This is a common question and concern that we get a lot of...will my employer retaliate or terminate me for reporting my injury? You have the law on your side...so it is best to report the injury.
If your employer does retaliate in some fashion, the law will continue to be on your side...as demonstrated in a recent case...
The Union Pacific Railroad has been ordered to reinstate an injured employee and pay the worker more than $85,000 in damages in a clash over an injury on the job. The ruling follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
OSHA found that UP was in violation of the whistleblower provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act for terminating an employee who had reported a workplace injury in the company's North Platte terminal. Union Pacific has been ordered to pay $75,000 in compensatory and $10,000 in punitive damages, as well as reasonable attorney's fees.
You have rights...and it's important to know them. We at Loney & Schueller are ready to help you explore your rights. Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485.
We will sit down with you and talk with you...not at you. We understand that with all the laws, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. We're here to help make sure that that is not the case.