Can an Employer retaliate against an Employee claiming Workers Comp benefits?
According to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law, an employee/worker injured at work is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Some employees/workers may feel reluctant to file for workers compensation benefits believing his/her job may be placed in jeopardy. In other words, the injured worker may feel that the employer can retaliate for claiming benefits by firing the injured worker.
However, New Jersey law makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee claiming workers’ compensation benefits. If an employer does discriminate against an injured worker for claiming workers’ compensation benefits then that worker can file a Discrimination Complaint against the employer.
If you are the subject of employment discrimination for claiming workers’ compensation benefits give Dan T. Matrafajlo, Esq to discuss your rights.