Fired for filing workers compensation claim

My husband was hired at a small company less than 8 employees. He went to the dr. and was told he had carpal tunnel. He then went back to work & told his employer he wanted to file a workers compensation claim. His employers took him to the side and told him that there realtionship would be distroyed if that what he wanted to do that. He filed a workers comp and then 2 weeks later he fired him. THe day he told him he wanted to file his W/c his employer told him not to come back to work. He hasnt work since and know he is out of a job.

1 answer  |  asked Apr 18, 2004 10:45 PM [EST]  |  applies to Tennessee

Answers (1)

Alan Crone
Worker's Comp Retailiation

Your husband is entitled to worker's compensation if he "got" carpel tunnel on the job. In any event, it is against the law for his employer to fire him because he filed a claim. I would be glad to discuss this with you or your husband, you most likley have a case for wrongful termination. Please feel free to contact me at 1.800.403.7868 or at

posted by Alan Crone  |  Apr 19, 2004 09:12 AM [EST]

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