Scott and his team recently represented a woman who had been fired from her clerical position with a national trucking firm after her husband, who was an insured on her employer-provided health insurance policy, had incurred nearly one million dollars in medical bills. Scott was able to secure a neutral reference and five year’s pay for his client.
Scott obtained a settlement of approximately $400,000 on behalf of a wrongfully terminated warehouse worker making approximately $12 per hour. Scott’s client was “downsized” in a reduction in force less than a month after his wife was diagnosed with cancer. Scott alleged that the employer had fired his client in order to avoid paying for his wife’s medical treatment, which was expected to be very expensive.
Scott and his client won an age discrimination case in federal court on behalf of a 62-year-old crane operator who was laid-off due to an alleged lack of work, and was replaced a few months later by a much younger operator. In addition to his client’s age, the employer was motivated to fire him due to the fact that his client’s wife had expensive medical conditions which had been paid for by the client’s employer. Mr. Fortune’s client recovered nearly $900,000.00 at trial, including attorneys’ fees and costs.
In 2017 and 2018, Scott and his firm have represented, or are representing several employees with disability claims under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), and the Florida Civil Rights Act. In 2018, Scott is representing the former President and CEO of a large financial firm who was wrongly terminated after nearly 20 years of employment, within weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.