In the state of North Carolina, workers’ compensation law protects employees from being fired for filing a claim. However, the existence of this protection does not mean that employers don’t find clever ways to terminate employees who file for workers’ comp. When this happens, you need an aggressive Raleigh workers’ comp lawyer on your side who can fight for your rights and ensure you are provided both the protections and compensation you deserve. Retaliatory Firing Unless you are being accused of filing a fraudulent claim, your employer will most likely not cite the filing of your workers’ comp claim as the reason for your termination. He may instead cite things such as:
- Excessive tardiness
- Excessive days missed, even before the injury
- Your actions have violated company policy
Filing for workers’ comp is difficult enough without your employer trying to terminate your position. The Raleigh workers’ comp lawyers at White & Stradley can investigate your employer’s actions and help ensure you are not terminated in retaliation for filing for benefits you are entitled to by law. If you live in or around Raleigh, Durham, Goldsboro, Greenville, Kinston, Lumberton, Fayetteville, Rocky Mount, or Tarboro, North Carolina and have been fired after filing for workers’ comp, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys today.