Many injured workers hesitate to file workers’ compensation claims because they worry they will lose their jobs or be demoted. Unfortunately, that fear becomes a reality all too often. Even though state law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for filing workers’ compensation claims, such misconduct still occurs. You have the right to file for workers’ compensation without fear of retaliation. If your employer has taken adverse action against you for filing a claim, or has threatened to do so, you may be entitled to legal recourse such as damages and reinstatement.
The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. provides aggressive and experienced legal representation for employees who have been victims of employer retaliation or discrimination after filing workers’ compensation claims. We only represent employees — never employers. For more than 60 years, our firm has been committed to righting injustices and helping people like you.
Call us at 415-433-0444 or contact us online to discuss your situation with our experienced employment law attorney. We offer free initial consultations and case evaluations, so you have nothing to lose by seeking a confidential evaluation.
Filing claims for workers’ compensation retaliation can be complicated. They can involve multiple areas of state and federal law. They often require navigating rules and procedures for administrative agencies such as the California Department of Fair Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In some cases, they may proceed to court.
Generally, you must report the retaliation or discrimination within one year after it occurred. It is important to act quickly to preserve your rights.
Our employment lawyer can be a fierce advocate for you. Let us protect your rights and preserve your livelihood.
Call 415-433-0444 to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. We serve employees in San Francisco and throughout the state.