting Mr. Mozaffari as your attorney. He is very knowledgeable, patient and detail-oriented, which I think are the most important traits of a caring lawyer. I was referred to him...


After years of hard-fought litigation, Afshin was able to secure a great result for my case." I worked at a large corporation with many instances of sex/gender discrimination and unequal pay to women. After voicing these concerns, I was retaliated against and terminated. Afshin...


Afshin Mozaffari is an amazing attorney! My initial search for a lawyer to represent me was extremely disappointing. Many did not want to take the time to hear my “story,” lacked compassion and were primarily interested only in what the monetary outcome could possibly be...



What is Discrimination?
Discrimination occurs when you are treated differently for some unlawful reason – because of your race, your gender, your sexual orientation, or for...
What is Harassment?
Harassment can occur in the workplace in two primary forms. Quid pro quo harassment occurs when, for example, you are offered something of value in...
What is Retaliation/Whistleblowing?
Retaliation or “whistleblowing” occurs when you report or protest illegal conduct in your workplace and are treated adversely as a result. For...

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