Recovery In Employment Law
If an employer fires an employee in violation of a contract, the employee may generally only recover his lost wages and benefits.
If an employee sues for discrimination, harassment, or whistleblowing, he or she may generally claim lost wages and benefits (past and future), compensation for emotional distress, and an amount designed to punish the employer if the employer acted reprehensibly. The employee may sometimes recover attorney's fees and costs, too.
It is important to know that the law requires employees to do their best to get a new job after being fired.
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