Employers Aren't Allowed To Retaliate

If you are injured while performing the duties of your job, you have a right to pursue a workers' compensation claim in order to obtain payment for medical bills, lost wages and similar expenses. Many workers, however, are reluctant to file workers' compensation claims.

They are, simply put, afraid. They are afraid that their employer will retaliate against them, afraid they might lose their jobs or suffer a demotion, afraid they may be ostracized or worse. This is understandable. Indeed, many employers actively threaten their workers with such actions.

It is important to know that employer retaliation is illegal. In situations where you feel your job, livelihood or personal safety may be threatened as a result of filing a workers' compensation claim, we can help protect you. Our lawyers have more than 70 years of combined experience in the field; we are adept at recognizing retaliatory actions, and pursuing legal remedies to safeguard your rights.

Don't Endure Harassment

Both federal and state laws protect employees from a range of retaliatory actions, including:

  • Termination
  • Reduction of hours
  • Reduction of wages
  • Transfer to a less desirable position
  • Change of employee's work schedule
  • Increased scrutiny
  • Unwarranted poor performance reviews
  • Verbal abuse
  • Threats of any of the above

If you have suffered retaliation or threats thereof after filing a workers' compensation claim, reach out to us for help. We'll work hard to get you the medical treatment you need, the funds to pay for it and the workplace protections that are your civil right.

Legal Support When You Need It Most

To learn more, or to speak with an attorney, set up an appointment with David & Associates. You can call us at 910-338-9490 or send us an email. We have offices in Wilmington and throughout southeastern North Carolina, and serve throughout the region.

Initial consultations are always free.