What Damages Can Sexual Harassment Lawyers Help Me Recover?
If you have been the victim of inappropriate conduct, sexual harassment attorneys can help you recover compensation for what you have been put through.
Once you and your sexual harassment lawyers have gone through the process of gathering evidence, reporting the harassment, filing a lawsuit, you will then begin the process of negotiating a settlement. In order to avoid the negative publicity that goes hand in hand with a sexual harassment lawsuit, many companies will settle before your case ever makes it to trial. It is the job of sexual harassment attorneys to negotiate on your behalf, and to ensure that you are fully compensated for your distress.
Our sexual harassment lawyers will ensure that you receive a settlement offer that you are entitled to. If both parties cannot agree on a settlement offer, then our sexual harassment attorneys are more than prepared to take your case to trial.
Regardless of which route your case takes, you are entitled to compensation for the damages you have incurred. Our sexual harassment attorneys can help you recover the following types of damages:
Punitive Damages. Even though you may not have lost any wages, you may still be eligible to recover punitive damages. Examples of someone who is entitled to punitive damages include employers who were aware of the sexual harassment occurring, but did not take any steps to intervene or stop the situation from happening. Depending on where you live, the most you can be awarded depends on the number of employees in your company. Laws differ from state to state, and may have different limits than federal law. For this reason, our sexual harassment lawyers can help you decide which claim would be the most profitable for you.
Medical Expenses. More often than not, victims of sexual abuse need to seek medical treatment. If you had to pay out of pocket for medical expenses as a result of sexual harassment, then our sexual harassment lawyers may be able to help you recover damages for what you have been through. Specifically, medical expenses as a result of sexual harassment can include psychiatric treatment and counseling.
Reinstatement. Were you terminated from your job as a result of sexual harassment? Our sexual harassment attorneys may be able to get a ruling from the court that requires your former employer to either offer you a new position or reinstate you to your previous position.
Loss of Consortium. When one one or both partners in a marriage suffer as a result of sexual harassment, it is called loss of consortium. If the relationship suffers due to an inability to engage in the activities the couple engaged in before, then you may be entitled to recover damages.
Activities that suffer as a result of sexual harassment include but are not limited to:
- Child-raising responsibilities
- Household responsibilities
- Loss of affection, companionship, and love
- Recreational activities
- Sexual relations
- Social relations
Essentially, when there is a disruption to the marriage that causes substantial damage to the couple in question, your sexual harassment attorneys may be able to help you receive the compensation you are rightfully entitled to.
Contact us to learn more about how our sexual harassment attorneys can help you recover the damages you are entitled to.