If you have been injured on the job, you may be wondering if your employer can legally terminate your employment for filing a workers’ compensation claim. The answer is no, your employer cannot legally fire you for filing a claim.
Under Minnesota law, it is illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who file workers’ compensation claims. Retaliation can take many forms, including termination, demotion, or any other negative action against the employee.
It is important to note that your employer can still terminate your employment for reasons unrelated to your workers’ compensation claim, such as poor performance or violating company policies. However, they cannot use your workers’ compensation claim as a reason for termination.
It is crucial to make sure that your rights are protected as an injured employee. If you have concerns about filing a workers’ compensation claim, contact the experienced attorneys at Harvey & Carpenter. Together, our lawyers have more than 50 years of experience assisting injured workers in Minnesota. Call (507) 779-7529 for your free consultation.