It is a sad, but all too real fact, that some employers will use intimidation tactics and even threaten or actually fire an employee for filing a justified workers compensation claim or other benefits that they have a legal right to pursue. However, there are a number of Florida state and federal labor laws that forbid employers from retaliating against an employee for exercising their rights to benefits under the law.
There are other types of retaliation that are in most cases forbidden, including:
- Employees exercising their rights to workers’ compensation benefits
- Forming or joining a union, or taking part in union events
- Reporting employer misconduct
- Employees exercising their rights to unemployment benefits
There are different legal guidelines that forbid this type of action, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and the federal Whistle blower Act. Each case is unique and it requires a team of highly experienced and qualified workers’ compensation attorneys to work on your behalf. The Jacksonville Law Firm of Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. is qualified and ready to work for you today.
If you feel that you have been unjustly treated or singled out for exercising you rights, contact us today for a free consultation, and we can help you in this time of tremendous stress and anxiety.