Employment Law: I Need a Remedy – Punitive Damages and Attorney’s Fees (Part 4)

Punitive damages and reasonable attorney’s fees are available in most types of employment cases.  Punitive damages punish the defendant-employer. To recover these damages, you must prove that your employer acted “with malice or with reckless indifference.” In other words, the employer intentionally discriminated or retaliated against you. In 2008, a former FedEx employee received a punitive damages award of $100,000 because the employer denied his requests for an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. [...]