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 Breach of Oral Contract
      Breach of Oral Contract $425,000.00

      $425,000 plus one year of COBRA payments. Case settled pre-litigation

    • Discrimination Disability Discrimination
      Disability Discrimination $1,000,000

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

    • Harrassment Male on Male Sexual Harassment
      Male on Male Sexual Harassment $225,000.00
    • Harrassment Sex Harassment
      Sex Harassment $850,000

      Prelitigation settlement on behalf executive assistant.

    • Discrimination Disability Discrimination
      Disability Discrimination $380,000.00
    • Discrimination Gender Discrimination
      Gender Discrimination $300,000.00
    • Breach of Employment Contract Breach of Employment Contract
      Breach of Employment Contract $200,000.00
    • Discrimination Pregnancy Discrimination
      Pregnancy Discrimination $200,000.00
    • Harrassment Sex Harassment
      Sex Harassment $137,500.00

      $137,500 for employee who resigned after 4 months of employment

    • Wage and Hour Law Denial of Severance Benefits
      Denial of Severance Benefits $590,000.00
    • Discrimination Gender Discrimination
      Gender Discrimination $450,000.00

      $450,000 and employee received company automobile valued at $60,000. Case settled pre-litigation

    • Discrimination Gender Discrimination
      Gender Discrimination $550,000.00

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

    • Breach of Employment Contract Breach of Employment Contract
      Breach of Employment Contract $2.700,000

      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.

    • Wage and Hour Law Wage & Hour Class Action
      Wage & Hour Class Action $1,850,000

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

    • Harrassment Sexual Harassment
      Sexual Harassment $150,000.00

      $150,000 . Case settled pre-litigation

    • Family and Medical Leave Denial of Family Leave / Associational Discrimination
      Denial of Family Leave / Associational Discrimination $660,000.00

      $660,000, plus $20,000 per year increase in salary and employee kept her job. Case settled pre-litigation

    • Discrimination Military and Veteran Status Discrimination
      Military and Veteran Status Discrimination $125,000.00
    • Breach of Severance Contract
      Breach of Severance Contract $246,600

      Bench Decision in the San Bernardino County Superior Court resulting in judgment of $223,000 on the breach of severance contract claim, and an attorneys’ fees award for plaintiff in the amount of $246,600.

    • Whistleblower Whistleblower
      Whistleblower $750,000

      former Director of Building & Planning terminated by the City of Maywood after complaining about illegal kickbacks

    • Discrimination Gender Discrimination / Equal Pay Act
      Gender Discrimination / Equal Pay Act $165,000.00

      $165,000. Case settled pre-litigation

    • Discrimination Disability Discrimination
      Disability Discrimination $500,000.00

      $500,000 plus reinstatement two years after termination

    • Discrimination National Origin Discrimination
      National Origin Discrimination $290,000.00
    • Discrimination Disability Discrimination
      Disability Discrimination $375,000.00

      Disability Discrimination - $375,000 verdict, plus finding of malice, oppression and fraud. Nimmo v. Montage Hotels & Resorts, LLC, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2009-00117583. Case settled before punitive damage phase of the trial

    • Wage and Hour Law Failure to Pay Commissions
      Failure to Pay Commissions $250,000.00
    • Discrimination Gender Discrimination / retaliation
      Gender Discrimination / retaliation $660,000.00
    • Discrimination Disability Discrimination
      Disability Discrimination $175,000.00

      $175,000 plus reinstatement

    • Discrimination Disability Discrimination
      Disability Discrimination $300,000.00
    • Whistleblower Whistleblower
      Whistleblower $150,000.00

      $150,000. Case settled pre-litigation

    • Discrimination Age Discrimination
      Age Discrimination $285,000.00
    • Discrimination Medical Condition (Cancer) Discrimination
      Medical Condition (Cancer) Discrimination $500,000.00

      Medical Condition (Cancer) Discrimination on behalf of employee terminated while undergoing treatment for breast cancer - $500,000

    • Discrimination Disability Discrimination
      Disability Discrimination $150,000.00
    • Wrongful Termination Wrongful Termination
      Wrongful Termination $175,000.00

      employee fired after complaining about the business practices of his employer's CEO - $175,000

    • Discrimination Age Discrimination
      Age Discrimination $300,000.00
    • Discrimination Race and National Origin Discrimination
      Race and National Origin Discrimination $210,000.00
    • Harrassment Sexual Harassment
      Sexual Harassment $325,000.00
    • Discrimination Age Discrimination
      Age Discrimination $400,000.00

      $400,000. Case settled pre-litigation

    • Discrimination Age Discrimination
      Age Discrimination $650,000.00
    • Wrongful Termination Wrongful Termination / Whistleblower
      Wrongful Termination / Whistleblower $475,000.00

      employee fired after complaining that employer was defrauding customers -$475,000

    • Breach of Employment Contract Breach of Employment Contract
      Breach of Employment Contract $1,000,000
    • Discrimination Disability Discrimination
      Disability Discrimination $290,000.00
    • Discrimination Age Discrimination
      Age Discrimination $775,000