Workplace retaliation occurs when an employer fires, demotes, harasses, or otherwise “retaliates” against a person (job applicants or employees) because the person complained to their employer about discrimination on the job or because the person participated in a suit or claim against the employer. The law forbids employers from retaliating against employees for these reasons, but this doesn’t stop some employers from taking these actions.
In our work representing Worker’s Compensation clients, we have encountered several clients who have been fired, demoted, harassed, or retaliated against by their employers because they filed a Worker’s Compensation claim. If you have recently filed a Worker’s Compensation claim due to a work injury and have had any of these things done to you by your employer, you may have a claim for workplace retaliation.
If you think you have been retaliated against by your employer due to your filing of a Worker’s Compensation claim or for any other reason, please contact us at 800-842-0426 and we will provide the help you need.