How much can I realistically expect to recover from my case? What is my case worth?
An employment lawsuit is a time‑consuming and sometimes expensive venture, and we want to set fair expectations with our clients from start of our relationship. We value honesty and hope our clients do as well.
Whether or not a lawsuit is worth it, at the end of the day, is something that should be discussed and thought about from the very beginning of our relationship. The value of an employment lawsuit is usually driven by the amount of wages the employee has lost if he or she has been fired or demoted, and secondarily by the emotional distress the employee has suffered as a result of the discrimination or harassment at work.
If you are considering filing an employment lawsuit due to discrimination or harassment in the workplace, you should have an honest discussion with an employment lawyer about the value of the case and what can be realistically expected. Many cases settle before trial, so understanding the value of your claim before settlement discussions likely begin can help set your expectations realistically.
We encourage you to visit our other Frequently Asked Questions pages:
- What can I expect during the employment law process?
- What should I expect if we have to take my case to trial? Is it worth it?
- What are my most basic rights as an employee in Ohio?
To learn more, or discuss your specific circumstances, contact us today. We can provide the guidance you need during this time of uncertainty and help you reach decisions that are right for your situation.