Can Someone Be Fired For Reporting A Workers’ Compensation Claim In Florida?
Question: Can someone be fired for reporting a workers’ compensation claim in Florida?
Answer: The state of Florida does not appoint blame to job-related injuries and accidents. Nonetheless, in today’s economy, often employees are shy of reporting injuries within the workplace because they fear getting fired.
Florida employers are not permitted to terminate employees due to their workers’ compensation claim. In fact, if the employer attempts to do so, they will likely face a civil liability lawsuit for wrongful termination.
If, however, employees voluntarily leave their jobs while receiving medical treatment for their workers’ compensation claims, then it is likely that they could face adverse consequences that affect their job security.
It often becomes essential for an employee to protect his or her job after filing a workers’ compensation claim. In this case, contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your claim. Call: [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] to seek help from a skilled Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorney.