McNicholas & McNicholas Secures $1.5 Million Settlement on Behalf of a 15-year LAPD Veteran and Former Marine
In an employment case against the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Partner Matthew McNicholas obtained a $1.5 million settlement on behalf of Jeffrey Shoemaker, a 15-year LAPD veteran and former marine.
While assigned as a firearms instructor, Mr. Shoemaker injured his knee at training division and required surgery. Approximately two months after undergoing surgery, he received a call from his Lieutenant demanding he return to work and threatening to transfer Mr. Shoemaker out of the Division. Despite the recommended six months of recovery from his doctor, Mr. Shoemaker returned to work and advised his supervisors of his work restrictions. However, in order to keep his job, Mr. Shoemaker was forced to work in a physically demanding position.
Over the course of several months, the LAPD refused to accommodate him, causing further damage to the knee requiring another surgery. McNicholas & McNicholas obtained a $1,500,000 settlement.