Employer Retaliation Help in Alabama

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Injured workers are guaranteed certain rights and benefits under Alabama law, rights that would be violated if employers were legally allowed to intimidate or harass injured workers to prevent them from making claims for workers’ compensation benefits.

Illegal though it is, employers might try to intimidate an entire workforce by firing injured workers after they made a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. At the law offices of Stephen F. Thompson, Jr., Attorney at Law, we are ready to stand up for your rights if you have been threatened with discharge or have been fired because of a workers’ compensation claim.

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Understand Your Rights as a Worker in Alabama

Fortunately, the Alabama legislature prepared for the potential retaliatory discharge scenario and included Ala. Code §25-5-11.1 in the Alabama Workers' Compensation Act.

Ala. Code §25-5-11.1

"No employee shall be terminated by an employer solely because the employee has instituted or maintained any action against the employer to recover workers' compensation benefits under this chapter…."

What the Retaliatory Discharge provision means the injured worker: Your employer cannot terminate you because you made a claim for workers' compensation benefits. If an injured worker can prove they were fired because they filed a claim for workers' compensation benefits, then there might arise an entitlement to traditional civil damages, and not the limited damages allowable under the Alabama Workers' Compensation Act.

The employer will likely have their own alternate reason for terminating an injured worker. This means you will have to prove that the employers' stated reason is a façade, and the real reason for termination was retaliation for making a workers' compensation claim.

What the Retaliatory Discharge provision does not mean for the injured worker: If no available jobs exist that would accommodate work restrictions, employers are not required to invent a job that will accommodate an injured worker's restrictions (placed by the authorized treating physician).

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If you have been wrongfully terminated from a job because you filed a workers' compensation claim, contact a Birmingham workers' compensation lawyer from our firm today. Our workers’ compensation firm is ready to discuss your options with you in a FREE consultation, so call (877) 816-0183 or schedule a free consultation online. Trial-tested, personalized legal help is only a phone call or email away.

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