If you’ve had the demoralizing experience at work of being sexually harassed by a co-worker or superior, the damage is already done. You may have already left the job and are working in a more respectful environment. Alternatively, you could still be dealing with this abuse. Whatever your situation, as a victim of sexual harassment, you could be weighing your options and asking the all-important question: Is it worth it to pursue a lawsuit?
If you have a viable sexual harassment claim — which our law office can help you evaluate — you might be able to pursue the following remedies if you pursue a lawsuit:
Reinstatement in your former job
Many sexual harassment victims get fired as a result of complaining about the harassment. One remedy received by pursuing a lawsuit could involve getting your job back (if that’s something you want.).
Back pay multiplied by three
Some victims of sexual harassment lose the opportunity to receive a raise, or they lose income because of the harassment. This lost pay can be pursued in your lawsuit.
Lost fringe benefits
There could be various benefits that you lost, which you can pursue in court.
Compensation for emotional distress
The emotional stresses endured by sexual harassment victims can be intense. You may be able to receive money as compensation for this.
Attorneys’ fees and court costs
You can also pursue compensation for the costs associated with pursuing your suit.
Mandatory sexual harassment training procedures for the company
As an added bonus, your sexual harassment case could require your employer to institute new training policies that ensure no one else at your company suffers from this kind of abuse in the future.
If you have further questions about the remedies available to sexual harassment victims, our law firm is available to discuss your case with you.