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Retaliation Issues Related to Workers’ Compensation

If you have been hurt while performing your work duties, you should not have to fear you will be fired or reprimanded for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Employer retaliation is illegal and should not be tolerated.

At Sousa & Minogue, LLC, our lawyers are committed to helping Connecticut workers understand their rights under federal employee rights and state workers’ compensation laws.

Fear Losing Your Job If You Claim Workers’ Compensation?

Since 1993, our Shelton workers’ compensation law firm has successfully represented UPS truck drivers, construction workers, police officers, firefighters and other workers in cases involving employer retaliation resulting from safety and health complaints that lead to workers’ compensation. Some types of employer retaliation include:

  • Getting fired from job
  • Demotion
  • Poor performance reviews
  • Failure to promote
  • Wage issues
  • Threats and intimidating actions
  • Lost benefits (vacation, scheduling, insurance, etc.)
  • Transfers, reassignments and reclassifications
  • Unwarranted disciplinary action
  • Poor employment references

According to the law, no employer is allowed to terminate employees because they have filed workers’ compensation claims. If you have been fired after filing a work injury claim and you are forced to sue your employer, you may be entitled to back pay as well as attorneys’ fees.

When you consult Sousa & Minogue, LLC, our attorneys will work with you to learn about your workplace injuries and help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to receive. We will thoroughly investigate your case while working to uncover any OSHA violations your employer or co-workers committed that resulted in your injuries.

Contact Our New Haven Employee Rights Attorney Today

We invite you to contact Sousa & Minogue, LLC, at 888-973-8204 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your retaliation issues related to workers’ compensation. We represent clients in Shelton, in Bridgeport and throughout New Haven and Fairfield counties. Our law office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend and after-hours appointments are available upon request. For the convenience of our injured clients, we can travel to their homes or hospital to meet. Se habla español.