Employers are legally barred from retaliating against employees for filing workers’ compensation claims, but this does not mean that retaliation does not occur. If your employer harasses you, interferes with your claim or fires you, Mario Trespalacios can take action on your behalf. As a workers’ compensation attorney, he has been representing employees in retaliation cases since 1992.
Florida is a right-to-work state, which means that employees can be fired for any nondiscriminatory reason. Retaliating against an employee for filing a workers’ comp claim is considered discrimination. Attorney Trespalacios will investigate your case to determine whether there was, in fact, discrimination and take steps to prove it.
Workers’ compensation discrimination is easier to prove if there is documentation. By making a complaint to your employer and holding on to written documents, you can strengthen your case. Before you bring a suit against your employer, you must file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in order to obtain a letter that grants you a right to sue. Claims must be filed with the EEOC within a certain timeframe. Attorney Trespalacios can help you navigate all of these steps.
Employers often retaliate against employees who file for workers’ compensation as means to intimidate other employees and prevent them from filing claims in the future. This is unlawful and it puts the health and safety of all employees at risk. By enlisting the services of a lawyer, you can hold your employer accountable. Mario Trespalacios will take aggressive action on your behalf. Contact his office in Miami at 305-261-5800.