Employment Settlements

The law firm of Carlin & Buchsbaum has recovered millions of dollars for employees since it came into existence in July of 2004.  The predecessor firm, the Law Offices of Gary R. Carlin, was also enormously successful.  Mr. Carlin estimates that he has obtained approximately $100 million in settlements (present day value) for his clients during the 30 years of his solo practice.  Most of those settlements and verdicts were obtained for employees who had been wrongfully terminated or injured in some serious way.

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The following settlements and verdicts were all obtained since May of 2002
$1.9 million Trial judgment obtained in a wrongful termination case involving whistle blowing and defamation of character.
$1.175 million Paid to a Pasadena firefighter who was retaliated against after complaining about racial harassment in the workplace.
$765,000 Paid in a medical malpractice action based on the health care provider’s failure to diagnose and treat within the standard of care.
$575,000 Paid, as a structured settlement, to an African-American laborer who was fired because of his age.
$535,000 Paid to a city worker who was fired after suffering serious injuries while repairing a traffic light signal.
$473,000 Paid to three college teachers who were discriminated against on the basis of their race.
$436,000 Paid to a group of warehouse workers who were mistreated when they reported repetitive motion injuries they suffered in the workplace.
$350,000 Paid to an executive who was fired because of his age and his deteriorating health.
$350,000 Paid to an employee who was subjected to harassment at the workplace.
$294,000 Paid to a doctor and his wife who were rear-ended on the freeway.
$238,000 Paid, partly as future pension benefits, to a customer service employee who was fired because of her work-related injuries.
$215,000 Paid to an executive who alleged that his company breached an employment contract.
$200,000 Paid to a nurse who was harassed on the job site.
$195,000 Paid to a financial worker who was fired after he sustained work-related injuries.
$190,000 Paid to a mother whose baby died as a result of negligent medical care.
$187,000 Paid to a warehouse worker who was subjected to sexual harassment and threats of physical harm.
$175,000 Paid to a construction foreman who was fired in retaliation for complaining about his employer’s fraudulent billing practices.
$175,000 Paid to an employee who was fired for complaining about health and safety violations at the workplace.
$172,500 Paid to a Filipino-American administrative worker who was denied promotions because of her race and ethnicity.
$172,500 Paid to an insurance adjuster who was wrongfully denied a promotion based on her race and national origin.
$170,000 Paid to a funeral director who was sexually harassed by his manager.
$155,000 Paid to an employee who was sexually harassed by her supervisor.
$150,000 Paid to an executive who was fired while on disability leave.
$150,000 Paid to a physical therapist who was denied accommodation for her disabilities.
$150,000 Paid to a warehouse worker who was fired after injuring his back at the workplace.
$150,000 Paid to a secretary who was fired from her job while she was out on leave for treatment of breast cancer.
$150,000 Paid to an administrative worker who was fired while recovering from cancer.
$150,000 Paid to a long-term employee who was “laid off” while recovering from cancer.
$147,500 Paid to an administrative assistant who tape-recorded her supervisor’s clumsy attempts at sexual advances.
$145,000 Paid to a female dispatcher who was sexually harassed in the workplace.
$145,000 Paid to a businessman who was defrauded by his employer.
$140,000 Paid to an administrative assistant who was retaliated against after complaining about sexual harassment.
$140,000 Paid to a teacher who was retaliated against for complaining about sexual harassment.
$135,000 Paid to a young woman who was falsely imprisoned and sexually harassed by her managers.
$127,500 Paid to an insurance adjuster who was discriminated against because of his sexual orientation.
$125,000 Paid to an African-American laborer who was fired after complaining about racial harassment at the workplace.
$125,000 Paid to an insurance industry worker who was fired because of her disability.
$125,000 Paid as a medical malpractice settlement in a case involving inartful cosmetic surgery.
$125,000 Paid to a finance manager at a car dealership who was fired because he complained about unethical sales practices.
$125,000 Paid in a medical malpractice settlement.
$110,000 Paid to three teachers at a vocational school who were fired after complaining about illegal activity at the school.
$110,000 Paid to a young female in a retail store who was fired after protesting sexual harassment in the workplace.
$110,000 Paid to a laborer who was fired unfairly after he raised whistle blowing complaints about his employer’s failure to properly dispose of toxic waste.
$110,000 Paid to a laborer who was fired after 32 years on the job because he was unable to quickly recover from the effects of car accident.
$110,000 Paid to an investment advisor who claimed a brokerage firm raided his clientele.
$110,000 Paid to an employee who was not reinstated to her job after returning from maternity leave.
$110,000 Paid to an administrative worker who was fired because of her disability.
$105,000 Paid to a Korean-American shipping supervisor who was discriminated against because of his race.
