Is Your Employer Retaliating After You Filed For Workers’ Compensation?
Employers know it, and you should know it too: It is illegal for them to retaliate against you simply because you filed a workers’ compensation claim after a workplace injury.
The workers’ compensation program is designed to help workers and protect employers from litigation. Unfortunately, too many employers also use a workers’ compensation claim as an excuse to harass, discriminate against and even fire employees.
If a worker has been hurt, missed time away from work while recovering, tried to return to work and encountered closed doors, it is time to investigate and discover the true reasons.
Morgan, White-Davis & Martinez, P.A., has helped many injured workers in Florida to fight back in the face of harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination. We are ready to evaluate your case and if warranted, we will initiate an investigation to discover whether your employer has done something illegal.
If We Discover Wrongdoing By Your Employer
When we represent you in a wrongful termination claim or another legal action against your employer in connection with your workers’ compensation status, it will be because we believe in your case. With your collaboration, we will prepare to bring a lawsuit against your employer. A successful outcome might be one or more of the following:
- Reinstatement to your former job
- Rehiring for another position that may involve disability accommodations
- Remedying and rectifying any harassment or discrimination that you have experienced in the workplace
- Recovering back pay for you if you were let go without justification
- Recovering punitive damages for you as compensation for your anguish and other nonfinancial losses
Through a successful claim or lawsuit, you may make a difference for future employees, as well as yourself. Your employer will then know in no uncertain terms that retaliating against employees for filing workers’ compensation claims is illegal and will not be tolerated.
Get An Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer On Your Side
We can advise you on how to prevent retaliation, how to document retaliation and how to fight back if you have already paid too high a price through termination.