Plaintiffs in NJ are entitled to emotional distress damages in NJ Employment Law claims involving discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment. NJ Emotional distress damages are set by a jury and/or a judge. The damages are based on the amount of suffering and anguish that someone suffered as a result of the discrimination, harassment, or sexual harassment. Emotional distress damages are not required to be supported by expert testimony. Typically the emotional distress damages are established by the plaintiff through testimony regarding the anguish, humiliation and other events that occurred as a result of the discrimination, harassment or sexual harassment. These damages have a wide range anywhere from $1,000 to $1,000,000 or more depending on the type of emotional distress. However, please keep in mind that often times these verdicts for emotional distress will be reduced by the judge to a fraction of the amount awarded by the jury.
If you believe you are entitled to NJ Emotional Distress Damages as a result of discrimination, harassment, or sexual harassment, contact our New Jersey Employment Lawyers for free consultation.