Los Angeles Daily News Reports on McNicholas & McNicholas’ Lawsuit Against the City of Los Angles and the LAPD
As published by the Los Angeles Daily News, two officers at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys division have filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and the LAPD alleging disability discrimination and retaliation.
The article highlights a similar case in which Partner Matthew McNicholas obtained a $2.1 million verdict against the City of Los Angeles and the LAPD on behalf of former LAPD detective Maria Elena Montoya, who was retaliated against after taking a medically ordered and approved disability leave. She alleged that upon returning to work, her supervisors subjected her to adverse employment actions, including stripping her of her Peace Officers powers, transferring her out of a coveted detective assignment, suspending her, and more. As a direct result of these actions, she not only suffered humiliation, anxiety and emotional distress, but irreparable damage was done to her career.