Employment cases are largely taken because of the potential for an award of attorney's fees. Numerous federal statutes provide for an award of attorney's fees upon a successful employment discrimination claim. This is important as many of the cases involve low damages. However, in many of the cases the award of attorney's fees is not discretionary. I am aware of at least one (1) cases where $300.00 in damages were recovered but $49,000.00 in attorney's fees.