Ceartas Legal consistently obtains large verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients who have been unlawfully terminated or retaliated against by their employers. A sampling of these results include:
FMLA/Medical Leave Retaliation
Doe v. Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. ‒ Ceartas Legal obtained an arbitration award of $2,200,000, including $500,000 in punitive damages and approximately $600,000 in attorneys’ fees for a client who was fired only one week after formally requesting family medical leave to take care of his cancer stricken spouse.
Doe v. San Diego Technology Company ‒ Ceartas Legal obtained a settlement of $400,000 in the middle of a jury trial on behalf of a woman who was harassed and stalked by the CEO of her former employer. When she refused the CEO’s sexual advances, she was promptly fired.
Doe v. Regional San Diego Company - Ceartas Legal obtained a settlement of $285,000 for a client who suffered sexual harassment at the hands of her supervisor, reported the harassment and was retaliated against by her employer. The harassment and retaliation reached such a hostile level that the client was forced to resign.
Doe v. National Manufacturing Company ‒ Ceartas Legal obtained a settlement of $200,000 against a national manufacturing company on behalf of a client who suffered sexual harassment from her supervisor and was then further harassed and retaliated against by her employment after reporting the sexual harassment.
Doe v. National For-Profit University ‒ Ceartas Legal obtained a settlement of $180,000 almost immediately after filing the case on behalf of an admissions representative at a for-profit university who suffered sexual harassment from a co-worker.
Doe v. Regional Property Management Company ‒ Ceartas Legal obtained a settlement of $300,000 on behalf of an employee of a regional company. The client experienced harassment as soon as she started working for the company and promptly complained to the company’s management and human resources. Soon after, the company fired the client after less than two months of employment.
Doe v. World-Famous San Diego Company ‒ Ceartas Legal obtained a settlement of $300,000 in a case against a world-famous San Diego company. Ceartas’ client worked for the company for over 30 years with a stellar record of employment. But when the client reported gender discrimination, the employer retaliated against her and terminated her employment. Ceartas took the case all the way through a two-and-a-half week jury trial. After three days of deliberations, the jury voted 8-4 in favor of Ceartas’ client. The case settled shortly after.
Doe v. Large For Profit University ‒ Ceartas Legal obtained a settlement of $180,000 in a case against a large national for-profit university on behalf of a client who was fired after reporting the company’s unlawful admissions practices.
Doe v. Medical Provider ‒ Ceartas Legal obtained a settlement of $150,000 in a case against a national sleep medicine company in a case on behalf of a client who was fired after reporting the company’s fraudulent Medicare practices.
Wage and Hour
Does v. Food Delivery Company‒ Ceartas Legal obtained a settlement of $200,000 on behalf of four food delivery drivers who were denied mileage reimbursement by the employer who improperly classified them as independent contractors instead of employees.