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Can I be Fired in Retaliation for a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Alabama law generally states that NO employee shall be terminated SOLELY for seeking workers’ compensation benefits. The law does allow you to sue your employer for damages if terminated solely in retaliation for your workers’ compensation claim.

However, these cases are very difficult. Alabama is generally an “at will” state which allows employers to terminate employees for good, bad or no reason. If the employer has any legitimate reason for terminating you, then they will not be held liable. If you have questions about retaliatory discharge claims, give us a call.