Facing Harassment After Pursuing A Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Returning to work after being sidelined by a job-related injury is a big step. Whether you’re returning in your previous capacity or coming back with modified hours or light duties because of your condition, you have a right to be treated with dignity and respect.
If you’re facing harassment by your employer or co-workers, talk to the experienced attorneys at Workers' Compensation Lawyer, Inc. We have a team of lawyers – including a certified specialist in California workers’ compensation law – dedicated to standing up for the rights of injured workers. We can help you put a stop to the harassment and pursue any further compensation you may be entitled to as a result.
What Illegal Harassment Might Look Like
Recovering from a work-related injury or illness is hard enough. It’s even more difficult when your employer (or your co-workers) put up roadblocks. California law forbids employers from retaliating against employees for seeking workers’ comp benefits. That retaliation can take many forms, including harassment.
You might be experiencing illegal harassment if:
- Your boss or co-workers repeatedly insult you or make jokes at your expense.
- Your co-workers or boss treats you unfairly after your return to work.
- Your employer allows or overlooks ongoing mistreatment.
- You’re getting pressured to resign, change jobs, or take unfavorable shifts or job duties.
What You Can Do About It – And How We Can Help
If you’re experiencing illegal harassment after filing a workers’ comp claim, our lawyers can intervene on your behalf to put a stop to it. You may also be entitled to additional compensation from your employer. California law allows victims of retaliation to seek a financial penalty of up to a 50% increase in your workers’ comp award (up to a maximum amount).