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What damages or remedies are available for victims of sexual harassment?

Damages or Remedies for Sexual Harassment

Several different types of remedies are available under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act if you prevail in your sexual harassment claim, including:

  • Back pay – the lost pay and benefits you would have received absent the adverse personnel action (e.g., salary from the date of termination or demotion until the date of the trial);
  • Compensatory damages – damages to compensate emotional distress and reputational harm that you suffered because of the sexual harassment;
  • Punitive damages – damages to punish the company if it acted with malice or reckless indifference;
  • Lost future earnings;
  • Equitable relief, such as an order reinstating you; and/or
  • Attorney’s fee and litigation expenses

Importantly, different federal, state, and local laws may apply to your case and may allow different types and amounts of damages (Title VII, for example, has a cap on the amount of compensatory and punitive damages you can recover).

Top-Rated Sexual Harassment Lawyers

Hiring a proven and effective advocate is critical to obtaining the maximum recovery in a sexual harassment case.  U.S. News and Best Lawyers® have named Zuckerman Law a Tier 1 firm in Litigation – Labor and Employment in the Washington DC metropolitan area.  

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Client Reviews of Sex Harassment Lawyer Jason Zuckerman

We are proud of our commitment to exceptional client service, including our prompt response to all client inquiries and zealous advocacy for victims of harassment.  Recently Avvo awarded Jason Zuckerman its Client Choice Award based on client reviews.  The following two reviews were provided by former clients of Jason Zuckerman concerning sexual harassment matters:

“I truly can’t say enough good things about Jason and his team – they are incredibly effective, professional, and consistently wonderful to work with, even in very high-pressure circumstances. Jason and his colleagues were exceptionally patient with and responsive to my concerns, consulting with me on every step of the process and explaining different options. Beyond their impeccable legal representation and client advocacy, I also felt personally cared for and supported during what was a particularly nightmarish experience of workplace harassment. When needed, they also devoted significant extra time and effort to my case to ensure that my interests were protected. I am incredibly grateful for their representation and wholeheartedly recommend Zuckerman Law to anyone seeking justice in employment-related matters.”

“When I sought out a DC-based attorney to represent me, I expected a competent attorney who would get me through my sexual harassment lawsuit. What I didn’t expect was to find someone like Jason: a truly outstanding attorney who made me feel like a priority, paid close attention to detail, and brought enormous expertise to the table. I chose to hire Jason to represent me after consulting seven other lawyers — and from day one, Jason was the only one who made it clear that he actually cared about me and my case. I cannot be happier that I chose Jason. He represented me with professionalism and fearlessness every step of the way. Jason always made me feel like a priority, even though he was busy with other cases/clients simultaneously. He never rushed me or pressured me, and kept me “in the loop” the entire time while we were dealing with the opposing side.”

 

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Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.

Eric Bachman litigates employment discrimination and whistleblower retaliation cases. He can be reached at (202) 769-1681 and [email protected] Bachman is Chair of the discrimination and retaliation Practices at Zuckerman Law. Previously, Bachman served as Special Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and a Deputy Special Counsel with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.