I was fired 12 days after giving birth - had not used all my FMLA time. co. goofed in calculating leave time or wanted to get rid of pregnant employees or make sure they don't have to give leave if pregnant again. Co. seems to rush pregnant employees to return to work without using all leave time. Have not found job for 1 year, though look every day. Severe emotional distress - see a psychologist 1 x per month plus meds for anxiety, etc. Was earning $100,000 per year plus benefits. Didn't offer me severance, but offered to everyone else. I see websites where attorneys claim to have gotten over 1 million dollars for similar cases. How? What range should I expect for a solid settlement. They want to settle. What amounts do you think the case is worth?I filed a claim with DFEH. My question is how can an attorney get a 3 million dollar settlement, as one website claims if the pregnant employee who was wrongfully terminated only lost $30,000 in wages? In my case, the company has lots of money and has an insurance policy which will pay this settlement. They have been sued by other pregnant women, my salary was 3 times more than the $30,000 wage of the victim in the 3 million dollar case. I clearly have documented emotional distress with medication and psychologist visits. Does anyone think my case can be valued at over $300,000 - is that too small of an amount and how could anyone get 1 million or more?
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