LIST OF EEOC AWARDS FOR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS DAMAGES OVER $100,000
Too often employees decide not to file a discrimination claim because they believe it will mean a lot of work and heartache for very little payoff. We have tried to regularly post material to help you show that there can be very big and satisfying payoffs, one of which is money damages of $100,000 or more just for the emotional damages caused by discrimination. (See “Getting $$$,$$$ For Emotional Stress.”) However, Joshua F. Bowers, a private DC attorney, representing federal employees just posted in June a far more thorough list of all the cases where EEOC has awarded $100,000 or more for emotional stress. We borrowed the title of his article for this post and strongly recommend you check it out, especially when trying to give an undecided employee a little more motivation to stand up for himself or herself. Thanks, Josh.