Can My Employer Fire Me Because I Filed A Workers Compensation Claim?

No. Your employer cannot treat you any differently because you filed a workers’ compensation claim. Depending on your state’s laws, if your employer harasses or fires you because you filed a workers compensation claim, it will be considered “retaliation” for you exercising a legal right, (the filing of a workers compensation claim) which is considered retalitory termination which is illegal and against public policy. Consequently, you will have the legal right to file a “wrongful discharge” lawsuit against your employer and collect damages for having been terminated illegally.

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