Many North Carolina residents are aware that the state's workers' comp system prevents employers from firing them if they file a claim. However, you might not know that the state forbids any form of retribution.
This means you cannot be demoted for filing a claim. It means you cannot have your pay cut for filing a claim. It means you cannot have your hours cut for filing a claim. Put simply, under North Carolina law, you cannot be punished in any way for filing a workers' compensation claim.
Of course, few employers are foolish enough to openly say that an employee is being punished for filing a claim. They will often shroud their retribution in the language of business decisions and personnel evaluations.
These claims should not be taken at face value. Our North Carolina workers' compensation lawyers have seen all the tricks and the claims. We're committed to protecting your rights throughout the workers' comp process.
If you live in North Carolina and you're looking for an experienced workers' compensation lawyer to protect your rights, please call White & Stradley, PLLC today at 919-863-9397 for a free consultation.