Employer Retaliation | Will my employer fire me for making a workers’ compensation claim?

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees.  If an employee or worker takes it upon himself or herself to report an employer violation that employee cannot suffer employer retaliation in Minnesota. They cannot be retaliated for filing a complaint to OSHA or for reporting a work related injury.


Your employer may be found to have retaliated against you if your protected activity was a contributing or motivating factor in its decision to take unfavorable personnel action against you. Such actions may include:

• Firing or laying off
• Blacklisting
• Demoting
• Denying overtime or promotion
• Disciplining
• Denying benefits
• Failing to hire or rehire
• Intimidation
• Reassignment affecting promotion prospects
• Reducing pay or hours

Minnesota is an employment “at will” state. This means the employer can fire any employee for any reason as long as that reason is not illegal. It is illegal under the law to fire an employee for making a workers compensation claim. If they do the employer could be responsible for 3x the amount of damages in civil court.


If you feel you have been retaliated against for bringing a workers compensation case, speak with one of our attorneys today. We can discuss with you the best course of action to take in order to get you the benefits you deserve.


Minnesota Work Injury Retaliation Lawyers


With over 60 years of combined workers’ compensation experience, our attorneys are dedicated to making sure you get the benefits you are owed. We will be your advocate throughout the process.  Call us Now at 855-354-2667 or fill out the contact form and our office will contact you immediately.