Job Loss after a Work Injury
Many injured workers are hesitant to report a work injury because they are afraid their employer will fire them. However, the law protects employees from employer retaliation.
Reporting work injuries and receiving proper medical treatment is the best way for a worker to stay healthy and productive. By reporting your injury, you are also protected from employer retaliation. If your benefits have been denied because you did not report your work injury, we can help.
In Minnesota, you have legal remedies if your employer retaliates against you in response for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Examples of retaliation include:
- Firing you
- Giving you an unfavorable job assignment
- Giving you a negative performance review
- Failing to promote you
- Threatening or harassing you
- Demoting you
You should not be afraid of losing your job or being punished for reporting an on-the-job injury. If your employer takes any adverse action against you after you have filed a workers’ compensation claim, you should contact a skilled attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. have more than four decades of combined experience protecting the rights of injured workers.