Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, a back injury, or other conditions that result from performing the duties of a job sometimes require medical attention and days off from work to resolve the injury. Unfortunately, an employee may experience retaliation including wrongful termination when they file a workers’ compensation claim to take care of a seemingly invisible, yet serious, condition even though it resulted from the performance of their duties. If you are subject to adverse employment actions because you filed for workers’ compensation, do not forget that employees have legal rights and remedies to respond. An experienced employment law attorney can help.
Employer retaliation may not go as far as being fired from your job, but may be still harm the employee. Any number of adverse actions can derail an employee:
- Undeserved poor performance reviews
- Missed promotions or a demotion or reassignment of duties
- An increase or decrease in job duties – piling on the work or taking away choice assignments
- Threats and intimidation – verbal or otherwise
- Unwarranted disciplinary actions
- Providing negative references to potential employers
- Refusal to rehire
- Adverse wage actions
- Negative action that results in a reduction in job benefits such as vacations, healthcare etc.
If You Have Experienced Employer Retaliation Wrongful Termination from a Work Injury
Contact an Experienced Team of Iowa Work Injury Lawyers for Help
If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, subjected to harassment or discrimination in your Iowa workplace, contact the Davenport, Iowa employment law offices of McDonald, Woodward & Carlson PC today. We have successfully represented Quad-Cities workers in wrongful termination & retaliation cases, denied workers’ compensation and other employment disputes. Call our offices today at 563-355-5478 for immediate assistance.