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Protecting You Against Employer Retaliation for Pursuing Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Orange County law firm fights for your legal rights

At Tous Law Group we know that sometimes an employer may retaliate against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you encounter retaliation from your employer in a workers’ compensation matter, we can advise you of your legal options and help stop the adverse action. We know it can be intimidating to fight your employer, so let us do it for you. Don’t take abuse for something you have the right to do.

Types of retaliation

There are a wide variety of ways an employer can retaliate against you for applying for or obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. After you have been injured and you return to work, your employer may try to discriminate or retaliate against you in the following ways:

  • Interference with right to workers’ compensation benefits
  • Wrongful termination or unjust firing
  • Unmerited negative performance review
  • Failure to promote
  • Demotion
  • Adverse wage action
  • Intimidation or threats of adverse action
  • Negative reassignment or transfer
  • Refusal to rehire

Tous Law Group has experience handling retaliatory actions by employers in California. You have a protected right to workers’ compensation insurance when you have suffered a work-related injury. Let us help you obtain the benefits you deserve and protect you when you return to work.

Justifiable employer action

It is important to understand that injured employees are not “untouchable” when they return to work. Employers are still allowed to take justifiable actions for inferior performance, poor attendance or other lawful reasons. It is important to ensure that you are healed and prepared to return to work after being injured on the job.

Labor Code 132a

It is the policy of our state that an employer may not discriminate because of an injury suffered in the course of employment. Under California Labor Code Section 132a, employers are prohibited from discriminating against workers injured while performing their job duties. An employer is prohibited from firing you if you take a leave of absence because of your work-related injury or illness. If you have suffered wrongful termination, retaliation or discrimination because of your workplace injury or illness, we can help.

Contact Orange County lawyers willing to fight for you

Tous Law Group is fully prepared to handle your work-related injury and protect you against retaliatory actions by your employer for seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Contact us at 714-602-4473 or online to schedule your free initial consultation. We have four office locations — Costa Mesa, CA, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Corona. We also travel to meet with you if necessary. And remember, if you don’t recover financially, you don’t pay us!