Fired for filing a workers compensation claim

I was recently fired from my job after having a doctor's note and submitting an email letting my boss know I was taking some of my 240 hours of accrued sick time off due to an acute back problem exacerbated by driving 800 miles a week to see clients and a work related back injury.

I am top salesperson for a multi million dollar company and have a workmans comp claim pending against the company. I have never been written up and am the only salesperson who made my yearly Quota. I have been the Top producer for 7 years.

This is obviously wrong and I want to sue. By the way, they still owe me $30,000 in Bonus money!

1 answer  |  asked Mar 15, 2001 8:29 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Anthony Sperber
Fired over workers

If you were fired for filing the workers' comp claim, your employer is liablee. To the extent you were not paid all earnings due to you, there is another source of a liability.

I suggest you contact a CA employment lawyer immediately.

Good luck.

posted by Anthony Sperber  |  Mar 31, 2001 01:28 AM [EST]

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