Lost wages (economic damages)



"Economic damages" may be awarded to a sexual harassment victim who prevails at trial. Often referred to a pecuniary damages, they are objectively verifiable monetary losses such as:

  • past and future medical and mental healthcare expenses,
  • loss of past and future earnings
  • burial costs
  • loss of use of property
  • costs of repair or replacement
  • costs of obtaining domestic services
  • loss of employment
  • loss of business or employment opportunities

If you make a claim for lost wages, the defendant (your former employer) will likely send a subpoena during the Discovery phase of the lawsuit to your new employer to obtain the new employer’s records that pertain to you. The new employer will probably be required to turn over all records relating to your earnings and the date of your employment application.


Not only is sexual harassment illegal. The law also prohibits:

Most people are familiar with workplace sexual harassment claims. Harassment in professional, business, and educational relationships are also illegal.

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