Emotional distress damages are monetary damages that are designed to compensate you for emotional harm that you suffered. Let’s say for example that you had sleepless nights, or strains in your family relations, or reputational harm.
And there are two main ways to prove emotional distress damages. The first is that you or your friends and family can testify about how the employer’s discrimination or retaliation has affected you at home and caused you, for example, sleepless nights.
The second way to prove emotional distress damages is to hire an expert. That expert will evaluate you and determine if you have some sort of medical diagnosis such as depression. In general, where there is an expert involved, the amount of emotional distress damages will be higher than when it’s just you or your family testifying about the harm you suffered.
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