What Is the Value of My Disability Discrimination Lawsuit?
Employees constantly approach our law firm with many questions about workplace discrimination. There are many types of discrimination that can occur in the workplace. Unfortunately, many employers disregard the federal and state laws that protect employees from discrimination in their place of work. Because employment discrimination continues to be prominent, many victims contact our law firm with questions about one of the major forms of employment discrimination—disability discrimination.
Some questions that our clients ask about disability discrimination include the following:
- How much is a disability discrimination case worth?
- How much is the value of my case?
- What is the average settlement for a disability discrimination case?
The victims of disability discrimination who contact us with these questions have usually already considered taking legal action but need additional information about the value of their case before making a decision. The questions listed above will be addressed throughout the following sections. You will find information about the value of your case along with the influencing factors that affect its value. You will also find a few examples of past disability discrimination settlements and verdicts to help you understand how different cases are valued. Although you are expected to find the following sections informative, the details are general and should not be used in the place of a consultation with an experienced attorney. You must contact an attorney with an extensive history of handling disability discrimination lawsuits.
California Employment Attorneys Group is a law firm dedicated to helping victimized employees. Our attorneys have the experience necessary in discrimination cases—including disability discrimination cases. Our attorneys will evaluate your situation and give you all the information you need to decide on filing a lawsuit against your employer. You should contact California Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible.
Past Settlements and Verdicts
If you have considered filing a lawsuit against your employer for disability discrimination, you have likely thought about the payout or the amount you can receive for your claim. Disability discrimination settlement amounts are never the same—there is not one value that covers all cases. Because of this, it is important for a victim of disability discrimination to contact California Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. An attorney will evaluate the case and provide an estimated case value. Below, you can find a list of past settlements and verdicts:
- $4.5 million—deaf employees were not given the proper tools to succeed in the job; additionally, the deaf employees were constantly being subjected to scrutiny from management and coworkers.
- $240 million—in a class action lawsuit, a company was accused of mentally and physically abusing 32 employees with mental disabilities.
- $3.5 million—a store manager was discriminated against and eventually terminated after a serious disability diagnosis.
As you can see, the value of a disability discrimination case can vary. To get more information on the average value of a disability discrimination lawsuit and the estimated value of your case, you should immediately contact an attorney at California Employment Attorneys Group. Our lawyers have the expertise necessary to tell you how much you can expect to receive as compensation.
Compensation Available for Disability Discrimination Cases
The settlement amount of a disability discrimination lawsuit depends on the compensation that a plaintiff is eligible to receive. What compensation is available for disability discrimination cases? Below, you can find a list of the different types of compensation you might receive for your disability discrimination case:
- Lost wages—if you were discriminated against and subsequently experienced illegal firing, you will likely be eligible to receive compensation for the wages you lost after being fired because of your disability. If you did not experience wrongful firing, you might still be eligible to receive compensation for lost wages. If the discrimination affected your ability to earn wages in the form of pay raises, pay increases with promotions, or bonuses, you might be eligible to receive that compensation.
- Pain and suffering—discrimination based on disability can cause the victim mental and emotional distress. You might have experienced fear, depression, and anxiety among other things. Before being compensated for the mental and emotional distressed caused by the disability discrimination, you will likely be evaluated by a professional.
- Punitive damages—if the company or employer is found to have purposefully and maliciously discriminated against a disabled individual, the lawsuit might result in punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish the employer and try to prevent discriminatory incidents from reoccurring.
A lawsuit might result in other things as well. For example, the employer might be ordered to reinstate an employee that was terminated because of disability discrimination. Or, the employer might be ordered to make policy changes to ensure that no employee is discriminated against in the future.
As you can see, the outcome of a lawsuit can vary depending on the compensation that a plaintiff is eligible to receive. To find out what compensation you are eligible to receive, you must contact a law firm experienced in disability discrimination cases. The attorneys at California Employment Attorneys Group can help you. Our attorneys will evaluate the details of your case and give you more information on the types of compensation you might be eligible to receive—do not hesitate to contact California Employment Attorneys Group.
California Employment Attorneys Group
California Employment Attorneys Group is a law firm dedicated to helping employees fight for their rights. Many employees are subjected to unfair treatment because of a personal characteristic—like a disability. Although there are both federal and state laws that prohibit disability discrimination, many employers continue to discriminate against the employees that have different abilities. If you have been the victim of disability discrimination, you must take action. You should not allow the discrimination to continue—as it could worsen and cause you further distress. You must contact California Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible and speak with our attorneys. Our attorneys will evaluate your situation and offer legal advice that can help you understand your options.
California Employment Attorneys Group understands the distress and hardship that accompanies being the victim of disability discrimination. We do not want to give you more reasons for which to stress. Instead, we would like to give you peace of mind. How does California Employment Attorneys Group give you peace of mind? Our law firm offers free consultations and free second opinions—so you can access our attorneys without worrying about any legal expenses. During your free consultation, our experienced disability discrimination attorneys will answer all your questions and address all your concerns—including everything surrounding the value of your case. We guarantee that, after your consultation, you will have the information and the confidence necessary to begin a lawsuit against your employer. If you already have an attorney with another law firm, you might still benefit from a free second opinion from the attorneys at California Employment Attorneys Group. If you are unsure about needing a second opinion, you should reflect on your experience with your current attorney. You should ask yourself the following questions: Did my attorney rush through my consultation? Did my attorney leave me with more questions than answers? Did my attorney leave out any important information that could affect the outcome of my case? Is my attorney incompetent? If you answered yes to any of the questions just mentioned, you should consider contacting California Employment Attorneys Group as soon as possible. Unfortunately, many attorneys prioritize the number of clients they can serve in a day rather than offering exceptional legal service. Because of this, they rush through consultations often overlook or neglect important details that can affect the outcome of a lawsuit. Is losing your lawsuit a risk you are willing to take? If you are not willing to take that risk, you must immediately contact California Employment Attorneys Group for a free second opinion.
California Employment Attorneys Group will always prioritize the clients that trust us in handling their cases. We aim to ensure that we provide the best legal service possible. Through our Zero-Fee guarantee, we ensure that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront fees for any of our services. Our law firm is strictly based on contingency, so our clients will not have to pay anything until our expert disability discrimination lawyers win their case—do not hesitate to call our law firm to schedule a free consultation or free second opinion with our skilled lawyers.