Can a person who has be terminated for the state of va based on racial descrimination obain punitive damages?

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Can a person who has be terminated for the state of va based on racial descrimination obain punitive damages?

Asked on June 28, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

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M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

My understanding is that punitive damages are allowable for wrongful discharge suits in the state of Virginia.  They are also available in federal cases, no matter what state that they are filed in.

You may want to place a call into an attorney licensed in your area to confirm this.


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