How Much Is My Employment Law Case Worth?


How Much Is My Employment Law Case Worth?

You may have had it at work. Maybe you were fired, demoted, transferred, or your co-workers made your life so miserable at work that you quit. Do you have a case? If so, how much is it worth?

This often takes help from a licensed attorney to figure out because employment laws are complicated and they often have a narrower scope than people think. For example, employment laws don’t prohibit personality conflicts or workplace politics, but they do prohibit unlawful discrimination against certain protected classes. If you were treated unfairly because of your protected class (age, race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, etc.), you may have a claim.

Depending on what kind of claim you have, your damages can include things like lost back pay, future pay, and emotional distress. In New Mexico, state law doesn’t allow for punitive damages for employment discrimination claims but there are no caps on certain compensatory damages (the amount of money required to make you whole to remedy the discrimination you experienced). Compensatory damages in federal employment law claims, however, are capped. All of this requires advice from an experienced attorney to determine the merit of your case and how much it may be worth.

I am happy to meet with you to discuss the particulars of your case and it’s potential value.

Deena Buchanan