Can I Be Fired While Out On Workers' Compensation?

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TRANSCRIPT: Regrettably, the answer has to be yes. But you cannot be fired for filing a workers' compensation claim. There are state and federal laws which protect you from what's called retaliatory discharge, meaning being fired for invoking your rights as an employee, such as the right to file a workers' compensation claim. You can be fired while you're off of work due to a workers' compensation injury if there's other valid reasons for your termination, such as insubordination, no call no shows, or other reasons that violate the rules and regulations that your employer has in place at the time of your accident.