What types of damages can I recover in a wrongful termination claim?
There are several different types of damages an employee can recover when filing a wrongful termination claim against their employer. They generally include compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorney’s fees. In some cases, the employee may be reinstated to their former job or a similar position.
Compensatory damages consist of monetary compensation for the employee’s lost wages and benefits. Damages for emotional distress, physical pain or loss of professional reputation may also be awarded. Punitive damages are possible in certain extreme cases to punish an employer for serious wrongdoing and prevent them from engaging in future misconduct.
The types of damages you are awarded depend on the details of your case. An employment law attorney can help you determine the full extent of compensation you may be entitled to recover in your wrongful termination case.
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