Workers' Comp Retaliation

You Don't Deserve To Get Fired For Filing A Claim

Most employers carry workers' compensation insurance to cover the costs of an injured employee's medical expenses and lost income, or even the costs of refusing coverage in a disputed claim. The costs of workers' comp insurance increase with the number of claims filed by injured workers. As a result, some employers actively discourage employees from filing claims for anything less than the most severe and disabling injuries. This policy of retaliation can take the form of firing workers who file for workers' compensation benefits.

Contact Florida employee rights attorney William Julien in Boca Raton if you have experienced retaliation from your employer for filing a workers' compensation claim, or for taking advantage of any other protected right in the workplace. While most private sector employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, it is illegal for a company to fire an employee for an unlawful reason, such as discrimination or asserting rights that are protected under state or federal law--such as the right to file for workers' comp benefits in the event of an injury on the job.

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What Are Some Forms Of Workplace Retaliation?

Examples of prohibited workplace retaliation include the following:

  • Termination for filing a workers' compensation claim
  • Termination for taking medical or family leave
  • Pressure to choose between returning to work early or losing your job
  • Discipline or termination for testifying in support of another worker's claim
  • Discipline or termination for reporting dangerous or illegal conditions

An injured worker may also be protected by disability laws.

At the Law Offices of William M. Julien in Boca Raton, we focus our practice on the protection of employees' rights. We investigate employer retaliation cases promptly and aggressively. Our experience with these claims enables us in many cases to pinpoint the facts that demonstrate the true reasons why an employer retaliated against you through termination or other improper workplace discipline.

Find Out How We Can Help

We represent clients from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, and elsewhere in South Florida. For a free consultation about your rights to damages for wrongful termination based on an employer's unlawful retaliation for filing a workers' comp claim or other protected activity, contact Florida workplace rights lawyer William Julien.