09 Feb Is Future Employability Something That Courts Consider When Calculating Damages?
Possibly. The key to this issue is that no matter who you are or what disability you have, and for whatever the reason you are wrongfully terminated, you have an obligation to try and mitigate your damages. This means that if you’re terminated, you have to look for another job so that your damages don’t keep growing and growing.
For a client who is obviously disabled and would likely have a hard time finding another job, I would argue that the employer who broke the law and engaged in discrimination should be, to a certain extent, responsible for the employee’s inability to secure another job. But it is important for a person who is wrongfully terminated because of a disability to make a good-faith effort to find a comparable job.
If you have been wrongfully terminated because of a disability or a need for a disability accommodation, contact an employment lawyer today at the Khadder Law Firm for a free initial consultation.