Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
I am about to enter into negotiations for settlement with a federal agency over unfair evaluations, failure to award compensatory time for hours worked, disparate treatment in the awarding of compensatory time, and retaliation and harassment. What are reasonable damages when one can show the stress affected one’s health and you are a disabled employee?
“Ask the Lawyer” cannot give advice on specific cases. Stress affecting health can be a basis for damages. The amount varies from case to case depending on circumstances.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.
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