Can I sue my employer for intentional infliction of emotional distress?
Also asked, how do I sue my employer for emotional distress?
You may wonder if you can sue your employer for emotional distress. If your distress is caused by the negligent or intentional acts of someone else, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages.
Secondly, what is emotional distress in legal terms? Emotional Distress Law and Legal Definition. Emotional distress is a claim of damages in lawsuits for injury due to the negligence or intentional acts of another. In most jurisdictions, emotional distress cannot be claimed for breach of contract or other business activity resulting in monetary loss.
Besides, can I sue my wife's employer for emotional distress?
Injuries on the job are covered by workers compensation. In other words, you can not sue your employer for emotional distress, for the reasons you describe.
What is the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress?
Intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED; sometimes called the tort of outrage) is a common law tort that allows individuals to recover for severe emotional distress caused by another individual who intentionally or recklessly inflicted emotional distress by behaving in an "extreme and outrageous" way.