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Charlotte Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Pursue Justice & Protect Your Rights

In North Carolina, it’s illegal for an employer to terminate any employee who files for workers’ compensation benefits. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that an employer can’t fire an employee or seek other ways to retaliate against them. In fact, some employers dispute workers’ compensation claims because they know the insurance carrier will increase their premium. Plus, when an employee is missing work to recover, it leaves the employer in the difficult position of being down one worker. This is a particularly delicate issue that’s prevalent in the industrial industry.

Unfortunately, an employer can terminate any employee, even if they are on workers’ compensation benefits, so long as the termination isn’t retaliatory and is based on misconduct unrelated to the claim. If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, contact the Charlotte wrongful termination attorneys at Price, Petho & Anderson. We have been providing legal representation since 1979 and have recovered more than $200 million on behalf of our clients. In fact, we are renown as one of the most respected workers’ compensation firms in North Carolina.

If you want to pursue justice, rely on a firm with over 100 years of collective legal experience. Contact our Charlotte wrongful termination lawyers at (704) 350-2630 to discover your legal options.

Understanding Your Rights

In summary, while an employer can’t fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim, you can be terminated for valid business reasons. This means that an employer can terminate you even if their allegation lacks a factual basis.

Reasons for termination may include:

  • Insubordination
  • Unexcused absences
  • Poor job performance
  • Misconduct
  • Inability to perform job duties

It’s imperative that you retain the services of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney if you have been wrongfully terminated. Your legal team needs to prove in court that your case is a “retaliatory discharge,” and thus a wrongful termination. If successful, you may be awarded damages by the court.

Schedule a Consultation

Being terminated is stressful, particularly when you’re recovering from an injury that warrants workers’ compensation. At Price, Petho & Anderson, our wrongful termination lawyers can investigate your case and uncover proof of your employer’s pretense. Our objective is to protect your rights and do everything our power to maximize your claim.

We work on a contingency fee basis. Call Price, Petho & Anderson at (704) 350-2630 to schedule a consultation.

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