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Q:
Is there any legal recourse against my employer if they fire me during my workers' compensation case?

A:

It is against the law for an employer to discriminate against you for filing a workers' compensation claim. If they had no other legitimate reason to let you go, and the employer were to fire you for the sole reason that you were injured on the job or the fact that you filed a workers' compensation claim, the employer would be subject to many legal sanctions including: a claim pursuant to 132(a) of the Labor Code, civil claim for wrongful termination, claim for violation of the Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) and various other Federal and State laws.

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