Did you know there are laws that protect workers from being disciplined or terminated for reporting work-related injuries and/or filing worker’s compensation claims?
Each year, thousands of workers suffer work-related injuries, requiring medical attention. Often, these injuries require the worker to take time off work for their treatment and care.
Employers cannot do anything to prevent an injured employee from filing a worker’s compensation claim and cannot discriminate against workers because of their worker’s compensation injuries. Examples of retaliation may include:
- Transferring, demoting or reducing hours for an employee because of a worker’s compensation claim
- Firing an employee either before a claim can be filed or because a claim is filed.
- Reducing an employee’s pay (not in accordance with worker’s compensation guidelines)
- Intimidating or threatening an injured employee
- Disciplining an employee for filing a claim
If you have been treated unfairly after being injured on the job, contact Tammy Bowles Raines for a free consultation.