Workplace injuries give the injured employee the right to file a claim for workers’ compensation. Despite California laws which clearly lay out this right, many employers choose to retaliate against employees who do file a workers’ comp claim. While all forms of retaliation are illegal, the last course of action is naturally the most severe.
If you were terminated after filing a workers’ compensation claim, we at Pacific Workers’ Compensation Law Center want to help. Our team of retaliation attorneys share more than 130 years of experience and believes in the just treatment of all Oakland employees. With our firm on your side, you can confidently stand up to mistreatment in the workplace.
This retaliation can take place in many forms, including:
- Demoting the employee
- Discriminating against the employee
- Firing the employee altogether
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Simply put, state laws prohibit employers from punishing their workers for suffering an injury on the job or filing a claim to recover compensation. Despite these laws, employers throughout California persist in doing exactly that, compounding the suffering that the injured worker must face.
It is also important to note that some employers try to create reasons for terminating injured workers. Unfair job performance reviews or unfounded criticism are often used to cover up illegal behavior, leading the employee to wonder if they deserved to be fired. Whatever the details of your case, the importance of securing legal representation cannot be overstressed.
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We refuse to let employers get away with unlawful behavior and can carefully assess your circumstances to execute the best course of action. Employers found guilty of wrongful termination may face statutory penalties, be forced to compensate or reinstate the employee, and even get hit with punitive damages. Our goal at Pacific Workers’ Compensation Law Center is simple: achieve a swift and effective resolution to your case that comprehensively meets your needs.
We are eager to begin pursuing that goal on your behalf. Contact our retaliation attorneys in Oakland for a FREE consultation today.