You were injured, and your injury prevents you from doing your job. You filed a Workers’ Compensation claim. Your employer cannot lawfully terminate your employment for filing the Workers’ Comp claim, but he can still fire you for unrelated reasons.
However, if your employment is terminated during the time when you are injured and pursuing that claim, you may have an employment discrimination case. Your employer has reason to try to avoid dealing with the implications of Workers’ Compensation for his business, but terminating you to achieve this is unlawful, so the employer may have looked for other excuses for the termination. A common example is to cite a tendency to arrive late or leave early from work.
If this describes your situation, contact us, and we will refer you to the firm that handles these types of cases. You may very well have a viable employment discrimination case. Watch the video to learn more.
If you have been injured in the course of your employment and you have additional questions, call us at 609-771-8611. I welcome your call. Review our media library on our website at http://www.GaylordPopp.com to learn more about Workers’ Compensation.
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