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 Employment Contract $2,700,000.00

      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 & Hour Class Action - Wage and Hour Law $1,850,000.00

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

    • Sexual Harassment - Harrassment $1,750,000.00
    • Gender Discrimination / Retaliation - Discrimination $1,750,000.00
    • Sexual Harassment - Harrassment $1,350,000.00

      $1,350,000 – case settled pre-litigation

    • Gender Discrimination / Retaliation - Discrimination $1,000,000.00

      $1,000,000 – case settled pre-litigation

    • Breach of Employment Contract - Breach of Employment Contract $1,000,000.00
    • Disability Discrimination - Discrimination $1,000,000.00

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

    • Sex Harassment - Harrassment $850,000.00

      Prelitigation settlement on behalf executive assistant.

    • Age Discrimination - Discrimination $775,000.00
    • Whistleblower - Whistleblower $750,000.00

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

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

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

    • Age Discrimination - Discrimination $650,000.00
    • Denial of Severance Benefits - Wage and Hour Law $590,000.00
    • Gender Discrimination - 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

    • Medical Condition (Cancer) Discrimination - Discrimination $500,000.00

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

    • Disability Discrimination - Discrimination $500,000.00

      $500,000 plus reinstatement two years after termination

    • Wrongful Termination / Whistleblower - Wrongful Termination $475,000.00

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

    • Gender Discrimination - Discrimination $450,000.00

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

    • Breach of Oral Contract - Breach of Employment Contract $425,000.00

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

    • Whistleblower - Whistleblower $415,000.00
    • Age Discrimination - Discrimination $400,000.00

      $400,000. Case settled pre-litigation

    • Disability Discrimination - Discrimination $380,000.00
    • Disability Discrimination - 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

    • Gender Discrimination / Retaliation - Discrimination $350,000.00
    • Sexual Harassment - Harrassment $325,000.00
    • Gender Discrimination - Discrimination $300,000.00
    • Disability Discrimination - Discrimination $300,000.00
    • Age Discrimination - Discrimination $300,000.00
    • Disability Discrimination - Discrimination $290,000.00
    • National Origin Discrimination - Discrimination $290,000.00
    • Age Discrimination - Discrimination $285,000.00
    • Failure to Pay Commissions - Wage and Hour Law $250,000.00
    • Breach of Severance Contract

      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.

    • Male on Male Sexual Harassment - Harrassment $225,000.00
    • Race and National Origin Discrimination - Discrimination $210,000.00
    • Pregnancy Discrimination - Discrimination $200,000.00
    • Breach of Employment Contract - Breach of Employment Contract $200,000.00
    • Disability Discrimination - Discrimination $175,000.00

      $175,000 plus reinstatement

    • Wrongful Termination - Wrongful Termination $175,000.00

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

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

      $165,000. Case settled pre-litigation

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

      $150,000. Case settled pre-litigation

    • Sexual Harassment - Harrassment $150,000.00

      $150,000 . Case settled pre-litigation

    • Sex Harassment - Harrassment $137,500.00

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

    • Violation of State and Federal Family and Medical Leave Acts - Family and Medical Leave
    • Military and Veteran Status Discrimination - Discrimination $125,000.00
    • Breach of Contract - Breach of Employment Contract $100,000.00