Can you terminate an employee while on workers’ compensation?
The short answer is yes, it can be. But it’s not as straightforward as it sounds.
The employer cannot fire people for filing a worker's compensation claim. But they can terminate you for any other reason allowed by law even while you’re receiving workers’ compensation. There’s usually a very fine line separating these two which some employers use to their advantage.
You have to remember that our laws give equal protection to both the employer and the employee. Employers can fire their workers for any reason they deem fit. In a similar fashion, employees can leave their jobs for whatever reason. But both must do so without infringing on the rights of the other.
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