Legal Question in Workers Comp in Illinois

Is it legal for a employer to fire an employee while he is hurt and collecting workers comp?

Asked on 1/13/12, 8:06 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Mike Helfand

Yes, but not b/c you filed for work comp. Also, it gives you new rights for the injury. If you want to discuss, call us at (800) 517-1614.

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Answered on 1/13/12, 8:32 am

Nima Taradji Taradji Law Offices

No, if the reason for termination has nothing to do with the injuries that forms the basis of the WC claim, or race, religion and/or disability. Also, if no if there is a contract that is in effect and the termination is against the terms of that contract.

I hope this helps-

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Answered on 1/13/12, 3:51 pm

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