Scary news out of Massachusetts after a worker, who was undocumented, was arrested by ICE following a worker’s compensation injury. The article can be found here: An ICE Arrest After a Workers’ Comp Meeting Has Lawyers Questioning if it Was Retaliation.
Employees, despite lack of documentation, still perform work for their employers. Wisconsin law, in turn, allows worker’s compensation benefits to those undocumented workers injured on the job.
Unfortunately, many hard working employees without documentation remain fearful or tentative about filing a worker’s compensation claim. Stories like this increase that insecurity.
(Special thanks to WILG colleague, Ryan Benharris, for sharing this news story).