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These Are the Damages You Might Be Eligible to Recover Compensation for in a Wrongful Termination Case

These Are the Damages You Might Be Eligible to Recover Compensation for in a Wrongful Termination Case

These Are the Damages You Might Be Eligible to Recover Compensation for in a Wrongful Termination CaseYou may be eligible to compensation if you were unlawfully fired by your employer, perhaps for reasons related to your ethnicity or religion. Making you whole again is the objective of a lawsuit in a case of wrongful termination.

In other words, if you hadn’t been unlawfully fired, you ought to be reinstated in the same position that you were in—or ought to have been in. So what kind of damages are you likely to get if your employer fired you in breach of the law? Keep reading to learn what you could recover and then contact PLBSH at (800) 435-7542 for a legal consultation.

The types of damages that might apply

In wrongful termination cases, plaintiffs (the people bringing the complaint) are eligible for a variety of damages. These consist of monetary losses, compensating losses, and punitive losses. The amount of damages you can collect and the types of damages you are entitled to in your instance, however, may be constrained by a number of variables. The kind of damages you might be able to anticipate in your case can be discussed with a knowledgeable wrongful termination lawyer.

Economic damages are generally the main damages

A wrongful termination case’s major element is frequently economic damages. They can consist of a variety of damages, such as the reimbursement of lost wages, which can be further divided into back pay and front pay. Back pay is the amount of money you lost as a result of your erroneous termination. From the day you were unfairly fired to the start of the trial, it is determined. Lost salary, bonuses, benefits, and overtime compensation are typically included.

However, in order to minimize your back pay damages, you will need to look for new work that is on par with the position you held before to being fired. Your new job’s earnings will be used to reduce the amount of back pay damages awarded. For the period of time between the court’s decision and the employee’s reinstatement to work, front pay is a distinct form of compensation. A front pay award may be given in place of reinstatement if it is not offered.

Compensatory damages

The purpose of compensatory damages is to compensate an employee for any losses sustained as a result of being unlawfully terminated. This might cover a variety of potential losses, such as the price of job searches, emotional distress, and medical bills.

Punitive damages

Additionally, employers that have committed particularly egregious or careless acts of discrimination may be subject to punitive damages awards. However, it doesn’t happen very often. You must demonstrate one of two things in order to receive punitive damages: either your employer discriminated against you or retaliated against you knowing that doing so violated the law, or your employer engaged in egregious or outrageous behavior from which it was possible to infer malice or reckless indifference.

Based on the number of employees a company has, punitive penalties are capped at $50,000 for employers with under 100 employees and $300,000 for employers with more than 500 employees.

You could be eligible to sue your employer for damages if you believe that your termination was unfair. Our legal team at PLBSH is ready to help you. Just call us at (800) 435-7542 for assistance.

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