Q Can I Be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in New Jersey?
No. Your employer cannot legally terminate your employment in retaliation for filing workers’ compensation claim in New Jersey. You also cannot be fired for testifying at a New Jersey workers’ compensation hearing. This is discrimination. You can take civil and legal action against your employer.
If you believe you have been terminated for filing a worker’s compensation claim:
- You can file a discrimination complaint against your employer with the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation.
- You can also head to EEOC.gov and file a Charge of Employment Discrimination.
If You Have Been Fired For Filing for Workers' Comp You Need an Attorney
A worker’s comp lawyer in New Jersey can help decide whether to file these complaints or not. Trusting legal counsel with your concerns can assist you with navigating the workers’ compensation process.
The help of an experienced New Jersey workman’s comp lawyer can help you make the best decisions for you and your family. Call Manfred Ricciardelli today at (973) 285-1100 for a free consultation.