LAPD Whistleblowing

Amount: $500,000

McNicholas & McNicholas Partner and renowned Los Angeles plaintiff’s trial attorney Matthew McNicholas secured a $500,000 settlement on behalf of a Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant against the LAPD for discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Sergeant Wayne Guillary was subjected to retaliatory actions, including unfair disciplinary actions, after speaking out about racial issues and what he believed were unlawful practices. McNicholas argued that Guillary, a 34-year veteran of the LAPD was subjected to an effective demotion wherein all of supervisory duties and responsibilities were taken away from him despite being a Sergeant supervisor as the direct result of blowing the whistle. As Panel Counsel to the Los Angeles Police Protective League and the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, McNicholas has a long track record of success in advocating for those who have suffered discrimination or retaliation after becoming a whistleblower in both public agencies and private businesses.