The Sanders Firm, P.C.: Compensatory Damages Remedy
The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York City represents clients in civil rights lawsuits. We work to ensure each person we represent receives proper remedies from the court, including compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are different from punitive damages in that the latter are utilized to punish a defendant while the former are intended to replace what a plaintiff has lost in terms of monetary value. Compensatory damages are awarded in civil lawsuits and may include money for lost wages, medical expenses, and property loss.
When The Sanders Firm, P.C. represents a client in a civil rights case, we are always seeking the highest award you qualify for in compensatory damages. In preparing your case, we will make sure that we understand how much you have lost monetarily and what can be considered compensatory damages. The remedy of compensatory damages is important as it can greatly aid the plaintiff in their fight to regain their financial footing.
Compensatory damages pertain to any monetary loss you may have suffered. For example, perhaps you lost your job due to discriminatory practices. If you file a discrimination lawsuit, the outcome could result in the receipt of compensation for your lost wages and benefits or perhaps you bring a civil rights lawsuit regarding sexual harassment, the outcome could result in the receipt of compensatory damages based on mental distress and its effects on your job and career.
Limits on Compensation
Often there are limits on compensatory and punitive damages. First, compensatory damages are limited, in that they are specifically designed to make up for monetary losses you actually suffered. Still, there may be additional limits based upon statutes, rules and/or contractual agreement.
For example, under Title VII employment discrimination cases, the following limits apply to compensatory damages
- For employers with 15-100 employees, the limit is $50,000.
- For employers with 101-200 employees, the limit is $100,000.
- For employers with 201-500 employees, the limit is $200,000.
- For employers with more than 500 employees, the limit is $150,000
Suffering a Loss
If you have suffered a loss and feel that you have a case that involves compensatory damages, contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York. We are passionate about defending your rights in civil rights cases and in ensuring that you receive all of the compensatory damages that you deserve. It is important that you do not go this alone, as it takes a tenacious fighter who understands the law to win these cases.
When you contact us, we will discuss your case with you, including its viability, and suggest possible actions. The Sanders Firm, P.C. will work hard for you, providing personalized service. We vigorously represent clients in the New York City area who have suffered an injustice and deserve to be heard in a court of law. Contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. The Sanders Firm, P.C. is your voice for justice.