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Lawsuit Filed For Worker Fired After Filing For Workers Compensation

Attorney James Sabatini has filed a lawsuit on behalf of his client for wrongful termination. The client suffered a work-related injury. Due to the injury, the worker filed for workers' compensation benefits. She also took a workers' compensation leave of absence due to the injuries. The employer retaliated against her by terminating her employment.
Connecticut workers are protected under Connecticut law from retaliation for bringing a workers' compensation claim or otherwise exercising their rights under the workers' compensation laws. Furthermore, employers cannot lawfully terminate an employee because the employee is out on a leave of absence due to a work-related injury. As for how long an employee can be out a workers compensation leave of absence and still have job protection - that is dependent upon multiple factors including whether the employer has a published leave of absence policy and whether the leave of absence policy is consistently and uniformly enforced. The issue is best addressed by consulting with an attorney. Our attorneys are able to answer all questions regarding employee rights after being injured on the job.

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