Remedies under Major Employment Laws Chart (NY)


This chart provides an overview of the remedies available under the major employment-related statutes in the state of New York. In particular, the chart summarizes economic and compensatory damages, which are intended to compensate plaintiffs or make them whole by restoring them to the place they would have been without the injury or violation. Punitive damages punish wrongdoers by adding additional penalties. Some statutes allow for the shifting of prevailing parties’ attorney’s fees and costs to losing parties. Other remedies include injunctive relief, which is almost always non-monetary in nature. One example is a restraining order prohibiting the defendant from continuing the harmful behavior. “Other remedies” captures anything that doesn’t fit neatly into any of these categories, such as compensation for expert witness fees.