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Oshea Orchid

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Public Employees Legal, LLP
3415 S Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 660
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: 310-649-5300
Fax: 310-649-4045
Email: Oshea Orchid
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2014
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employee Benefits
Attorney Profile

Oshea Orchid regularly represents employees and their unions in collective bargaining, before administrative agencies, and in litigation. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tulane University, Ms. Orchid, worked for an international labor union representing Los Angeles County employees.  While working as a union representative Ms. Orchid attended Whittier Law School in the evenings.  During law school Ms. Orchid also worked as an extern for the National Labor Relations Board Region 21 in Los Angeles and various disability rights clinics.  In 2014, Ms. Orchid was admitted to the California Bar and opened her own practice.  Since then she has represented city, county, state and federal employees in pre-disciplinary hearings, arbitrations, mediations, labor negotiations, administrative hearings, and litigation in both state and federal court.

Ms. Orchid is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Cowboy Lawyers Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California.  She currently serves as a chair for the California Employment Lawyers Association Public Employee Committee.

About Oshea Orchid

First Admitted: 2014, California

Professional Webpage: https://publicemployees.legal/about/

Educational Background

  • Bachelors degree in Political Science from Tulane University, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Ms. Orchid is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Cowboy Lawyers Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California. , 2020

Verdicts/Settlements

  • City employee terminated after allegations of misconduct.  Termination overturned through arbitration., 2020
  • Long term employee terminated by public agency after being accused of misconduct.  Following 3 days of arbitration employee was returned to work and employer was ordered to pay more than $100,000 in back pay and benefits., 2016
  • Long term peace officer employee demoted and forced into retirement by public agency after reporting discrimination, harassment, and unlawful activities.  Confidential settlement reached with payment to Plaintiff of $900,000., 2019
  • Briley vs. the City of West Covina Jason Briley was the deputy fire marshal for the City of West Covina where he worked for over eight years. In 2011, Briley began reporting to the Fire Department and City Management his belief that the City was in violation of California Fire Code Section 901.6, and Penal Code Section 386 because of its failure to maintain fire protection systems in the City’s facilities, including the Senior Center, City Jail, City Hall and the Community Center.  Briley also refused to approve plans and permits which were in violation of California State Fire Code.   Following Briley’s reporting and refusal to approve permits he was subjected to retaliation by City management including, the denial of overtime, the reassignment of his office, the reassignment of his emergency response vehicle, the denial of pay increases, a negative performance evaluation, and the denial of his promotion to Fire Marshal.  In June 2014, Briley reported the retaliation to the HR director, who initiated an independent investigation into the Fire Chief and the City Manager. Once they learned of the investigation, they initiated an investigation into Briley. The HR director resigned before the investigations were concluded. Briley was terminated in September 2015, as a result of the investigation. Briley filed a complaint with a single cause of action for whistleblower retaliation in violation of 1102.5 in August 2016. After two weeks of trial in October 2018, the jury found unanimously on liability and economic damages in the amount of $503,000.  The jury, with a 10/2 split, awarded $2,000,000 in past non-economic damages and $1,500,000 in future non-economic damages.     , 2018

Representative Clients

  • Long term employee was put on administrative leave, forced to undergo a fitness for duty evaluation, and ultimately terminated by a public agency after reporting possible fraud and being perceived as having a disability.  Through a mediation the Plaintiff obtained a $600,000 settlement., 2020

Industry Groups

  • Public Sector
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Office Location for Oshea Orchid

3415 S Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 660
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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