Workers Compensation Retaliation
Madia Law Protects Victims of Workers Compensation Retaliation or Interference
Minnesota law guarantees that injured employees have the right to seek workers compensation benefits without interference or retaliation from their employers. If an employer tries to persuade or convince you not to apply for benefits – or worse, terminates you after you apply for workers compensation – that employer has broken the law.
Oftentimes, employers will claim that an employee was terminated for a reason other than his or her application for workers compensation benefits when, in fact, the real reason was workers compensation. Madia Law has lots of experience dealing with this scenario. Once the employer has stated its supposed reason for termination, I take that reason and compare it to other employees in the same place as my client. Most of the time, other employees who still have their job are guilty of the same thing that the employer says motivated it to terminate my client. Once we’ve established that fact, employers usually want to settle the case rather than explain the real reason for discipline or termination of my client.
“Juanita” worked as truck driver and excelled at her position until she injured her back while on the job. Her doctor placed her on light duty restriction for four weeks. When Juanita presented her physician’s note to her employer, her boss screamed: “What the [expletive]? I don’t have light duty work for you to do! I can’t [expletive] believe this.” Juanita’s boss began interfering with her medical appointments and urging Juanita to cancel them. When Juanita’s workers compensation attorney sent a letter to her employer politely asking that Juanita’s supervisor not interfere with her medical appointments, Juanita was terminated.
Madia Law currently represents Juanita and the case is in litigation. Madia Law is seeking back pay, front pay, emotional distress, and other damages for Juanita.
You May Be Entitled to Lost Wages and Attorney Fees
If you have been the victim of workers compensation interference or retaliation, you may be entitled to back pay and front pay damages, emotional distress damages, and your attorney fees and costs.
Contact Our Minnesota Workers Compensation Retaliation Lawyer Today
You must act quickly when it comes to filing a claim for workers compensation interference or retaliation. If you wait, there may be strict statutes of limitation that will bar you from filing a claim against your employer. Call Madia Law today to discuss your case. All consultations are free.