Employer Retaliation in Minnesota | Harassment following a Work Injury?
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. If an employee or worker takes it upon himself or herself to report an employer violation that employee cannot suffer employer retaliation in Minnesota. They cannot be retaliated for filing a complaint to OSHA or for reporting a work related injury.
Your employer may be found to have retaliated against you if your protected activity was a contributing or motivating factor in its decision to take unfavorable personnel action against you. Such actions may include:
- Firing or laying off
- Denying overtime or promotion
- Denying benefits
- Failing to hire or rehire
- Reassignment affecting promotion prospects
- Reducing pay or hours
Minnesota is an employment “at will” state. This means the employer can fire any employee for any reason as long as that reason is not illegal. It is illegal under the law to fire an employee for making a workers compensation claim. If they do the employer could be responsible for 3x the amount of damages in civil court.
If you feel you have been retaliated against for bringing a workers compensation case, speak with one of our attorneys today. We can discuss with you the best course of action to take in order to get you the benefits you deserve.
Minnesota Work Injury Retaliation Lawyers
With over 60 years of combined workers’ compensation experience, our attorneys are dedicated to making sure you get the benefits you are owed. We will be your advocate throughout the process. Call us Now at 855-354-2667 or fill out the contact form and our office will contact you immediately.
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3340 Northdale Blvd. NW, #140
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Phone: (763) 421-8226
Fax: (763) 421-8362
“I was injured on Dec 17th 1980 on the job 12500 volts and David Kempston took on the job for me along with the Mottaz team’ I feel they put 100% into the case with out cutting any corners And I believe they are one of the best Attorney groups out there It was an experience and a great ending All though the pain will never go away they got the best settlement they could for me and so I thank the team at the office of the Mottaz Attorney’s THEY ARE THE BEST Thank You David Kempston for a job well done.”Ray K.Client
“Mr. Sisk took our case a few years ago not long after my wife was in a serious accident. Her employer’s insurance took insolvency and the employer was resolved to be no help at all. Despite the extremely out of the ordinary nature of our case, and regardless of impediments and hurdles, he has relentlessly fought for what was right on our behalf and been very successful doing so. Still today he continues to stand for us and what rightfully should be done. I simply can’t thank him enough. In troubled times this is the guy you want in your corner.”Linda and Joe A.Client
“Jerry was very responsive to all my questions, concerns and showed compassion in this very difficult time of my life. He took time by email, phone and in person to help me understand the process, the time frame, and all the possibilities. Persevering in the duration of all the doctor visits, working with my employer, and my work related injury was not easy. Jerry handled all of it from our initial meeting to the final resolution with confidence, encouragement, and high integrity. I would strongly recommend Jerry to my family, my friends, and all of my acquaintances. I would without a doubt trust Jerry in the future, if a situation would occur that needed legal representation. I appreciate all he did in helping me get my life back on track and making a positive difference in my life.”Michael Z.Client
“Since injuring my back in 1978 I had multiple issues and problems with the employer and insurer. This led to many disputes over the years. Having been told to live with pain for the rest of my life, I reached a point when I could no longer continue working. At that time I hired David Kempston and he took on my case and worked out for me a settlement that I was very comfortable with. He was always attentive to my calls and responded quickly when I would whine about things which he would assure me it would all come together. He was right and I am so grateful for his hard work. He goes the extra mile for me as a client, and is the type of person you could leave your wallet and checkbook with and no it is safe. Again, I am extremely grateful for David Kempston’s work and highly recommend him to someone who has a work injury and needs the finest representation. If you want to hire somebody with excellent work ethics hire David Kempston.”Robert H.Client