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You Can Fight Employer Retaliation

Posted by B. Patrick Agnew | Sep 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

No-fault worker's compensation works as a compromise of sorts between employers and employees, as any Richmond worker's compensation attorneys will tell you. Employers pay for worker's compensation insurance so that they can avoid costly and lengthy lawsuits, while employees settle for timely benefits that might be lower than what a lawsuit would award. It should The post You Can Fight Employer Retaliation appeared first on Agnew & Rosenberger Virginia Law Firm.

No-fault worker's compensation works as a compromise of sorts between employers and employees, as any Richmond worker's compensation attorneys will tell you. Employers pay for worker's compensation insurance so that they can avoid costly and lengthy lawsuits, while employees settle for timely benefits that might be lower than what a lawsuit would award. It should all work out fine for everyone involved, but that isn't always the case.

Retaliation

Sometimes, though, employers get angry because claims threaten to increase their worker's comp insurance premiums. They may fire the injured employee, or retaliate in other ways that can create a hostile work environment that seriously affects a worker's career and morale. They include:

  • Breaking confidentiality and creating a gossip situation about the claim.
  • Failing to promote or demoting the worker
  • Giving unwarranted poor performance reviews
  • Changing wage status
  • Reassigning, reclassifying, or transferring the worker
  • Interfering with the worker's comp claim
  • Isolating, intimidating, or even threatening the worker
  • Refusing to give or giving negative employment references
  • Unreasonably changing job duties
  • Disciplining without reason

Discrimination and harassment

All of these constitute discrimination and harassment retaliation, and you don't have to put up with it. Not only do they affect your career, but they can make it difficult to move on. If you are dealing with a similar situation after an injury at your workplace, pursuing legal remedies means you may be able to recover benefits owed you maybe even return to your job.

If you feel that you've been treated unfairly because of your workplace injury claim, and you'd like to discuss your case with a skilled Richmond worker's comp lawyer, please call Agnew & Rosenberger PLLC. We are experienced Lynchburg workers' compensation lawyers and have been serving central Virginia for two decades.

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About the Author

B. Patrick Agnew

B. Patrick Agnew was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia and Bedford County. He received his undergraduate degree from Liberty University and studied philosophy and government. Patrick received his law degree from the Regent University School of Law.

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