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How can I prove my pain and suffering?

How can I prove my pain and suffering?

How can I prove my pain and suffering?  If you claim intentional infliction of emotional distress in an employment discrimination case, you will need to demonstrate the employer’s actions were extreme and outrageous.  I will warn you that most states have a high bar to succeeding on this claim.  Most states allow intentional infliction of emotional distress in the sexual discrimination and sexual assault context in the employment context.  In all other protected trait cases such as age, race, disability, etc. the courts are reluctant to lean on the side of the employee and outright dismiss these cases.

If you have a claim for intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, you can prove damages by providing treatment notes and diagnosis by your mental health treatment provider.  Typically, employees who suffer from emotional distress assert they suffer from weight loss, weight gain, problems in their marriage, depression, anxiety, cognitive dysfunction, etc.

Carey & Associates P.C. provides employment counseling to help employees and professionals with all aspects of their current employment development and beyond the attention of the employer.

Carey & Associates, P.C. represents employees and executives nationwide from all industries and professions in employment law matters. We collaborate with clients to find workable and cost-sensitive solutions to contract disputes, severance negotiations, general employment conflicts and office politics, compensation, and employment discrimination without resorting to litigation. We empower clients of all employment levels to embrace work and career challenges that exist just slightly outside their comfort zones. We believe growth and adversity are good for the soul. We also believe that the playing field of work is always level, it just depends on your perception and where you derive your knowledge of how to succeed.

We handle severance agreements every day. In fact, we probably have twenty or more severance negotiations occurring at any moment in time during the week.  We want to share some insights about negotiating severance agreements to help you better understand the deal in front of you and avoid costly mistakes.

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Mark and his team at Carey & Associates are incredibly knowledgeable about Employment Law and have walked me through every step of the way. Their approach and guidance has been extremely effective in dealing with my case. They instill a sense of confidence by laying out the facts, caselaw, and risk assessment to help make well informed decisions. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an Employment Attorney.


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