If you file a workers’ compensation claim and your employer seems to be retaliating against you, you should speak to a workers’ compensation attorney immediately. This retaliation could take many forms, including reducing your hours, demoting you, harassing you, terminating your employment or engaging in other retaliatory behavior.
In California, employees have the right to collect workers’ compensation benefits. When an employer retaliates against a worker for exercising their rights and filing a workers’ compensation claim, that employer violates public policy. Hiring an attorney can help you right the wrongs invoked through employer retaliation after a workplace injury.