I’m a female employee. I had sexual advances made towards me by one of the companies upper management. It included inappropriate comments, text I that I still have asking me to send sexy photos, and an attempt to kiss me twice.
Long story short - I went to HR.... they asked how much I was asking for. I need to know how much the avg out of court cash settlement is. FYI - I made $35,000-45,000 per year.
Settlement details are most frequently secret---with non disclosure agreements so nobody really knows what the 'average' is. Get with a local attorney before you price yourself into a law suit, or take way to little (dollars to donuts, they don't intend to pay anything, they are just jerking you around).
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There is no such this as an "average" settlement because the amount of a settlement is dependent upon several factors. The two main factors are liability and damages. However, other factors can effect the amount including whether the employer has a viable legal defense, how the employer values the case, and the employer's litigation strategies. I recommend you consult directly with an experienced employment attorney as soon as possible to help you work through those factors, determine a reasonable range for settlement as well as what the opening offer should be.
Kirk J. Angel, licensed in NC and TN, is an experienced attorney who focuses his practice on employment law. Mr. Angel, who has practiced employment law for more than 20 years, represents clients throughout North Carolina, Eastern and Middle Tennessee including federal employees. This response is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Additionally, this response does not create an attorney client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer in your state who practices in the appropriate area.
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