Workers’ Compensation Retaliation

Chapter 451 of the Texas Labor Code makes it unlawful for an employer to retaliate or fire an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim, or hiring a lawyer to do so. It is also unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee for testifying in a workers' compensation proceeding. We have been helping individuals for many years who have been unlawfully terminated or retaliated against. Contact our office to answer any questions you may have.

Have You Been Terminated For Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim?

An employer will usually not admit an employee was fired in retaliation for filing a workers’ comp claim. However, a lawyer can investigate and build a case and fight for you if the evidence is there. If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated or retaliated against, getting a lawyer can help.

Methods of Retaliation from an Employer

• Terminating an employee
• Demoting an employee
• Changing the employee's shift or schedule unreasonably
• Reducing the employee's pay
• Creating a hostile work environment
• Getting reprimanded for no reason
• Anything that affects the terms and conditions of employment

The Law Office of Jorge Rivas, Jr. provides services in El Paso, Anthony, Canutillo, Clint, Fabens, Fort Bliss,San Elizario, Tornillo