Los Angeles Labor and Employment Law Firm

California attorney handles public sector labor and employment law  cases.

Public sector employees deserve to be treated fairly and impartially.  No one has the right to harass you at your government  job or deny you access to the wages and benefits that you have have earned. Located in Los Angeles, the Law Offices of Victor Manrique is here to provide guidance to employees and to protect them from abusive colleagues and management. I am experienced and to help enforce the rights of individuals in public employment and for labor unions in both the public and private sectors. With decades of experience, I have earned an excellent reputation  in administrative trials,  negotiations with employers, mediation, and arbitration cases.  Representation for discharged and disciplined employees, those seeking promotion and asserting harassment or discrimination in employment.   

Representation for bias, wrongful termination and union matters

Serving Southern Californians for  decades, my firm understands that employees are often hesitant to take on their employers, particularly when that employer is a large  government entity. No matter what challenges you face, I will help you deal with the stress of the situation while pursuing the justice you deserve. No lawyer wins every case and no lawyer can guarantee you a win, but I will effectively analyze your case and give you truthful advice so you can make intelligent career decisions.  I strive to give honest advice and energetic advocacy.   

My firm handles all kinds of labor and employment law issues such as the following: 

Discharge and Discipline 

Promotion Policies

Labor contract interpretation 

Medical Restriction Accommodation

Human resource policies

Employee privacy rights 

Employee manuals

Labor relations environment 

Labor arbitration 

Unfair labor practices

Occupational safety hazards

Healthcare benefits

Workers’ compensation laws

Equality-based laws

Civil Service or Merit Rules of Public Agencies

Trying to analyze an employment  situation on your own could lead to negative consequences. From start to finish, I will make sure that you understand the relevant law so that you can make informed decisions on how to proceed.  

Statute of limitations for employment claims in California

How long you have to file an employment law claim depends on the type of relief that yo are seeking.  

Civil service or personnel commission appeals time limits have 5-day, 10-day, 15-day, and 30-day limits depending on the jurisdiction involved. 

Union grievances also vary from 5-day, 10-day, 15-day or 30-day time limits depending on the jurisdiction.   

In court cases,  most employees have two years from the date of their firing to initiate a wrongful termination action under state laws. There is four-year statute of limitations for breach of contract lawsuits.   It is  advisable to consult with an experienced employment lawyer as soon as possible when you believe you have been mistreated. I can give you the relevant deadline and get to work immediately on collecting the necessary information before potential evidence and witnesses become hard to find.

What damages can you receive for an employment case?

After analyzing the circumstances in your case, I can advise you on the specific remedies that could be available. Remedies available through the administrative process include: 

  • Reinstatement to your former position with back pay and back benefits. 
  • Temporary or permanent accommodation such as a changed assignment for medical restrictions depending on whether you can do essential job functions without an undue burden on the employer. 
  • Correction of your official personnel file useful for future promotion and preferred assignments. 
  • Reassignment away from problematic co-workers  or supervisors. 
  • Promotion with differential backpay and back benefits. 

Remedies for lawsuits include: 

  • Compensatory damages for income and benefits. 
  • Reinstatement order. 
  • Costs of court litigation are usually granted to the prevailing party. 
  • Attorney fees are not automatically granted but possible depending on the case. 
  • Punitive damages are not available against California public employers. 

Contact an accomplished California labor and employment attorney 

The Law Offices of Victor Manrique in Los Angeles offers advice and advocacy to residents of Southern California. To make an appointment for a meeting, please call 213-487-4733 or contact me online

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  • Los Angeles Office

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    3278 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 1002
    Los Angeles, California 90010

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    213-487-4733

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    5.0/5.0

    I was referred to Victor by a colleague from work. He was compassionate but realistic, determined to win my case but honest at the same time. He was realistic and always told me the truth whether it be positive or negative. He was profes...
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    5.0/5.0

    Victor was very determined in ensuring we were prepared for the appeal with Los Angeles County. He guided me on how to organize my evidence and facilitated the grievance process. Without his knowledge of the grievance process and ability to...
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    — Client

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    This message is from my mother, Holly Robertson, who does not know how to use yelp: "I called for a consultation and he not only spent an hour of his time but was very helpful in his recommendations. Moreover, if I were to need legal he...
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    5.0/5.0

    Speaking to this attorney was amazing because he was very easy to talk to, and didn"t cut me off when I was talking. He spoke to me for about an hour, and gave me some advice that could help me with my issue. He was very knowledgeable regar...
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    5.0/5.0

    Victor was immediately responsive to my employee claim with LA County. He presented a wide range of possible actions I could take to remedy my situation. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that works in government, especially within...
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    — Client