In New Jersey, it is illegal for your employer to terminate you solely because you are out on workers’ compensation disability. The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law provides certain protections for employees who are injured and receive workers’ compensation benefits. These protections include protection against retaliation or discriminatory actions by the employer.
If your employer terminates you while you are out on workers’ compensation disability, it may be considered a violation of your rights. However, it’s important to note that employers may have legitimate reasons for termination unrelated to your workers’ compensation claim, such as layoffs or performance issues.
If you believe that your termination was directly related to your workers’ compensation claim or that you were unlawfully retaliated against, you should consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. They can assess the details of your situation, review any relevant documentation, and provide guidance on how to protect your rights.
If you have any questions about this article or if you’ve been injured at work and want to discuss your workers’ compensation case, contact us at (973) 383-2700 for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.
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