Settlements and Verdicts

Sampling of verdicts and settlements obtained by the Law Offices of Scott R. Ames since 2010:

Wage & Hour Class Action - misclassification of sales employees as independent contractors - $1,850,000

Disability Discrimination - $40,000/year employee terminated after requesting accommodations - $1,000,000

Breach of Employment Contract - $1,000,000

Age Discrimination - $775,000

Whistleblower - former Director of Building & Planning terminated by the City of Maywood after complaining about illegal kickbacks - $750,000

Denial of Family Leave/Associational Discrimination - $660,000, plus $20,000 per year increase in salary and employee kept her job. Case settled pre-litigation

Gender Discrimination/retaliation - $660,000

Age Discrimination - $650,000

Denial of Severance Benefits - $590,000

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

Disability Discrimination - $500,000 plus reinstatement two years after termination

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

Wrongful Termination/Whistleblower - employee fired after complaining that employer was defrauding customers -$475,000

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

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

Age Discrimination - $400,000. Case settled pre-litigation

Age Discrimination/Defamation - $395,000

Disability Discrimination - $380,000

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

Sexual Harassment - $325,000

Disability Discrimination - $300,000

Age Discrimination - $300,000

Gender Discrimination - $300,000

National Origin Discrimination - $290,000

Disability Discrimination - $290,000

Age Discrimination - $285,000

Failure to Pay Commissions - $250,000

Male on Male Sexual Harassment - $225,000

Race and National Origin Discrimination - $210,000

Pregnancy Discrimination - $200,000

Breach of Employment Contract - $200,000

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

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

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