Scott has obtained hundreds of jury verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements on behalf of his clients since 1985. In the past few years, he has obtained multi-million-dollar recoveries on behalf of several highly compensated persons who were wrongfully terminated.
In 2021, Scott and his co-counsel obtained a settlement of $4 million on behalf of a highly compensated professional who was terminated from his position while he was out with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The key to that case was the employer’s failure to make a genuine effort to afford a reasonable accommodation for the client.
Also in 2021, Scott obtained a settlement of nearly $2 million on behalf of a female attorney who worked in an all-male law firm for several years without being offered a partnership, as younger male attorneys hired after her had been. The case was based on gender discrimination, and it reached back farther than the typical two-year limitation because the client had asked each year about partnership, and the defendant had most recently denied her request shortly before the client retained Scott’s firm.
Also in 2021, Scott helped a 54-year-old female financial services manager recover $500,000 after she was wrongly terminated by her newly appointed 32-year-old manager. After our client was terminated, she was replaced by a 38-year-old female.
Scott recently assisted a 51-year-old, high-level executive of a Fortune 500 company obtain more than $10 million in deferred compensation after being forced to “retire” early, due to political pressure from his superiors. In a case against an international banking organization, Scott’s client recovered an arbitration award more than $4 million after being terminated due to his age, to make way for the “young guns” he’d been supervising.
In another case against a financial services firm, Scott’s female client recovered more than $2 million at mediation, after being terminated because of her alleged “affair” with a superior. (Significantly, her male superior was not disciplined for the same alleged “affair.”) In earlier years, Scott recovered more than $400,000 on behalf of a 60-year-old marketing manager who was wrongfully terminated because of his age and nationality. Scott also recently helped a 50-year-old district manager recover an additional $300,000 in severance benefits, after being terminated in 2016 to make way for a younger replacement. In 2015, Scott obtained more than $900,000 at mediation on behalf of a CEO wrongfully terminated in violation of his written employment contract.