Wrongful Termination for Seeking Workers Compensation
Have You Been Fired After Filing for Workers' Comp?
Many individuals who become injured on the job hesitate to file for workers' compensation out of fear that they will lose their jobs. Some employers threaten employees or lash out in retaliation when they become aware that the employee has filed for workers' compensation as a result of their workplace accident. Employer retaliation is against the law.
Injured workers have the right to seek compensation, which means your employer cannot fire you—or threaten to do so—for filing a workers' compensation claim. If you were wrongfully terminated due to your workers' compensation claim, you need to discuss your case with our San Antonio wrongful termination attorney.
We offer free and private case evaluations for all potential clients. Call us at (210) 807-3178.
What is Wrongful Termination?
Being fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim is considered retaliation and is unlawful. State and Federal government laws protect employees from practices that threaten job security based on unlawful or unethical practices.
Examples of wrongful termination include:
- Violation of a contract
- Firing to prevent from collecting sales commissions
- Firing under false pretenses in to replace with lower-pay employee
- Coercing an employee into quitting to avoid severance pay
- Firing based on unlawful reasons
Reasons that are considered unlawful include:
- Whistle-blowing, or notifying authorities about unlawful practices
- Taking time off to vote, serve on a jury, or serve in the military
- Firing based on color, race, gender, nationality, age, or disability
- Retaliation for filing complaints or charges against an employer
Unfortunately, most employment contracts are “at-will,” which means that employers do not have to specify a reason for termination. So how do you know the reason was illegal if your employer does not explicitly give one? That’s where a wrongful termination attorney comes in.
Wrongful Termination Due to Work Injury
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated due to a work injury, you may be entitled to compensation. A skilled wrongful termination lawyer can conduct the necessary investigations to analyze your case and find evidence that you were fired because you filed a worker’s compensation claim. Such evidence can include positive performance reviews, a history of good conduct, a record of promotions, and more.
Over a Decade Spent Advocating for Injured Workers
At The Law Office of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC, we pride ourselves in providing high-caliber legal representation that is rooted in compassion and experience. Our San Antonio wrongful termination lawyer's client-focused approach has led to countless satisfied clients and numerous successful results.
As our client, your case may benefit from our firm's:
- More than a decade of legal experience in handling workers' compensation cases
- Day and night availability for legal counsel
- Results-driven strategies that are designed to fit your needs
When it comes to standing up to protect the rights of our clients, we stop at nothing. We are not intimidated by deep-pocketed insurance companies or powerful corporations. Our legal team can carefully review the details of your case to determine if you were wrongfully terminated.
Protect your rights! Call our firm for a free consult.
We understand how stressful it can be to find yourself injured and without a job. This is why we will roll up our sleeves and begin working on your case as soon as you turn to us for help.
For the well-versed and careful legal guidance you need, please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible. ¡Hablamos español!
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