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How Much Compensation Will I Receive In A Sexual Harassment Lawsuit?

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What Damages Can I Recover In A Sexual Harassment Settlement?

One way to compensate survivors of sexual abuse is through a financial award that aims to alleviate some of the harm they have suffered. Although it can never fully erase the trauma of sexual harassment or abuse, a monetary settlement can provide some form of relief.

The amount of compensation awarded in sexual abuse cases can vary greatly depending on factors such as the extent of the victim’s injuries, medical expenses incurred, and whether punitive damages are deemed appropriate. Therefore, it may be advantageous for survivors to seek advice from a knowledgeable sexual harrassment lawyer who can evaluate the potential damages awarded in their case.

Victims of sexual harassment or abuse can typically receive three types of personal injury damages: economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

Economic damages are meant to provide financial compensation to the victim of sexual abuse and cover expenses related to the abuse. This includes:

  1. Medical expenses incurred in the past and those that may be incurred in the future
  2. Lost wages as a result of the abuse
  3. Loss of potential income that may have been earned in the future
  4. Cost of household services required due to the abuse
  5. Psychiatric treatment expenses
  6. Transportation expenses for travel to and from appointments related to the abuse.

Non-economic damages aim to compensate victims for the intangible, emotional costs of sexual abuse or harassment. These damages include compensation for:

  1. Pain and suffering endured by the victim
  2. Emotional distress caused by the abuse or harassment
  3. Loss of enjoyment of life due to the trauma experienced
  4. Loss of quality of life as a result of the abuse
  5. Permanent disability caused by the abuse
  6. Disfigurement resulting from the abuse.

In some cases where the sexual harassment is particularly severe, the victim may be eligible for punitive damages. The goal of these damages is to punish the perpetrator and deter them from committing similar actions in the future.

Survivors of sexual harassment can increase their chances of receiving appropriate compensation and protecting their legal rights by consulting a sexual harassment attorney. These lawyers have the knowledge and experience to guide victims through the legal process and serve as their advocates. Typically, sexual harassment lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that clients only pay legal fees if they receive a settlement or court award.

At the Sexual Harassment Lawyers of Pasadena, we are committed to defending the rights of sexual harassment victims and ensuring they receive the maximum possible compensation. We are well-versed in intentional tort cases, including those involving sexual harassment, and will aggressively fight for your interests. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will take your case to court to secure the compensation you deserve.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual harassment, please contact us at (888) 299-1998 to schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our knowledgeable and compassionate Pasadena sexual harassment attorneys.

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How Are Damages Determined In A Sexual Harassment Lawsuit?

Assuming we are discussing a lawsuit that goes to trial and you succeed in winning, the jury will need to consider four main types of damages.

  • Back Pay

What was the financial impact of the sexual harassment on you? Did you lose your job as a result? How much did it cost you before you were able to find another job at a similar level? According to the law, the victim of sexual harassment must take reasonable steps to minimize their damages, meaning that they must show they made a good-faith effort to find new employment. For example, if you were out of work for a year after being terminated due to sexual harassment, the jury may award you a year’s worth of pay as back pay, in addition to potential front pay. Essentially, this compensation aims to address the fact that you lost your job due to sexual harassment without a legitimate reason.

  • Emotional Distress

The second category of damages is emotional distress, which is often referred to as pain and suffering. To receive the highest possible compensation from a jury for emotional distress, although such amounts tend to be relatively modest, you need to seek treatment from a mental health professional, such as a therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist, who can diagnose you with conditions such as anxiety, major depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from the workplace experiences and degradation you suffered due to severe sexual harassment.

  • Punitive

The third category of damages is punitive damages, which can only be awarded by a jury. If the jury concludes that your company’s response to your sexual harassment complaint was so egregious that it shocks their conscience and no civilized nation should tolerate this type of corporate behavior, they can impose punishment on the company. These are the cases where larger amounts of compensation are often awarded, especially for companies with substantial revenue, to send a message to them and other similar companies that such behavior will not be tolerated.

  • Attorneys’ Fees

The fourth category of damages is attorneys’ fees, which the company pays to your lawyer if you win the case. This can save you a significant amount of money, as otherwise, these fees would have come out of your win or settlement. Therefore, having the company pay your lawyer’s fees can increase your overall award and save you money.

After a successful jury verdict, you could potentially receive compensation for back pay damages, emotional distress, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees. However, it’s important to note that the majority of cases do not make it to trial and are either settled or dismissed by a court. It’s best to settle a claim based on the same factors as a trial verdict, except generally without punitive damages or attorney’s fees. This includes compensation for lost wages, ongoing losses due to discrimination, and damages for emotional distress. If you have any questions about your own sexual harassment case and want to discuss its value, feel free to contact us for a first or second opinion.

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What Are The Steps To Reach A Settlement?

When faced with sexual harassment at work, your initial action should be to speak with your supervisor, the human resources department, or your harasser’s supervisor, as most employers should have anti-harassment policies in place. However, reporting the harassment may not always result in a resolution. It can be difficult to confront the issue alone, so you can seek assistance from a sexual harassment attorney such as Sexual Harassment Lawyers Of Pasadena, who can provide guidance through the legal process.

Your attorney can also assist you with filing a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and can help you decide whether it is best to have the DFEH handle your complaint or to request a right-to-sue notice to initiate a lawsuit for better protection of your rights.

In the event that you do file a lawsuit, both parties will enter a phase called discovery, which involves gathering evidence and witness statements. Settlement discussions can occur at any time during the case, including during a settlement conference scheduled by the judge. Some cases may even settle after the trial has begun.

Contact Sexual Harassment Lawyers Of Pasadena

If you have faced sexual harassment in Pasadena, California, you might have a right to receive compensation. The Sexual Harassment Lawyers of Pasadena are available to assist you with navigating the legal system and ensuring that you receive the justice you deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys possess a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations concerning sexual harassment and are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims.

Our team will conduct a thorough investigation of your case, collect evidence, and develop a strong legal strategy. We will fight for your cause to ensure that your employer is held accountable for any damages you have suffered, such as lost wages, emotional distress, and medical expenses.

At the Sexual Harassment Lawyers of Pasadena, we recognize the emotional turmoil and stress that can come with a sexual harassment case. That is why we offer empathetic and individualized legal representation to alleviate the burden on you.

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