Fired After On The Job Injury
Have you been terminated from your employment because of an injury on the job?
After suffering an injury most employees want to get back to work as soon as possible. No one expects to be fired.
When you are injured at work, you have a right to file for workers’ compensation benefits. If your employer fires you or retaliates against you for exercising this right, you may have a claim.
In Texas, an employer may not discriminate against, nor otherwise terminate, an employee who was injured on-the-job, reported the injury, or testified in a proceeding related to a job injury.
Discrimination Against Employees Injured On The Job
It is illegal for your employer to fire you, demote you or take adverse actions against you for:
- Having an on-the-job injury
- Report of the injury
- Filing a workers’ compensation claim
Contact Austin Employment Lawyer
If you have been injured on the job and have been retaliated against or been fired due to your need for or pursuit of workers compensation contact me to schedule a free case evaluation 512-370-5220.