Virginia Law Protects Workers From Retaliation
State and federal laws prohibit employers from retaliating against workers who file workers’ compensation claims. Nevertheless, they do so frequently. In Virginia, it is startlingly common for employers to demote, fire, threaten, harass or otherwise harm workers who have filed claims for compensation.
This is unlawful, unfair and immoral. As such, our firm has dedicated a substantial portion of its practice to preventing employer retaliation, and pursuing legal remedies when employers act illegally. Serving clients throughout northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley, the attorneys at Parthemos & Curran, PLLC, stand ready to protect your interests and your rights.
Act Quickly – Or Not At All
Simply put, Virginia statutes recognize employees’ rights to collect workers’ compensation benefits in the event of workplace accidents and work-induced illnesses. Therefore, an employer who punishes an employee for exercising such rights is acting in direct violation of state law. Workers who have suffered retaliation have legal recourse to reinstate any benefits they may have lost, and pursue other forms of compensation.
However, there is a short statute of limitations in employer retaliation cases. It is important for workers to act quickly. To this end, our firm’s lawyers offer efficient and effective guidance. We work closely with the clients we represent, ensuring their case is filed in a timely manner, and that they receive all the benefits and restitution to which they are entitled.
We Will Assess Your Case For Free
If your employer has taken adverse action against you, or threatened to do so, in a workers’ compensation matter, we can help. Whether you filed a claim, intended to file a claim or served as a witness in a colleague’s case, your rights are protected under the law.
To discuss your case with an experienced attorney, call 540-870-1144 (Winchester) or 571-384-1523 (Gainesville), or schedule an appointment online. Initial consultations are always free, enabling us to assess your situation without obliging you to pay.