$105,000 Paid to a rocket scientist who was demoted for raising complaints about the viability of a satellite launch.
$102,500 Paid to a laborer who was subjected to reverse race discrimination.
$100,500 Paid to four instructors at a vocational school who alleged that they were retaliated against for blowing the whistle on management practices.
$100,000 Paid to an IT worker who was harassed on the basis of his Arabian ancestry.
$100,000 Paid to a salesperson who was sexually harassed by her manager.
$100,000 Paid to a maintenance worker who was fired for complaining about unpaid overtime.
$100,000 Paid to a truck driver who was fired while taking protected leave under the California Family Rights Act.
$100,000 Paid to three minority employees who were fired because of their race and ethnicity.
$100,000 Paid to an oil platform worker who was fired because he got injured on the job.
$100,000 Paid to an American worker who was fired by a Korean company operating in Los Angeles. The American worker was accused by his Korean supervisor of having a “typical, lazy American attitude.”
$100,000 Paid to an employee who was fired while recovering from a stroke.
$100,000 Paid to a security guard at a major university in the Los Angeles area who was discriminated against because of his race.
$100,000 Paid to an administrative secretary at a construction firm who was fired in retaliation for complaining about fraudulent billing practices.
$100,000 Paid to an employee who was retaliated against for requesting a medical leave of absence under the FMLA.
$100,000 Paid to a laborer who sustained injuries in a serious workplace accident.
$95,000 Paid to an administrative worker who was fired after complaining about unpaid overtime.
$95,000 Paid to a professional employee who was fired after requesting pregnancy leave.
$95,000 Paid to a technical employee who was fired as a result of sexual favoritism.
$95,000 Paid to a laborer who was fired because of his workplace injuries.
$92,000 Paid to a government employee who was fired for missing time in connection with a worker’s compensation injury.
$90,500 Paid to a healthcare worker who was denied accommodation for her physical disability.
$90,000 Paid to customer service worker who was denied overtime pay over a three-year period.
$90,000 Paid to a government worker after his employer failed to accommodate his disability.
$90,000 Paid to a laborer who was fired in retaliation for filing a worker’s compensation claim.
$88,000 Paid to an African-American college professor who was fired after being advised that the school wanted to “change the complexion” of the school.
$86,500 Paid to three teachers at a vocational school who were fired after raising complaints about their employer with a government agency.
$85,000 Paid to an elderly employee who was fired after being told he was “washed up.”
$82,500 Paid to a restaurant manager who was sexually harassed by the head chef.
$80,000 Paid to a male laborer who was sexually harassed by his male boss.
$80,000 Paid to an African-American production supervisor who was discriminated against because of his race.
$80,000 Paid to a retail cashier who was terminated because of his disability.
$80,000 Paid to a laborer who was fired because of her work-related injuries and age.
$77,500 Paid to a marketing employee who was fired while she was on a medical leave and trying to recover from a bout of clinical depression.
$77,500 Paid to a secretary who was sexually harassed by her supervisor.
$75,000 Paid to a gardener who was fired while on disability leave.
$75,000 Paid to an administrative employee who was fired while on a worker’s compensation leave.
$75,000 Paid to a nurse whose employer failed to accommodate her disability.
$75,000 Paid to a physician who was underpaid for his services.
$75,000 Paid to a maintenance worker who was denied reasonable accommodation for his mental disability.
$75,000 Paid to a construction superintendent who was fired after complaining about fraudulent business practices.
$75,000 Paid to an African-American employee who was retaliated against after he complained about racially derogatory comments, including the “n-word,” that were made to him in the workplace.
$75,000 Paid to an admission representative at a vocational school who was sexually harassed by his female supervisor.
$75,000 Paid to an African-American security guard who was fired because of his race.
$75,000 Paid to an African-American manager of a retail establishment who was fired because of his race.
$75,000 Paid to a female working for a newspaper who complained about the stalking behavior of one of her co-workers.
$75,000 Paid to a marine operations worker who was fired after he developed health problems.
$73,000 Paid to a mechanic at an industrial facility who was fired after he suffered serious workplace injuries and could no longer perform all aspects of his job.
$71,000 Paid to a saleswoman who was fired because she sustained work-related injuries.
$70,000 Paid to an administrative worker who was sexually harassed on the job site.
$70,000 Paid to a laborer who was fired as a result of his work-related injuries.
$70,000 Paid to a clerical worker who was denied family and medical leave.
$70,000 Paid to a secretary who was sexually harassed in the workplace.
$70,000 Paid to a dispatcher who was fired as a result of his whistle blowing complaints.
$70,000 Paid to an administrative secretary at a major university in the Los Angeles area who was not paid overtime in accordance with the law.
$70,000 Paid to two workers who were targeted for layoff because of their age.
