A recent Ohio Court allowed a worker to sue over firing where a worker claimed the employer retaliated for a worker’s compensation claim. A Dayton machine shop worker fired less than an hour after he was hurt on the job was given no reason for his firing shortly after he told his boss he hurt his back.
In Wisconsin, if an employer terminates an employee because of a work injury, or unreasonably refuses to rehire the employee after a compensable work injury, a penalty of up to one year’s wages applies.
In the Ohio court ruling the worker will have a chance to prove he was fired in retaliation. Continue reading