Across the country, employees face illegal discrimination in the workplace for a variety of reasons. Whether you are discriminated against because of your gender, ethnicity, age or any other unlawful factor, you should take action immediately. Moreover, it is crucial to recognize other forms of discrimination that some people may not be aware of, such as workers’ compensation discrimination. At Angiuli & Gentile, our law firm knows how painful this can be for workers in Staten Island, and throughout the whole state of New York.
If you are injured on the job, you may be struggling with a variety of hardships, from physical pain and expensive medical bills to lost wages and mental trauma. If you are eligible for workers’ compensation, these benefits could help you recover from the incident. Additionally, your employer cannot discriminate against you because you decided to file a claim or received benefits.
There are a number of behaviors that employers are prohibited from, such as making threats against an injured employee who plans on filing for workers’ comp or firing a worker who decided to file a claim or received benefits. Sadly, hard-working people from a wide variety of backgrounds will continue to be subjected to discrimination that is in violation of the law.
When an employer breaks the law by discriminating against someone, they must be held accountable for their actions and any hardships that people have had to endure as a result of their behavior. On our workers’ compensation page, you can peruse more information concerning workplace injuries.