Sometimes employers act out of line when terminating an employee. California being an at-will employment state, your employer technically does not have to offer an official reason for firing you. However, you may have reason to believe that your recent work-related injury is a factor in their decision to let you go. If so, the best thing you can do is secure strong legal representation right away.
Call Humphrey & Associates today at (844) 612-5800 and speak to an Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer about your case.
How to Know if Your Employer Fired You Unlawfully
Your employer may have chosen to terminate your employment because of your injury if any of the following are true:
- You were fired after filing a workers’ comp claim.
- You were fired after reporting your injury to your boss.
- You were fired after informing your boss that your injury would cause you to be out of work for a period of time.
- Your termination was not part of a larger downsizing effort.
- Your boss explicitly remarked that your termination was the result of your injury, your need for workers’ compensation benefits, your inability to work for a time, or any other reason pertaining to your injury.
Our Orange County Workers’ Comp Lawyers Are Prepared to Defend You
Don’t let your boss shove you and your injuries under the rug. Connect with a member of our team at Humphrey & Associates today if you suspect your employer behaved unlawfully when deciding to terminate your employment. Our skilled attorneys are highly familiar with California workers’ compensation laws and have the skill and experience necessary to effectively protect your rights.
Contact us online and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with an Orange County workers’ compensation attorney today.