Los Angeles Daily News Reports on McNicholas & McNicholas LLP’s Discrimination Lawsuit Against Riverside Fire Department

Partner Matthew McNicholas and Senior Lawyer Doug Winter filed a lawsuit on behalf of a former Riverside Fire Department (RFD) firefighter who was allegedly fired in retaliation for requesting reasonable accommodations for an on-duty injury he suffered in 2017. The lawsuit alleges…

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Whittier Daily News Reports on $3 Million Settlement in Illegal Ticket Quota Retaliation Case

As reported by Whittier Daily News Report, McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP secured a $3 million settlement on behalf of six Whittier police officers who were allegedly retaliated against for refusing to participate in an illegal quota. Through the City of Whittier’s official…

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The Daily Breeze and Beach Reporter Report on McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP’s El Segundo Police Department Retaliation Lawsuit

As reported by The Daily Breeze and The Beach Reporter, McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of Scott O’Connor, a tenured El Segundo police officer who claims he was retaliated against after he spoke-out against important police related budget…

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AB5 Was Supposed to Bring Changes – Just Not the Ones It Has

When Assembly Bill 5 (“AB5”) was signed by Governor Newsom in September 2019, labor and workers’ rights activists cheered. The new law would ensure protections for workers who passed the “ABC” test by forcing employers to classify those workers as employees rather…

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What To Do When the Car Accident Wasn’t Your Fault

When you’re involved in a car accident, your mind immediately jumps to who was at fault. When the at-fault driver isn’t you, how do you proceed? Under California Vehicle Code Section 16029, every driver must be able to show proof of financial…

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Philip Morris Won’t Die, But Its Customers Will

For years, the tobacco industry marketed their products under loose regulations. As a result of a 1999 lawsuit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), cigarette and tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris landed itself in trouble with the United States Department…

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I Think My Employer Is Discriminating Against Me. What Do I Do?

If an employer or co-worker makes your life miserable because he or she views you as “different” and acts on this attitude in a negative manner, and this behavior is consistent and systemic, you can file a lawsuit for employment discrimination. An…

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Help Is Here for Renters Threatened by Rent Increases

A new law, AB-1482, was passed on October 8, 2019, limiting the amount that landlords can increase rent under each renewal term.  No one should be forced to endure living in a filthy or dangerous home without basic services, much less pay…

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What to Expect from the Passing of Governor Newsom’s Wildfire Utility Bill Law

In the wake of the ongoing lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) as a result of the 2018 Paradise/Camp fire, California Governor Gavin Newsom has enacted a utility bill law that could benefit victims of wildfires and alleviate financial burdens for…

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New Anti-Harassment Training Requirements in California

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, California passed a sweeping amendment to its workplace safety and anti-harassment standards. These new standards are codified under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) with the enactment of SB 1343. Key changes to California’s…

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