Non-Pecuniary, Compensatory Damages in the Federal Sector

When a federal employee prevails in a discrimination claim, that employee is generally is entitled to damages for emotional and physical harm caused by the discrimination. These damages are referred to as non-pecuniary, compensatory damages. However, there is much confusion over the legals standards that apply to such awards. Our latest guidance seeks to clarify the legal standards that are applicable to these awards of damages.

Federal Sector: Non-Pecuniary, Compensatory Damages