Employer Retaliation For Bringing A Workers’ Compensation Claim
A common concern of employees who suffer an on-the-job injury involves employer retaliation. These individuals worry that their employer might hold their filing for workers’ compensation benefits against them.
It is important to realize that the law explicitly forbids employers from retaliating against any employee who has filed for workers’ compensation benefits. It is also important to realize that you do not have to pursue benefits alone — experienced workers’ compensation lawyer Robert Duffee is prepared to protect your rights and fight on your behalf.
Please schedule a free initial consultation with attorney Duffee today by calling (toll-free at 770-884-6402). You may also contact his Carrollton workers’ comp firm online, and he will reach out shortly to discuss your situation.
Preventing Employer Retaliation From Occurring
Employees have many rights under Georgia’s workers’ compensation system, and one of the most important rights is to be safe from employer retaliation. You could be entitled to additional compensation beyond your typical workers’ compensation benefits if your employer engages in any of these following activities:
- Terminating your employment arbitrarily
- Refusing to promote you
- Reducing your work hours
- Giving you the least desirable shifts
- Threatening you
- Providing bad references for future jobs
- Increasing monitoring of your work
- Providing negative evaluations
While these are considered more “labor” law than “workers’ compensation” law matters, attorney Robert Duffee will be by your side throughout your entire workers’ compensation case, including remaining available to help you hold employers accountable for their actions when they choose to retaliate. The law wants people to utilize Georgia’s workers’ compensation system without fearing what their employer might do in return. As a result, stiff penalties and fines often await employers who choose to act out against innocent employees.
Do Not Be Afraid To File For Workers’ Compensation
Having an experienced lawyer on your side is vital to preventing employer retaliation or holding an employer accountable for its actions. Please schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights by calling (toll-free at 770-884-6402) or by contacting Duffee Law Firm, LLC online.