Can I sue my employer for singling me out?
Under both California and federal employment laws, workers are protected from undue stress, harassment, negligence and unsafe working environments. So, yes you can sue your employer for workplace stress under certain circumstances.
Can a lawsuit be considered harassment?
If you have experienced at least two harassing incidents by the same person or group of people, it is considered harassment, and you can take action in civil court against the person or people harassing you. Making a civil claim can also help you get compensation, a restraining order, or an Order of Protection.
Can you sue someone for harassment on social media?
Yes, you may sue someone for civil wrongs (or torts) such as defamation, harassment, and public disclosure of private fact that has occurred online.
Can I sue for emotional distress?
The courts recognize emotional distress as a type of damage that can be recovered through a civil lawsuit. This means you can sue someone for emotional trauma or distress if you can provide evidence to support your claims.
How much can you get for emotional distress lawsuit?
Emotional distress can often qualify for both special and general damages. Because of this, pain and suffering compensation usually amounts to 2 to 5 times the total costs of medical bills (therapies, medications, etc.) and lost wages from missed work. This amount can vary significantly on a case-by-case basis.
Can I sue Facebook for emotional distress?
Can I sue Facebook for posting it? No. For example, if you had a significant number of business contacts on Facebook and Twitter, you could track and show a significant drop in business if those contacts thought the information was true. You might also be able to make a claim for emotional distress.
Can I sue for harassment emotional distress?
Can you sue someone for mental stress?
If someone causes you mental stress and trauma — such as anxiety or paranoia — you can sue him or her for damages under the legal theory of emotional distress. Damages are awarded only when certain circumstances are present.