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I got fired because I reported an injury to my boss?

Can I sue?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:20 PM on Jan. 20, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • Yes
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 6:20 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • As long as it was not due to negligence, alcohol or drugs, yes. They can not fire you for reporting an injury but that can fire you for being a risk.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:21 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • I see what but mommie is saying. And I agree. I thought you meant you reported someone elses injury
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 6:22 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • yes wrongful termination
    Shelii

    Answer by Shelii at 6:24 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • If you're an "at will" employment state, they can fire you without cause. If you're sure it's for reporting something specifically protected by your state's law, then probably so. I'd call an attorney who gives free consultation or only is paid if there's a settlement.
    AAAMama

    Answer by AAAMama at 6:25 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • you bet you can...hopefully whatever happened was documented....remember, very large companies have their own attorneys and wil put up a fight...it that's the reason, then yes you can. even if it is a right to work state.
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 6:38 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • if they didn't give you a reason why you were fired then no, but if you were already having problems and you possibly had right ups or verbal warnings and you messed up it could be a reason to fire you. they still have to pay for your injury though and transportation to and from
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 6:44 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Sure can.
    jdbrown21

    Answer by jdbrown21 at 6:51 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • YOu can sue.. But take a look at your companies employee paperwork that you signed when you were hired( if your work gives out a list of there policy)
    Claudiomom

    Answer by Claudiomom at 6:53 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • AS long as you can prove wrongful termination, I say go for it.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 7:05 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

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