Notable Verdicts And Settlements
$12.5 million Awarded to a transgender worker who was mistreated and ultimately fired by her employer for being transgender
$6.75 million recovery for employee in disability discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation case
$3.8 million recovery for employee in disability discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation case
$3.425 million settlement of defamation and breach of contract case against worldwide shipping company
$1 million recovered for victim of transgender harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination
$1 million settlement of sexual harassment case by corporate secretary against her supervisor in a Fortune 500 company
$950,000 settlement of whistleblower case retaliation and wrongful termination case by fiscal director of a nonprofit Head Start Agency after exposure of fraudulent and illegal practices resulted in termination
Obtained defense verdict on $625,000 claim by Grubb & Ellis Company for real estate commission on $38 million property development. Judgment affirmed on appeal.
$675,000 recovery for employee in disability and failure to accommodate case
$675,000 settlement of whistleblower and wrongful termination case
$539,500 posttrial recovery after victory in National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceeding for employee falsely accused of workplace violence
$500,000 settlement of nonprofit employer’s failure to accommodate employee with cerebral palsy and wrongful termination
$499,000 settlement of quid pro quo sexual harassment case
$425,000 settlement of whistleblower and wrongful termination case
$399,000 settlement of sexual harassment and wrongful termination case
$395,000 recovered for victim of age discrimination by national beauty products company
$380,000 settlement of sexual harassment case against Real Property Manager
$375,000 settlement of sexual harassment and wrongful termination case
$315,000 recovered for OSHA whistleblower
$225,000 settlement of FMLA retaliation and wrongful termination case
$195,000 settlement of sexual harassment and wrongful termination case
$175,000 settlement of Labor Code § 970 case involving false representation to induce employee relocation out of state
$140,000 judgment after trial in breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract case ( Moshe Elyakim v. Yossi Attia et al.)
Judgment for employee in National Labor Relations Board case (Placencia v. Con-way Freight, Inc.), with full back pay and reinstatement ordered
Obtained defense verdict in $10 million fraud and breach of contract case. Awarded all attorney’s fees and costs as sanctions. Affirmed on appeal.
Obtained defense verdict and judgment on counter claim in a residential landlord-tenant case. Plaintiff ordered to pay all attorney’s fees and costs.
Numerous other settlements and verdicts achieved in employment and plaintiff cases in five, six and seven figures.
Contact The Rutten Law Firm, APC, online or call 818-308-5945 to learn about your legal rights under California employment law. We offer free initial consultations and take all employment law cases on a contingency fee basis — which means you don’t pay unless we win.