Question: I have an employee who has been on Workers' Compensation
for two years. At what point can I terminate him?
Answer: An employee who is on workers’ compensation may
be terminated only if the termination is clearly unrelated to
the workers’ compensation claim. It is illegal to discharge,
threaten or discriminate in any way against an employee because
he/she has received an award from, has filed or even intends to
file a workers' compensation claim. If found to be in violation
of the law, the employer is subject to financial penalties of
up to $10,000. Further, the employer may be required to reinstate
the employee and reimburse him/her for lost wages and benefits.