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Front Pay

Definition - What does Front Pay mean?

Front pay refers to the money awarded because of the lost compensation that occurs during the period of judgment and reinstatement, or during cases where reinstatement is not feasible (in place of reinstatement). Front pay can also be understood as the amount that equals to lost earnings.

Justipedia explains Front Pay

Front pay does not form a part of compensatory damages. This means that the Civil Rights Act's (1991) cap on compensatory damages is not applicable on front pay. An employer who's been proven to be intentionally discriminatory is most likely to be liable for back pay and front pay, along with punitive damages.

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