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DISCRIMINATION IN WORKERS' COMP CLAIMS
A 132a claim is an additional claim in a workers' compensation claim. It is when an employer is discriminating against an injured worker because of his/her work injury.
For example, if ALL workers at a workplace are able to have a break EXCEPT those with work injuries. The injured workers are treated differently by the employer. This may be considered discrimination.
The employee has to show the court that discrimination occurred because of the work injury. The employer's act cannot be something that happens to all the employees or considered a 'business reality.'
If you were terminated and you believe the reason for your termination is because you had a work injury or filed a workers' comp claim, you may have a 132a in addition to your workers comp claim.
If an injured workers is successful in proving a 132a case, the employee may qualify for $10,000.00 PLUS lost wages.
If you believe you have been discriminated against BECAUSE of your work injury, call our office today to make an appointment with one of our attorneys. We provide free consultations. You can request an appointment by filling out this form or calling our office at 831-753-9127.
Redula & Redula LLP helps injured workers who live and work in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. We help injured workers apply for workers’ compensation benefits after work injuries - specific injuries, cumulative trauma (repetitive work injuries), psychiatric injuries, death benefits cases, subsequent injuries benefits trust fund cases (SIBTF), slip and falls, carpal tunnel syndrome.
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