Every 98 seconds someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. In fact, statistics show that men filing sexually harassment charges have increased in recent years. That means anyone can be a victim of sexual harassment nowadays.
This is especially true for Los Angeles, as California is among the leading states where sexual harassment prevails. If you have been sexually assaulted or are a victim of sexual harassment, do consult a Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney to know your most effective and safest strategy to obtain the maximum compensation. You’re entitled to compensation if you’ve been a victim of sexual advances, comments or actions of sexual nature in Los Angeles.
Call our sexual harassment lawyer at 310-527-6994 to discuss your particular case and determine the approx. value of compensation. Here are at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers we respect your confidentiality and we represent you in your best interests to seek damages from the assailant as well as the employer for failing to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. But how much can you actually obtain from a sexual harassment lawsuit in Los Angeles?
Back pay can bring you a sizable compensation if you were sexually harassed at work. That means if you were denied a raise, promotion or were fired due to sexual harassment, you’re entitled to back pay, which includes:
- wages and raises
- benefits (health insurance), bonuses and commissions
- vacation or sick pay
- retirement benefits
- profit sharing
However, employment law limits back pay to 2 years from the time you filed a sexual harassment lawsuit. It may be confusing to assess the full compensation in your particular case, which is why it’s vital to consult an experienced Los Angeles sexual harassment attorney to determine how much you can obtain from a lawsuit.
A court can bring you back your former position, if you were fired or forced to quit your job due to harassment. However, in some sexual harassment lawsuits, reinstatement is impractical. If reinstatement is impractical in your case, a jury may rule that you’re entitled to front pay.
When deciding how much front pay you’ll receive as a result of sexual harassment, a jury will consider your age, the approx. the time it would take you to find the same job, how long you worked for your previous employer as well as how long your colleagues have worked for the employer. Contact our Los Angeles sexual harassment lawyer at Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers to assess how much you can obtain from front pay.
Receiving punitive damages, also known as compensatory damages, can also substantially increase your compensation for sexual harassment in the workplace in Los Angeles.
Punitive damages include compensation for the pain and suffering due to sexual harassment, any damage done to your reputation as well as medical bills (including paid visits to a therapist) and job search costs.
Under federal law, you can obtain:
- max. $50,000 if there were 15-100 employees working for the same employer
- max. $100,000 for 101-200 employees
- max. $200,000 for 201-500 employees and
- max. $300,000 for more than 500 employees
Let our sexual harassment attorney complete a full investigation of your particular case, and determine the approx. cost of compensation for back pay, front pay as well as punitive damages. Call Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers at 310-527-6994.