What Is Retaliation?
It is an unfortunate reality that some employers are less than helpful to their injured employees when it comes to filing workers’ compensation claims. Workers’ compensation insurance is just like any other type of insurance, and an employer may see their premium rate increase after an employee files a claim for an injury. Unfortunately, in an attempt to avoid this expense, some employers will interfere with their employees’ claims, fail to provide them with the materials they need to file their claims in a timely manner, or may even go as far as to fire the employee and take other negative actions against them.
When an employer interferes with an employee’s workers’ compensation claim in any way, or when they take punitive actions against an employee who files a claim, the employer has engaged in “retaliation.” Retaliation is both unethical and illegal. If you believe you have valid grounds to file a workers’ compensation claim in the La Quinta, CA area and your employer has engaged in any type of retaliation, it is vital to contact a reliable La Quinta construction accident attorney as soon as possible. You may be able to file a claim for wrongful termination, workplace harassment, or workplace discrimination through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and your attorney can assist in this process.