Damages in Los Angeles Employment Law Cases
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If your rights as an employee have been violated, then you deserve to be compensated for any losses that you’ve experienced as a result. At Alan Burton Newman, PLC, our team of legal professionals is dedicated to fighting for employees who have been mistreated and ensuring their employers are held accountable.
As a lawyer for wage and hour claims in Los Angeles, Alan Newman has faced numerous corporations including Southern California Edison, General Motors Corporation, and The Walt Disney Company, successfully winning compensation for his clients. You can be confident that Attorney Newman can thoroughly evaluate your case to determine the compensation you deserve, and he will aggressively represent your interests.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover?
Damages fall into five categories:
- Loss of past earning
- Loss of future earnings
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
- Statutory penalty
How to Determine the Amount of Damages
In a case involving wrongful termination, damages include the loss of earning. In these cases, it must be proven that the employee tried to obtain another job. Other damages include pain and suffering, particularly in sexual harassment cases. In these cases, the employer has the right to ask for an independent medical exam, which lasts half a day, to prove you are indeed emotionally distressed.
At the time of the trial, the amount of damages will depend upon what steps the employee took to get another job. For emotional distress, the issue at trial will be to what extent the employee has suffered emotional distress. The employer has the right to have its psychiatrist examine the employee. This is called an independent medical examination (IME).
Before the trial, Mr. Newman will have a psychiatrist examine the employee for emotional distress. At the trial, both experts will testify as to their opinion. Punitive damages may be awarded by the jury when the employer's conduct was malicious and oppressive and was ratified by the employer or an officer or director.
Furthermore, punitive damages may be awarded by the jury when the employer's conduct was malicious and was ratified by the corporation or was on the part of an officer or director. In wage & hour and working condition cases, there are statutory penalties which may, in certain instances, also exceed the amount of lost wages.
Learn how to determine how much your sexual harassment case is here.
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As each case is unique, it is always advised that you secure the counsel of an experienced LA lawyer. The damages you could be entitled to will depend on the legal theories underlying the case and the statute that was violated.
Harvard Attorney Alan Burton Newman can help determine whether it would be best to push for a settlement or whether litigation is the best option for you. Because he only takes clients who are being truthful, Alan Burton Newman never takes a cookie-cutter approach to a case; instead, he takes the time to listen to his client's concerns, evaluate the unique circumstances surrounding their case, and then advises them about what action they should take next. Notably, Mr. Newman only represents clients who are being honest because he prioritizes integrity.
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