Case Results 

Filing a claim against an employer for unfair treatment can reward you with financial compensation, but more than that, it sends a message that workplace discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other malicious acts will not be overlooked. Scott R. Ames has helped numerous clients hold employers and coworkers accountable for mistreatment. The following are just a few examples of the results we have achieved in the past five years.

  • Breach of Employment Contract

    Prelitigation settlement on behalf of an individual who left a prior company to become CEO of new company, and the new company reneged on its agreement to employ the individual as its CEO.

    $2,700,000.00

  • Gender Discrimination / Retaliation

    Settlement during litigation for former President of marketing/advertising company.

    1,750,000.00

  • Sexual Harassment

    Pre-litigation settlement for short-term employee (less than one month on the job), earning $13 per hour, who was sexually assaulted by her supervisor.

    $1,750,000.00

  • Sexual Harassment

    Settlement during litigation for an employee earning approximately $50,000 per year who was sexually assaulted by his supervisor.

    $1,350,000 

  • Disability Discrimination

    Disability Discrimination - $40,000/year employee terminated after requesting accommodations.

    $1,000,000.00

  • Breach of Employment Contract

    Settlement near trial for employee who was denied commissions and other benefits of his contract.

    $1,000,000.00

  • Gender Discrimination / Retaliation

    Pre-litigation settlement for female executive who was denied partnership because of her gender and because she complained that her gender was the basis for the company’s decision.

    $1,000,000

  • Sex/Religious Harassment

    Prelitigation settlement on behalf of executive assistant.

    $850,000.00

  • Whistleblower

    Settlement after defeating summary judgment for the former Director of Building & Planning of the City of Maywood who was terminated after complaining about illegal activity.

    $750,000.00

  • Sexual Harassment

    Prelitigation settlement for a former client of a prominent law firm who was sexually harassed by one of the firm’s attorneys.

    $700,000 

  • Denial of Family Leave / Associational Discrimination

    Prelitigation settlement for a Dean and college professor who was terminated from her position as Dean after she requested family medical leave to care for a family member.

    $660,000 and a $20,000 annual increase in salary.

  • Gender Discrimination / Retaliation

    Settlement prior to commencement of arbiration for female producer who was terminated after questioning why her employer was not providing her with the same promotional opportunities as the men in her department.

    $660,000.00

  • Age Discrimination

    Settlement during litigation for long-term employee who the employer claimed was terminated as part of a reduction in force.

    $660,000.00

  • Age Discrimination

    Settlement during litigation for employee who was subject to ageist comments and terminated by the company’s CEO.

    $650,000.00

  • Denial of Severance Benefits

    Settlement during litigation for executive employee who was denied contractual severance benefits after being terminated from his employment.

    $590,000.00

  • Gender Discrimination

    Gender Discrimination and Violation of the California Family Medical Leave Act on behalf of employee who was terminated after having her second child.

    $550,000.00

  • Wrongful Termination/Whistleblower

    Settlement early in litigation for employee who was terminated after complaining that her supervisor was engaging in unlawful activities.

    $510,000.00

  • Whistleblower/Retaliation

    Settlement during litigation for executive who was terminated after requesting commissions pursuant to his commission agreement.

    $500,000.00

  • Disability Discrimination

    Settlement during litigation for a machinist who was terminated after suffering an injury on the job.

    $500,00.00 plus full reinstatement to prior position and retention of all seniority rights.

  • Medical Condition (Cancer) Discrimination

    Medical Condition (Cancer) Discrimination on behalf of employee terminated while undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

    $500,000

  • Gender Discrimination/Harassment

    Settlement during litigation for employee who was terminated after being sexually harassed and discriminated against by the company’s owner.

    $500,000.00

  • Wrongful Termination / Whistleblower

    Settlement mid-litigation for employee who complained the employer was defrauding its customers.

    $475,000

  • $246,600 Breach of Contract – Bench Decision

    We obtained a $223,076.90 judgment for our client after his employer breached and failed to pay him severance per his employment agreement. The court also awarded our client $246,600 in attorneys’ fees.

    $469,676.90

  • Gender Discrimination
    Pre-litigation settlement for female executive employee who was terminated without reason, and who was the only female executive level employee in the company.” The settlement result should read: “$475,000.00 plus new company automobile valued at $60,000.00
  • Wrongful Termination/Whistleblower

    Settlement midway through litigation for executive who was terminated after complaining about improper billing practices.

    $415,000.00

  • Age Discrimination

    Pre-litigation settlement for employee who was terminated shortly after her 65th birthday.

    $400,000.00

  • Disability Discrimination

    An Orange County jury rendered a verdict of $375,000.00 for our client who was terminated after suffering a temporary disability and requesting a part-time work schedule for a limited period of time to accommodate his disability. The jury also ruled that his employer (the Montage Hotel and Resort) was liable for punitive damages. The parties reached a confidential settlement before the jury heard evidence or ruled on the amount of punitive damages to award our client.

    $375,000

  • Gender Discrimination / Retaliation

    Settlement during litigation for employee who complained that she and other women in her department were not receiving the same benefits as men, and was terminated shortly after raising these complaints.

    $350,000.00

  • Disability, Race and Gender Discrimination

    Settlement during litigation for employee who suffered an injury at work and was unable to continue performing her job because of her injury. Her employer subsequently terminated her instead of placing her in an alternative position due to her disability.

    $325,000.00

  • Pregnancy Discrimination/Violation of the Family Leave Act

    Settlement during litigation for employee who was terminated while on family leave after having a child.

    $275,000.00

  • Sexual Harassment

    Settlement during litigation for male employee who was sexually harassed and terminated by his supervisor.

    $225,000.00

  • Race and National Origin Discrimination
    $210,000.00
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
    $200,000.00
  • Breach of Employment Contract
    $200,000.00
  • Wrongful Termination
    employee fired after complaining about the business practices of his employer's CEO - $175,000
  • Disability Discrimination
    $175,000 plus reinstatement
  • Gender Discrimination / Equal Pay Act
    $165,000. Case settled pre-litigation
  • Disability Discrimination
    $150,000.00
  • Sexual Harassment
    $150,000 . Case settled pre-litigation
  • Whistleblower
    $150,000. Case settled pre-litigation
  • Sex Harassment
    $137,500 for employee who resigned after 4 months of employment
  • Military and Veteran Status Discrimination
    $125,000.00
  • 125,000 Violation of State and Federal Family and Medical Leave Acts
    $125,000.00
  • Violation of the Family Rights Act

    Settlement during litigation for minimum wage employee who was terminated while on family leave after having a child.

    $125,000.00

  • Breach of Contract
    $100,000.00
  • Promissory Estoppel

    Pre-litigation settlement for employee who accepted a job offer with a new company, rejected other offers of employment, and the new company then revoked the job offer and refused to allow our client start work.

    $95,000.00

  • Wage & Hour Class Action

    Wage & Hour Class Action - misclassification of sales employees as independent contractors

    $1,850,000.00