The monetary recovery available to you in a sexual harassment case are a full array of tort remedies designed to make the victim whole. You may get any lost wages, for example, if the victim of sexual harassment is denied promotion, or terminated because of refusing sexual advances. Whatever economic loss can be proven is recoverable, including attorneys’ fees.
In addition, one of the most significant damages typically recoverable in harassment cases for the victim is emotional distress, from sleeplessness to worry, grief, anxiety, and depression, all of which are very common for sexual harassment victims. That is often one of the biggest elements of recovery.
You need to satisfy the requirements under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, which basically means you must file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and get a Right to Sue Notice issued from that department.
Meet with an experienced sexual harassment lawyer before you file your complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
A cautionary note to victims of sexual harassment and other acts prohibited by the Fair Employment Housing Act is to make sure you consult with experienced counsel to ensure that all of your possible claims are included in the complaint you filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
If you do, then you can get a judgment at trial in addition to whatever the jury awards you to compensate for out-of-pocket as well as the emotional distress injuries. You also get your attorney’s fees paid, which makes a substantial difference because these relationships are almost always on a contingency fee basis. The availability of attorney’s fees will automatically result in a greater recovery to the plaintiff.