Category Archives: Damages

FLSA Retaliation – Can A Plaintiff Obtain Punitive Damages?

Federal appellate courts that have considered the issue are split on whether a plaintiff can recover punitive damages in a FLSA retaliation claim. Compare Travis, 921 F.2d at 111–12 (punitive damages are available in an FLSA retaliation claim), with Snapp … Continue reading

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FLSA Retaliation – Can A Plaintiff Obtain Emotional Distress Damages?

The damages provision of the anti-retaliation section of the FLSA states in relevant part: Any employer who violates the provisions of section 215(a)(3) of this title shall be liable for such legal or equitable relief as may be appropriate to … Continue reading

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What Damages Are Available Under SOX

Our paper also discusses what types of damages are available in SOX retaliation cases. Courts Hold SOX Does Not Provide For Mental Anguish Damages An employee prevailing on a claim brought under Section 1514A shall be entitled to “all relief … Continue reading

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