Punitive damages in retaliation complaints are granted depending upon the proof of bad faith and malice in the retaliation. They are always a toss up with the courts because the courts are hesitant to award them AND the costs of going all the way to litigation
many times eats up a good chunk of any additional money you get. However, your attorney knows your case evidence and the decision of malice and bad faith is based on that evidence so you need to make him give you an honest evaluation.
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