Workers' Compensation Discrimination

One of the exceptions under Texas law to the employment at will doctrine, is retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation complaint.  Often times a person will file a workers’ compensation complaint and the employer will turn around and fire that person.  If the employer fired you because you filed a workers’ compensation complaint, then you have a claim under Texas law.  One caveat, if an employer has an attendance policy, and you violate that attendance policy because you missed work due to your injury, then often times there is not a case there. If you think you have a question as to whether or not you were terminated based on workers’ compensation, then give us a call and we will evaluate your facts and see if you have a case.

Jim M. Zadeh
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