$67,500 Paid to an executive who was not paid according to his severance agreement.
$67,500 Paid to an employee who was “laid off” during her pregnancy leave.
$65,000 Paid to a trucker who was fired after complaining about unsafe driving conditions.
$65,000 Paid to a hospital employee who was retaliated against after complaining about racially discriminatory treatment.
$65,000 Paid to an Hispanic laborer who was racially harassed on the job.
$65,000 Paid to a recruiter who was harassed on the basis of his sexual orientation.
$65,000 Paid to a manager who was fired because he missed work to care for his ailing relatives.
$65,000 Paid to an information technology worker who was sexually harassed by her supervisor.
$65,000 Paid to a car salesman who was cheated out of his commissions.
$65,000 Paid to a receptionist at a veterinary clinic who was harassed because of her age and health problems.
$63,500 Paid to a saleswoman who was fired while she was recovering from her work-related injuries.
$62,000 Paid to a computer technician who was “laid off” because of his age and health problems.
$60,000 Paid to a bank manager who was retaliated against because she requested a medical leave for her mental health condition.
$60,000 Paid to a car salesman who was fired because of his disability.
$60,000 Paid to a security guard who was injured by negligent construction work.
$60,000 Paid to an employee whose health coverage lapsed as a result of her employer’s failure to provide notice of her COBRA rights.
$60,000 Paid to a restaurant worker who was fired in retaliation for her complaints about a manager who got drunk at the restaurant and then drove home intoxicated with children in his car.
$60,000 Paid to an accountant who was fired by an accounting firm after he complained about the firm’s penchant for “cooking the books” to minimize tax liability.
$60,000 Paid to an African-American community college professor who was fired because of her race.
$60,000 Paid to a female warehouse worker who was sexually harassed by her supervisor.
$60,000 Paid to an office manager at a dental office who was fired because of her age.
$59,000 Paid to a healthcare worker who was fired after injuring himself in the workplace.
$58,500 Paid to an employee in the entertainment industry for unpaid overtime.
$58,000 Paid to a laborer who was falsely accused of job-related misconduct.
$57,500 Paid to an employee who was fired while recovering from a work-related disability.
$57,500 Paid to a finance manager at an auto dealership who was fired because he raised complaints about unpaid overtime.
$56,000 Paid to a laborer who was fired after he complained about Cal-OSHA violations at the workplace.
$55,000 Paid to a railroad laborer who was fired after complaining about potential safety issues.
$55,000 Paid to a food services worker who was fired in retaliation for complaining about workplace discrimination.
$55,000 Paid to a security guard who was fired in retaliation for filing racial discrimination complaints with management.
$55,000 Paid to a an administrative worker who was fired for missing work to care for a sick relative.
$53,000 Paid to an administrative director at a vocational school who was sexually harassed by his female supervisor.
$52,500 Paid to a physician in his late 60s who was fired because of his age.
$52,500 Paid to a healthcare worker who was fired after complaining about substandard care.
$52,000 Paid to a grocery store employee who was sexually harassed by her manager.
$51,000 Paid to a bank employee who was discriminated against on the basis of race.
$51,000 Paid to an executive at a pharmaceutical company who was forced out of his job because of his race and gender.
$50,000 Paid to a long-term employee who was sexually propositioned by her boss.
$50,000 Paid to a hospital employee who was fired because of her disability.
$50,000 Paid to a general manager who was fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on his employer.
$50,000 Paid to a hospital employee who was fired because of her disability.
$50,000 Paid to a bank employee who was fired in retaliation for reporting racially discriminatory treatment.
$50,000 Paid to an oil services worker who was sexually harassed on the job site.
$50,000 Paid to an employee who was discriminated against on the job.
$50,000 Paid to a cashier who was sexually harassed at a retail store.
$50,000 Paid to a dispatcher who was denied accommodation for her injuries.
$50,000 Paid to an administrative worker who was fired for reporting work-related stress.
$50,000 Paid to a clerical worker in her 60s who was discriminated against because of her age and disabilities.
$50,000 Paid to a businessman who sued his former employer for failing to pay an agreed upon severance package.
$50,000 Paid to a female supervisor in her 50s who was retaliated against after complaining that male managers at the company were providing favorable treatment to good looking young female employees.
$50,000 Paid to an engineer who was “laid off” after 25 years at a major aerospace company.
$50,000 Paid to a woman with multiple sclerosis who received negligent treatment, causing her to injure herself in a fall.
$50,000 Paid to a radiologist who was wrongfully terminated from his medical group.
$50,000 Paid to a female laborer who was sexually harassed by her supervisor.
$50,000 Paid to an administrative assistant at a school district who was fired while out on medical leave.
$50,000 Paid to an African-American oil field laborer who was fired because of his race.