New York Workers’ Comp Discrimination Attorney
Helping Clients Fight for the Compensation They Need
When you are seriously injured on the job, recovering needs to be your first priority. The next step, however, is getting back to work. While most employers do what they can to ensure you have what you need to recover, some try to punish their employees for filing a claim. This is illegal. If you were a victim of discrimination following an injury at work, let Kirk & Teff, LLP fight for you to help you get the compensation and treatment you deserve. With more than half a century of combined experience, our New York workers’ comp attorneys know how to help you fight for ethical and just treatment.
Protecting Your Right to File a Claim
There are many ways an employer can discriminate against an employee who files a workers’ comp claim. While employers are not always required to keep your position open while you are out, there are instances where you may be covered by a union contract, personal service contract, employee benefit, and/or state law or federal law.
You may have also suffered discrimination such as:
- Pay decrease
- Delay in workers’ comp claim approval
- Misconduct, including harassment
- Threats regarding your job security
Employers are prohibited from firing or discharging an employee in retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim or receiving workers' compensation benefits.
The Protections You Have
When faced with discharge from employment, an injured worker should review all possible job protections that may be available by employer agreement to determine the full extent of any benefit or coverage and protection that may be available. These benefits may be available through a union contract, personal service contract, or employee benefit. Likewise, federal and state laws may offer limited protection. Many injured workers are afforded protection under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Benefit from the knowledge of a workers' compensation attorney in Hudson Valley. Call the experienced, award-winning Princeton personal injury lawyers at Kirk & Teff, LLP today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how to move forward with your case.
Dial (800) 400-8986 now to begin planning your case.
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