ABC7, FOX11, NBC, CBS LA, LA Times and Others Report on Retaliation Lawsuit Against LA County Sherriff’s Department; Lieutenant Tried to Warn Public About Malibu State Park Killer

As reported by ABC7, FOX11, NBC, CBS LA and LA Times, Partner Matthew McNicholas filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department (LACSP) on behalf of James Royal, a Detective Lieutenant at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station who was retaliated against because he wanted the Department to warn the public about multiple shootings [Read More]

Firm Included Again in National Law Journal’s 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers List For Exemplary Plaintiffs Work

McNicholas & McNicholas was selected to National Law Journal’s 2019 Elite Trial Lawyers list for their repeated successes in consumer protection, discrimination, employment rights and product liability cases. Each year, the National Law Journal recognizes U.S.-based law firms that have performed exemplary and cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs and possess a solid track record [Read More]

Lieutenant Who Tried To Warn Public About Malibu Creek State Park Killer Files Retaliation Lawsuit Against LA Sheriff’s Department

– Complaint alleges Detective Lieutenant James Royal was retaliated against for attempting to warn the public about seven shootings in the park prior to the murder of Tristan Beaudette – LOS ANGELES (June 7, 2019) – Los Angeles-based trial firm McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on behalf [Read More]

Understanding Disability Discrimination Law in California

If you suffer from a disability, both state and federal laws protect your ability to work so long as you can perform the essential duties of your job with reasonable accommodation. If you find yourself struggling at work, you should consider whether your challenges are resulting from not being accommodated properly. Disability Protections Are Much [Read More]

Corruption and Discrimination in Law Enforcement: How Officers Can Speak Up

In addition to working on stressful cases, police officers frequently deal with internal conflicts on the job, and the hazards of this hostile work environment are often hidden. Reporting misconduct or corruption in a workplace is difficult enough, and law enforcement officers and staff encounter an additional set of barriers that make it even more [Read More]

Courtney McNicholas Named Among Daily Journal’s 2019 Top Women Lawyers

Daily Journal named Senior Lawyer Courtney McNicholas to its 2019 list of Top Women Lawyers in California, for her work on behalf of law enforcement and firefighters in harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases. As mentioned in her Daily Journal profile, Courtney recently helped secure a $2.5 million settlement on behalf of four officers from the [Read More]

You’re Not Alone: Speaking Up for Harassed Firefighters

The culture within fire stations often subjects employees to harassment and discrimination, and gives harassed employees no comfort in coming forward to report their abuse. If you have suffered harassment on the job as a firefighter, you are not alone. Resources are available to help you. Checking Every High-Risk Box The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity [Read More]

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