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In a sexual harassment case against plaintiff’s employer, Patrick McNicholas, along with co-counsel Eric A. Panitz of DesJardins & Panitz LLP, obtained a $1.7 million verdict on behalf of their client. Mr. McNicholas and Mr. Panitz argued that the plaintiff was subjected to offensive sexual comments and inquiries, as well as other types of sexual misconduct during her employment. Consequently, she became affected by depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Court awarded $1.7 million to the plaintiff for damages, including unpaid overtime, failure to provide rest breaks, waiting time penalties and prejudgment interest.
Represented woman who was sexually harassed by real estate developer
Female motorist was forced to have sexual intercourse with a uniformed peace officer who threatened legal recourse against her if refused
Represented 16-year-old special needs student against LAUSD for being sexually assaulted in a school bathroom by another special needs student
Verdict in favor of female Los Angeles Police Department officer who was subjected to sexual harassment, causing pre-term labor that led to the loss of her child at 23 weeks
Verdict on behalf of teenage boy sexually abused by teacher
Represented eight children and families of sexual abuse scandal