At Workplace Sexual Harassment Attorneys, we understand the deep emotional and financial strain that sexual harassment can cause. We believe you deserve compensation for the harm you’ve experienced, whether it’s due to retaliation after reporting sexual harassment or sexual harassment when working remotely. In this article, we guide you on what to expect when you’re seeking damages in a California sexual harassment lawsuit.
Determining Damages in a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
The amount of compensation you can receive from a sexual harassment lawsuit depends on several factors. These include the nature and severity of the harassment, its impact on your emotional and mental well-being, the effect on your career and earnings, and how your employer responded to the harassment.
Types of Damages
Understanding the types of damages you can receive is an essential step in the process of gathering evidence for a sexual harassment suit. Let’s explore them:
- Economic Damages: These include quantifiable financial losses, such as lost wages, missed promotions, or loss of job benefits due to harassment or subsequent retaliation.
- Non-Economic Damages: Non-economic damages account for non-quantifiable losses. These might include emotional distress, pain, suffering, or loss of enjoyment of life due to the harassment.
- Punitive Damages: Occasionally, the court may award punitive damages. These are meant to punish the harasser or employer and deter similar behavior in the future.
California Laws and Regulations
In California, there are specific laws governing sexual harassment and the damages awarded in such cases. Unlike federal law, California law does not cap damages for state law claims, which means potential compensation could be higher for some plaintiffs.
The Role of a Good Lawyer
Every sexual harassment case is unique, and the potential compensation varies based on numerous factors. Having a committed attorney by your side can significantly influence the outcome of your lawsuit. A good attorney will guide you through the complexities of the legal system, help document your case effectively, and advocate tirelessly on your behalf.
We offer a free consultation to discuss your case, and we operate on a “no recovery, no fee” basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you win your case. If you’ve experienced sexual harassment, reach out to us today – we’re here to help.